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PAIS awarded Athena Swan Silver

The Department of Politics and International Studies has achieved the Athena Swan Silver award, a prestigious UK charter mark that recognises the advancement of gender equality in higher education. This is an important acknowledgement of the ongoing dedication and progress of the department in promoting gender equality for staff and students.


Wed 27 Mar 2024, 09:37 | Tags: Staff PhD Postgraduate Undergraduate

PAIS: Rises to 2nd in Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick has moved up to joint 2nd place out of 79 UK Politics Departments in The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023. This prestigious league table continues to place us 1st in the Russell Group for both ‘teaching quality’ and ‘student experience’.

Tue 27 Sep 2022, 09:34 | Tags: PhD Postgraduate Undergraduate

Viva Success

Dr Victor Agboga has successfully defended his PhD thesis, passing with minor corrections. His thesis, "Where Do Your Loyalties Lie? Party Switching and Voters' Response in Nigeria," was examined by Adrienne LeBas from American University, Washington DC, and Jessica Di Salvatore from PAIS, Warwick. Supervised by Gabrielle Lynch and Andreas Murr, Victor is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mon 13 May 2024, 16:19 | Tags: PhD Postgraduate Research

New article on differentiated asymmetries in US-Latin America relations

Tom Long's latest article, with Sebastián Bitar of Universidad de los Andes, has been published in the journal Revista CIDOB d'affers Internationals, a top Spanish IR journal. Entitled "Del consenso a la complejidad: relaciones interamericanas diversas y en transición" [From the Consensus to complexity: Interamerican Relations, Diverse and in Transition], the article examines the changing panorama of US-Latin American relations. The article is part of a special issue on changing geopolitics as seen from Latin America, edited by Ariel Sribman Mittelman and Mélany Barragán.

Mon 29 Apr 2024, 15:37 | Tags: Research

New Article by Caroline Kuzemko & Ben Clift in New Political Economy

This article analyses the social construction of climate change mitigation as a policy issue at the hands of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), using Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs). IPCC models and scenarios, play a key role in constructing and legitimising political visions of pathways towards Net Zero. IPCC scenarios have important and real socio-ecological consequences that are crucial for the politics of tackling climate change, profoundly shaping what are seen as viable futures and mitigation policy options. We problematise five key assumptions that are fed into modelling, showing why and how they matter politically. These contestable assumptions built into IPCC IAMs undermine their credibility and usefulness for planning mitigation strategies. We find that, ironically, although IPCC efforts stress just how urgent political action is, their models and scenarios undervalue today’s actionable mitigation policies, leaving us prisoners of our climate polluting past.

Mon 29 Apr 2024, 15:30 | Tags: Impact PhD Postgraduate Research

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