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Anil K. Awesti


Anil Awesti is a Tutor for the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) and Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL). For the 2015-16 academic year, he is supervising BA and MA dissertations on European politics in PAIS.

In previous years, he was Module Director, Lecturer and Seminar Tutor for the second year undergraduate modules 'Europe: Politics and Ideas' (PO225) and 'Themes in European Integration' (PO238) and final year module 'The Politics of European Union Policy-Making' (PO358).

Anil's research interests are in European Union policy-making and in particular the role of sub-national authorities (SNAs) in the EU policy-making process. His work explores the changing nature and role of the state in the contemporary European Union. It focuses on the vertical dispersal of authority away from the central state to the supranational and sub-national levels and in turn the emergence of multi-level governance (MLG) as a significant framework of policy-making in the EU. In doing so, he analyses the role of SNAs in EU policy-making, in particular the policies, mechanisms and behaviour that SNAs employ in their quest to place their interests on the EU policy table and thus influence policy outcomes.

Anil is Chair of the Political Studies Association's Diversity & Equality Working Group. He has a particular interest in the under-representation of people from British black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds within the profession of politics and international relations. As such, he is undertaking work analysing the position of BMEs within the discipline, feeding in to the national initiatives being developed in this area.

Anil is also the Law School's Widening Participation Officer and Researcher. His work focuses on the research and practice of the department's strategy for widening access to students from low-participation backgrounds. In doing so, he manages the department's school/college partnerships and organises the department's widening participation activities. He is also co-director of the Law School's Multicultural Scholars' Programme (MSP). For further information, please see the Widening Participation and Multicultural Scholars' Programme webpages.

His interest in widening participation is also served through being an Advanced Skills Tutor for The Brilliant Club and providing academic sessions in outreach programmes, such as 'GOAL', 'UniTracks', 'Realising Opportunities, 'Pathways to Law' and 'Experience Warwick'.

Contact Details
School of Law
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)2476 150525