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The Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) ranked 1st in the Good University Guide 2020.

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) is ranked 1st of 84 UK Politics departments in The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. This influential national league table reflects latest data, including student satisfaction (NSS), research excellence, and graduate prospects.

Wed 25 Sep 2019, 14:41 | Tags: Homepage, Politics, PPL

Expert Comment: Can the EU develop a truly comprehensive anti-corruption policy?

A new book by Dr Andi Hoxhaj from the University of Warwick School of Law offers fresh insights into EU anti-corruption policy with a particular focus on the EU Anti-Corruption Report of 2014, and argues that recent changes in approach may put the EU’s achievements in this area at risk by viewing corruption purely as an economic problem.

Mon 09 Dec 2019, 11:30 | Tags: Law, Homepage

Expert Comment: Can a woman ever consent to her own murder? The Grace Millane verdict

Dr Laura Lammasniemi, Assistant Professor in Warwick Law School, comments on the increasing frequency of attempts to claim "rough sex gone wrong" as a defence in murder trials.

"Following a high profile trial, a man has been convicted for the murder of British national, Grace Millane, in New Zealand. During the trial, the defendant attempted to introduce ‘rough sex’ or ‘sex game gone wrong’ as a defence. Efforts to raise this as a defence have recently occurred in several similar prosecutions in the UK. These cases, and their increasing frequency, are very troublesome from a legal perspective."

Fri 22 Nov 2019, 15:26 | Tags: Law, Homepage

Expert Comment: Xi Jinping's endorsement of Carrie Lam "indicates a lack of public accountability in Hong Kong politics"

Pablo A. Rodriguez-Merino, from the Department of Politics and International Studies and the Institute of Advanced Study, comments on the latest news that Chinese president Xi Jinping has expressed confidence in Carrie Lam, in her position as Hong Kong's chief executive:

"I think that Xi's decision to publicly show support and confidence in Carrie Lam suggests once again that the Chinese government is avoiding measures that may result in instability or further alienate protesters in Hong Kong, let alone a Tiananmen-style military intervention, with which some media and analysts came to speculate at some point during the crisis."

Thu 07 Nov 2019, 14:20 | Tags: Homepage, Politics, PPL

Expert Comment: Dr George Meszaros comments on the dramatic increase in Amazon fires

Dr George Meszaros, Associate Professor in Warwick Law School, comments on the political background to the Amazon rain forest fires.

Tue 27 Aug 2019, 10:11 | Tags: Law, Homepage, PPL

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