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Politics academics have been giving lectures and participating in workshops.

Members of the Politics department have spoken or will be speaking at a number of events over the coming months.

John Heathershaw

Aberystwyth University- Security Research Group, 7 Feb 2014

Title: The Global Performance State: international development, security assistance and the Central Asian ‘weak state'

Dr. Heathershaw discussed state performances of “weak states” as they are transformed into globalized polities in Central Asia. It promises to be an interesting discussion on the circumstances of a unique condition of a state with a strong-executive but weak local institutions and how they deal with neoliberal/global economic and political networking demands (with unintended consequences for the latter!). Find out more.

SOAS, University of London, 15 March 2014

Title: Non-electoral protest groups in electoral environments: the “new settlements” of Bishkek and the 2011 presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan. Find out more.


Oliver James

School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) Rutgers University - Newark, 5 July 2014

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Research Colloquim

Politics Studies Association, Wednesday 16th April

Presenting a paper entitled: Does inspection improve performance in the public sector? The effect of prison inspections on prisoner deaths in England and Wales. Find out more.


Nicole Bolleyer

Political Organisation in Transformation? 10-15 April 2014

Dr Bolleyer is organising an ECPR session in Salamanca


Chiara Cordelli

Discussed her paper 'Justice as Fairness and Relational Resources' at University of Warwick's Centre for Ethics, Law and Public Affairs 4 Feb 2014


Claire Dunlop

Centre for European Law and Governance (CELAG), Cardiff University, 26 March 2014

Explaining the governance architecture of the Eurozone: a varieties of policy learning approach. Find out more.

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Soiron Building, Spiegelzaal,  30-31 January 2014

Experts and Expertise in European International Organizations, 1973-1987.  Programme.

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