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2016

BJPIR call for special issue proposals

UK's leading Politics & IR journal seeks special issue submissions in all fields, with particular interest in innovative, cutting edge IR. [09 Dec 2016]

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New video on EU institutions with UoE input

PIR's John Peterson in new video for Oxford University Press. [01 Dec 2016]

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PIR staff stirs the pot on Aleppo and International Human Rights law

Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon's blog on the legal aspects of the bombing of Aleppo has drawn strong responses from the military and international legal communities. [20 Nov 2016]

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PIR MA poster session

4th year PIR Honours students presented their dissertation projects as posters. [16 Nov 2016]

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School of Social and Political Science Postgraduate Open Day

If you're thinking about pursuing postgraduate study, the UoE School of Social and Political Science is a great place to do it. [09 Nov 2016]

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New publication by Prof Luke March and Daniel Keith

Luke March and Daniel Keith have just published a new edited volume: Europe's Radical Left: From Marginality to the Mainstream?. [07 Nov 2016]

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PIR experts on 'The Backbench'

Meryl Kenny and John Peterson join the Edinburgh Political Union's radio show. [04 Nov 2016]

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PIR walks the Trossachs

Group of PIR staff, students, and family summit Ben Venue on the weekend. [03 Nov 2016]

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Up-to-the moment expertise on the EU

The 4th ed. of PIR Prof. John Peterson's popular text, The Institutions of the European Union, will soon come out with Oxford University Press - now with video preview! [03 Nov 2016]

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The Changing Face of Conflict: Modern Security and Human Values

On 26 November, CeSeR and the Albertus Institute will convene major conference on 'The Changing Face of Conflict: Modern Security and Human Values' - a can't miss event [19 Oct 2016]

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Scotland after Brexit - Lessons from the Nordics

On 29 October the Academy of Government together with Nordic Horizons is convening a major one-day event how Nordic countries' experiences with the EU can inform Scotish policy in the wake of Brexit. [19 Oct 2016]

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Avishek Ray and Papia Sengupta visit Edinburgh University for fall semester

The Institute for Advance Studies welcomes two visiting scholars from South Asia. [10 Oct 2016]

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New ESRC project on Monitoring ‘Illegal’ Immigrants

Prof. Christina Boswell leads this exciting new ESRC-sponsored project on how unauthorised migrants have been surveilled in France, Germany and the UK since the late 1960s. . [26 Sep 2016]

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New book: Understanding Zimbabwe

Sara Rich Dorman's Understanding Zimbabwe examines the interactions of social groups — churches, NGOs, and political parties — from the liberation struggle, through the independence decades, as they engaged the state and ruling party. Her empirically rich account reveals how strategies of control and co-option were replicated and resisted, shaping expectations and behaviour. [12 Sep 2016]

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Kristen Hopewell awarded ESRC Future Research Leaders grant

Dr Hopewell has been successful in winning an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant for a new project entitled “Global Power Shifts and the Changing Dynamics of Export Finance”. [02 Sep 2016]

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New Book: The territorial Conservative Party Devolution and party change in Scotland and Wales

Alan Covery's new book explores how the Scottish and Welsh Conservative Parties dealt with devolution. They both campaigned against it, so how did they cope when they had to join the new Welsh Assembly and Scottish Parliament? [29 Aug 2016]

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NEW BOOK: THE WEST AND THE GLOBAL POWER SHIFT: TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

PIR’s John Peterson and colleagues in TRANSWORLD – an 3 year EU-funded project on US-European relations and global governance (http://www.transworld-fp7.eu/) – have produced a new title just published by Palgrave Macmillan. [10 Aug 2016]

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JANE MANSBRIDGE’S BJPIR LECTURE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON-LINE

The British Journal of Politics and IR lecture presented by Jane Mansbridge (Harvard) on 9th June 2016 entitled (intriguingly) Why We Need More and More State Coercion (and What to Do About It) can be viewed at http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/research/bjpir. [10 Aug 2016]

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New book: Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project

Kristen Hopewell's new book Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project now out with Stanford University Press [21 Jul 2016]

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Where are PIR graduates heading next year?

Congratulations to all PIR students graduating this week. Interested to see where some of our graduates are heading next year? Here’s a selection of their destinations and how the PIR curriculum helped them get there. [29 Jun 2016]

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Darcy Leigh joint winner of BISA thesis prize 2016

We are delighted to announce that Dr Darcy Leigh is the joint winner of the 2016 Michael Nicolson Thesis Prize awarded by BISA. [28 Jun 2016]

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New Book from Mihaela Mihai: Negative Emotions and Transitional Justice

Mihai's new book, published by Columbia University Press, explores how societies emerging from dictatorship or civil conflict can channel emotions such as vehement resentment and indignation without undermining the prospects for democracy. [21 Jun 2016]

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Principal's Teaching Award Winners present their research Wednesday

Two teams of researchers based in PIR will present their research at the PTAS Forum on Wednesday 15 June. [14 Jun 2016]

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Professor Charlie Jeffery awarded CBE

Professor Jeffery has been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his contribution to the Social Sciences [13 Jun 2016]

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Outstanding PIR Tutor Award 2015-16

The Outstanding PIR Tutor Award recognizes leadership, commitment, and overall excellence of our current doctoral students for their tutoring in PIR undergraduate courses. [03 Jun 2016]

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Free Online Course on the EU Referendum

The University of Edinburgh, in association with FutureLearn, is offering a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for anyone interested in learning about the referendum and the issues. [31 May 2016]

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New Book: Gender and Peacebuilding

Claire Duncanson's Gender and Peacebuilding now available! [27 May 2016]

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New Book: Domestic Role Contestation, Foreign Policy, and International Relations

Julie Kaarbo's new edited collection (with Cristian Cantir), Domestic Role Contestation, Foreign Policy, and International Relations released by Routledge. [27 May 2016]

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Jamie Allinson's new book launches

The Struggle for the State in Jordan [20 May 2016]

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EUSA Teaching Awards - 2016 Winners

SPS in Practice wins Best Course award at the 2016 EUSA Teaching Awards. [21 Apr 2016]

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Student Project Highlighted by President Bill Clinton

An SPS student project has been highlighted by President Clinton in his closing address at the Clinton Global Initiative University. [18 Apr 2016]

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NEW MOOC: Scotland and Wales Vote 2016

This free online course will examine the issues, ideas and institutions involved in the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly elections. It is run jointly by the University of Edinburgh and Cardiff University. [08 Apr 2016]

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Bomberg's Environmental Politics Group Wins National Prize

The UK Political Studies Association's prize for Best Specialist Group of the year was awarded to the Environmental Politics Specialist Group. [25 Mar 2016]

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PIR students chosen to present at Clinton Global Initiative Event

PIR students chosen to present at Clinton Global Initiative Event [18 Mar 2016]

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NRLabs Neuropolitics Research launch event

We are very excited to be launching NRLabs Neuropolitics Research, a new interdisciplinary research facility at the University of Edinburgh. The launch will take place on Thursday February 25th from 3-5 pm in Flat 2F2, 18 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9LN. [18 Feb 2016]

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SPS Students in World-Class Edinburgh

International Relations Students take part in University-wide campaign. [15 Feb 2016]

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PIR Staff in University Annual Review 14/15

Edinburgh experts played a crucial role in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum, and have continued to do so as Britain faces new constitutional choices. [03 Feb 2016]

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Masters of the Universe But Slaves to the Market

Andrew Hindmoor of Sheffield (originally from Edinburgh) will be our featured speaker [26 Jan 2016]

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Up to 10 fully funded PhD scholarships in Politics & International Relations, Edinburgh

Applications are invited for up to 10 funded PhD studentships in Politics and International Relations (PIR) at the University of Edinburgh. [21 Jan 2016]

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ESRC Seminar Series on UK Africa Policy After Labour: Africa & the UK Public Imagination

Dr Sara Dorman & Allison Coyle speaking at the Royal African Society, London [15 Jan 2016]

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PIR staff joins Advisory Group on the Community Empowerment Act 2015

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act was passed at the Scottish Parliament in the summer of 2015. Now the Scottish Government is working with a range of experts and stakeholders to develop regulations and guidance for implementation. [08 Jan 2016]

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