Events

On this page we list any forthcoming events relevant to the Department of Politics and International Relations. See also all events in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.

Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend, although registration may be required (the event will specify if so). Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

We also have a listing of past events.

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20 November 2017

Q-Step: Intro to Python

Python is increasingly used by social scientists to collect, process and analyse new types of unstructured or semi-structured data, such as online text and social media data. It is a an accessible, yet versatile programming language which is also broadly used for data science and machine learning tasks, combining multiple types of data, simulation and visualization. This workshop provides an introduction to basic programming notions in Python, and introduces some of the most useful packages used in social science research. No previous programming experience is required. NOTE: This workshop is a prerequisite for the following Q-Step workshops (to be offered this and next term): Collecting Social Media Data, Data Analysis in Python, Text Analysis.. Full details
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22 November 2017

Alex Prichard - The Virtues of Anarchy Reconsidered: On Waltz, the Kantian Moralist of Anarchy.

CAIS Brown bag seminar. Full details
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22 November 2017

Public Policy Seminar Series: Roberto Baldoli and Claudio Radaelli

What's Nonviolence to do with the European Union?. Full details
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22 November 2017

Political Theory Reading Group: Robert Lamb (Exeter)

Conal Condren’s Political Vocabularies. Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
22 November 2017

Cake for Comments Series: Amy McKay, Senior Lecturer in Politics, and Antal Wozniak, Research Fellow in Politics

Article Draft Title TBC. Full details
Amory B308Add this to your calendar
24 November 2017

Politics PGR Research Seminar Series: Presentation by Andreas Karoutas, PhD candidate (Political Theory)

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29 November 2017

New Approaches to Political Cohesion in Democratic Processes

This workshop places an emphasis on the relationship between democratic processes and political cohesion that goes beyond the simplistic formula of competitive democrats. Political cohesion, or the commitment to a common political project, is a matter of degree and processes leading to the peaceful resolution of conflict are just one way of contributing to this phenomenon. Indeed, political processes can embody values and produce norms that may legitimate the political system in one way or another and lead to much deeper forms of political cohesion among members of a political community than that which is allowed for by the mere avoidance of violent conflict. On the one hand, we consider the circumstances under which competitive elections can do more than peacefully resolve conflict by contributing in a deeper sense to citizens’ commitment to democratic values. On the other hand, as procedural and substantive democrats recognise, there is much more to democracy than free and fair elections. We therefore expand our inquiry beyond election to understand how other democratic values and activities may contribute towards political cohesion.. Full details
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30 November 2017

Q-Step : Designing Experiments

At the workshop we will consider basic principles of designing field and survey experiments. We will start with discussing the idea of causal inference and randomisation. Then we will review several experimental designs: completely randomised, stratified, paired, cluster randomised, factorial. Next, we will discuss statistical power in experiments and conclude with a review of the methods for the analysis of experimental data, such as ANOVA and linear model. The workshop will be useful for Q-Step undergraduate students planning to use experiments for their dissertations, as well as for postgraduate students. Full details
Peter Chalk Centre 2.4Add this to your calendar
6 December 2017

Catarina Thomson: Foreign Policy Attitudes and Security Policy Preferences in the United Kingdom: Applying Latent Class Models to Elite and General Audience Samples.

CAIS Brownbag seminar. Full details
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6 December 2017

Political Theory Reading Group: Daniel Kapust (University of Wisconsin)

“The tragedy of Imperial Republics”. Full details
Amory B219Add this to your calendar
6 December 2017

Cake for Comments Series: Stephen Greasley, Lecturer in Politics

Article Draft Title TBC. Full details
Amory B308Add this to your calendar
6 December 2017

Governance in Turbulent Times – and how to deal with it

My talk focuses on public governance in turbulent times and how to deal with it. I aim to suggest the contours of a design approach in political science with the backing of organization theory. The ambition is to use insights from my latest work on governing turbulence and then to set out design implications from an organizational approach to public governance. Arguably, even in turbulent times research(ers) might specify and advice on how governance processes might be deliberately designed organizationally. I hereby draw a middle-ground in an old turf-war in organization studies and public administration between ‘science’ and ‘craft’. Insights into how organizational factors affect public governance is a necessary precondition for using organization theory to meta-govern. I will advocate that organization theory as ‘craft’ requires organization theory as ‘science’. ‘’Science’ and ‘craft’, or understanding and design, are thus complementary and not opposing as too often assumed.. Full details
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7 December 2017

Q-Step: Collecting Social Media Data

This workshop provides an introduction to the main methods used to access, download and store social media data. You will learn how to use Twitter's APIs to collect tweets and user details, and how to collect Facebook posts and comments. Basic knowledge of programming in Python is required, and participants are required to attend the "Intro to Python" workshop first.. Full details
Peter Chalk Centre 1.3Add this to your calendar
8 December 2017

Politics PGR Research Seminar Series: Presentation by William King, PhD Candidate

‘A Comparative Study of the ‘Yes’ vote for the 2011 AV Referendum and the same areas for the 2016 EU Referendum’. Full details
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15 December 2017

Politics PGR Research Seminar Series: Presentation by Amina Ghezal, PhD Candidate

The Risk of Statelessness and Identity Disappearance: Tuvalu's Oscillation Between Rising Sea Levels and a Ramshackle Habitat. Full details
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17 January 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Alison Harcourt, Professor of Politics

State Steer and IPR Policy in Standard Developing Organisations. Full details
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24 January 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Duncan Russel, Associate Professor of Environmental Politics

The Idea of Valuing Nature in Policy Making: Reflections on 10 Years of Research. Full details
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7 February 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Sandra Kröger, Senior Lecturer in Politics

The Legitimacy of the Brexit Referendum - Diminished by Leaders' Lies?. Full details
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14 February 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Michael Winter, Professor of Land Economy and Society

Agriculture and the Environment in Uncertain Times: Competing Positions in the Brexit Debate. Full details
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21 February 2018

Cake for Comments Series: Alice Moseley, Lecturer in Politics, Exeter, and Emily Rainsford, Newcastle University

Nuffield Grant Application ‘Designing interventions to enhance political inclusion in marginalised groups’. Full details
Amory BuildingAdd this to your calendar
7 March 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Matt Lobley, Professor in Rural Resource Management

“Farmers are hefted onto land and we don't transplant very easily”: The challenge of retirement in the agricultural sector. Full details
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14 March 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Alice Moseley, Lecturer in Politics. New Frontiers in Public Administration: The Behavioural Perspective

This paper reviews the state of the art in the application of behavioural insights to public administration. The paper asks what a behavioural perspective on public administration is, what, if anything, is 'new' about the approach, and where it is heading. Importantly, the paper considers what a behavioual perspective misses and whether/ how it can be integrated with other theoretical frameworks to help address important questions in public administration. Full details
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21 March 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Oliver James, Professor of Politics

The Data Revolution in Government Performance Reporting: Evidence from Experiments with Citizens and Users. Full details
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