News from 2012

Prof Oliver James examines why people volunteer to help others in their local community.

Citizen Contribution to Local Public Services: Field Experiments in Institutions Incorporating Social Information

Dr John Heathershaw will be key note speaker at conference 'The Constitution of Peace'

Current Debates and Future Perspectives, Marburg (Germany) 11-13 October 2012

Larbi Sadiki co-edits book 'Democratic Transition in the Middle East: Unmaking Power'

This edited volume seeks to unpack the state of the democratic void following popular uprisings and revolts across the Arab Middle East.

Professor Michael Winter appointed Chair of North Devon Biosphere Partnership

The North Devon Biosphere Partnership has announced that Professor Michael Winter OBE has been appointed as its new Chairman.

Attitudes towards security threats uncovered

New research has revealed a significant gap between what the government claims are the biggest security threats facing the UK and the fears of the population.  

Dr Sandra Kröger awarded Hanse Institute for Advanced Study fellowship

During the fellowship, to take place from October 2013 – April 2014, she will work on two projects.

New funding for research on conflict management in Central Asia

Three incidents of armed conflict in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan form the focus of a major new research project assessing the effect of conflict management in Central Asia and how this affects the development of relationships with these young countries.

New funding for research on conflict management in Central Asia

Three incidents of armed conflict in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan form the focus of a major new research project assessing the effect of conflict management in Central Asia and how this affects the development of relationships with these young countries.

Alison Harcourt has been appointed to the REF panel 27

For Area Studies in 2014

Dr Duncan Russell taking part in ESRC seminar series

Duncan is a co-investigator on a successful ESRC seminar series bid on the Green Economy with colleagues from the University of East Anglia and the University of Bradford.  

Dr Duncan Russel examining climate change adaptation.

Duncan will play a leading role in the FP7 project ‘BASE’ examining climate change adaptation in the European Union.

University of Exeter is The Sunday Times University of the Year

The University of Exeter has been named University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013.

Conflict in Cities and the Contested State Briefing Papers to be launched in London.

A series of Briefing Papers for the ESRC-funded Conflict in Cities and the Contested State project will be launched at a public meeting in London on 8th November.

Cynthia Enloe Award for University of Exeter Lecturer

Sarah Bulmer has been awarded the Cynthia Enloe Award for the best paper submitted to the International Feminist Journal of Politics, the leading journal for feminist research in International Relations.

Exeter social scientists play leading role in new environmental assessment

Professor Michael Winter, Dr Robert Fish and Dr Duncan Russel are helping Government to deliver a research programme that builds on the findings of the 2011 UK National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA). 

Students to work with MPs

Six students will be working with a number of MPs this summer.  

3 year PhD studentship from the Food and Environment Research Agency

Michael Winter has secured funding for the studentship to commence in October

John Heathershaw awarded ESRC project grant

The project focuses on three incidents of armed conflict – a rebellion against the government in Uzbekistan, inter-ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan, and armed rebellion in the Rasht valley of Tajikistan.

Dr Alison Harcourt is an invited speaker in Hamburg

Dr Alison Harcourt is invited speaker at the “Adapting Public Service to the Multiplatform Scenario” workshop at the Hans-Bredow Institute in Hamburg on Monday, July 9th 2012

Responsibility misused by politicians

The concept of responsibility is being used by politicians as a distraction from the real problems in society, which have to do with inequality according to research from the University of Exeter.

University academics recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

The enthusiasm, dedication and inspiration of two University of Exeter academics has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, announced on Saturday, June 16.

Professor Andrew Massey awarded Ragnar Nurkse Visiting Professorship

The post included teaching a course entitled Development Policies and Globalization at the University of Tallinn

Professor Andrew Massey awarded funding from the Viking Trust

An award of £15,000 over two years from the Viking Trust to allow him to investigate the issues around good governance and democracy

Professor Jeffrey Karp appears before NZ Select Committee

Professor Karp appeared before the Justice and Electoral Law Select Committee in Wellington to address whether voters made informed decisions on the 2011 referendum on reform to New Zealand's electoral system.

Dr Joanie Willett organised a panel at the Networked regions and cities in times of fragmentation conference

Developing smart, sustainable and inclusive places

Workshop on 'Constituent Power in World Politics'

Held Wednesday 2 May from 9-3pm in Amory 128, this workshop brought together IR staff from Streatham and Tremough to address the broad research theme of 'activist politics'.

Professor Stephen Wilks keynote speaker at Competition Regime for Growth: One Year On Conference

Professor Stephen Wilks was keynote speaker at Newcastle Law School on 13 April 201

Professor Michael Winter and food for thought

Professor Michael Winter spoke about food security at the “Food for thought 2012" conference.

Dario Castiglione appears as keynote speaker

Dario Castiglione was keynote speaker at conference The Political Project of the European Union

Professor Andrew Massey reviews The End of the West

Professor Andrew Massey, Chair in Politics at the University of Exeter, reviewed David Marquand book.

Dr Larbi Sadikhi appointed to United Nations Advisory Board

Dr Sadiki (IAIS) has been appointed to the United Nations Development Programme Advisory Board

Alison Harcourt provides input to OFCOM's media plurality inquiry

Alison Harcourt has been appointed to an invite-only group to input to OFCOM's media plurality inquiry in 2012. 

Iain Hampsher-Monk guest speaker

Iain Hampsher-Monk was guest speaker at the University of Sussex Centre for Intellectual History.

Larbi Sadiki writes for Al Jazeera

Larbi Sadiki is a regular contributor on Syria, Jordan and Egypt to Al Jazeera

Dr Andrew Schaap at New York’s New School for Social Research

Dr Andrew Schaap spoke at New York’s New School for Social Research for a Politics and Philosophy Talk

Faculty members attended ISA Conference 2012

Dr Matthew Eagleton-Pierce, Dr Victoria Basham, and Helen Turton made their way to San Diego for the convention

Dr Alison Harcourt spoke as a part Jean Monnet programme on electronic communications

Dr Alison Harcourt spoke at the Department of Political Science, Giuridico-Politico, at the Università degli Studi di Milano.

Prof Susan Banducci at The Institute for Social Change

Prof Susan Banducci was invited to speak at The Institute for Social Change (ISC) at the University of Manchester.

Prof. Jeff Karp speaks at the Centre for the Study of Australian Politics

Professor Jeff Karp was invited to speak at the launch of the new Centre for the Study of Australian Politics at ANU on March 2nd

Alumnus MP gives insights into the centre of government

Alumnus MP Sajid Javid recently returned to Exeter to give students insights into banking, politics and his role at the centre of government.

Dr Larbi Sardiki is releasing a new an edited volume on the Arab Spring.

The book, in 42 chapters, contains different narratives of the Arab spring from empirical and theoretical perspectives.

British Ambassadors briefed on Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

John Heathershaw, Asel Doolotkeldieva and Anna Matveeva visited the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 16 February 2012.

Michael Winter spoke at the conference "Ethical Issues in Agriculture"

Michael Winter spoke at the conference "Ethical Issues in Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops and the Organic Movement" at the University of Toronto

Dr. Alison Harcourt is keynote speaker at European Parliament conference

Dr. Alison Harcourt is keynote speaker at the European Parliament conference “Media Diversity: why does it matter?” on February 6th, 2012.

Tunisian elections: a student's perspective

Third year politics student Harriet Baker reports on her experience of the Tunisian elections which took place during a study trip led by Dr Larbi Sadiki in October 2011. NB: This article was previously published in the student-run newspaper Exeposé on 7 November 2011.

My Life as an MP: A Careers Panel Discussion

Around 100 students turned up for ‘My Life as an MP,’ a panel discussion organised by the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.

Exeter hosted the SUNY Model European Union

150 participants from 15 different schools from across New York, the EU and candidate countries took part in a simulation of the European Union

National 2012 Political Thought Conference organised from Exeter

Iain Hampsher-Monk organised the national 2012 Political Thought Conference (UK)

Dan Stevens awarded an ESRC grant

Dan Stevens has been awarded an ESRC grant (£99,996.40). The project is entitled 'Public Perceptions of Threat in Britain: Security in an Age of Austerity'.

Research on transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina wins major prize

University of Exeter politics lecturer Lara Nettelfield’s book, Courting Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Hague Tribunal’s Impact in a Postwar State has won the prestigious Marshall Shulman book prize.

Susan Banducci and Dan Stevens receive ESRC funding

Topic: Advancing Understanding in News Information, Political Knowledge and Media Systems Research

Former senior army official gives personal reflections on strategic leadership in Iraq

The Director for the new Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter, Lt Gen (Retd) Sir Paul Newton is the key speaker at the University’s Business Leaders Forum on Thursday 6 September.