News from 2013

New grant to support the development of new research trends in the area of media and communications policy Dec 2013

Politics doctoral student, Veronique Wavre, was awarded a "Rapid Response Grant" by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) with the support of the Media Program of the Open Society Foundations (OSF)

Third year student, Tom O'Bryan, has won a prestigious Higher Education Academy (HEA) bursary to visit the Houses of Parliament

As part of Tom's bursary, the Parliament’s Outreach Service will arrange a programme of meetings and activities in Westminster, to assist with his research.

Professor Susan Banducci presenting as a part of the Anglo-German Programme lecture series

Professor Susan Banducci, University will be presenting as a part of the Anglo-German Programme lecture series, at 3pm on 7 March 2013 in Room D, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford.

Dr Daniel Neep publishes thinktank commentary on Syria uprising

Dr Daniel Neep has contributed a commentary on the Syrian uprising to the January 2013 edition of the RUSI Newsbrief, the monthly publication of the Royal United Services Institute, a respected London think tank.

Dr Alex Prichard has been awarded the 2013 SWEPSA IR Section Guest Lecturer.

Dr Prichard will discuss his research on anarchism and world order at the Universities of Lund, Uppsala and Stockholm.

Exeter third year students starting an MA in Politics could receive a £1,000 scholarship in 2013.

We are pleased to offer University of Exeter graduates progressing directly from undergraduate to postgraduate study in 2013 a £1,000 scholarship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

World’s leading business experts to help boost family business growth in rural Devon and Somerset

One of Devon’s oldest family businesses has joined forces with the University of Exeter and a world class business school in Switzerland to pioneer a scheme which will benefit hundreds of rural family businesses across Devon and Somerset.

'Libertarian Socialism' and 'Justice, Order and Anarchy' forthcoming for Alex Prichard

Dr Alex Prichard's main areas of research are International Relations Theory and Anarchist Theory. 

Call for Papers - Green budgeting: integrating sustainability for governance? ERSC Research Seminar Series on the Green Economy.

The one-day seminar, held at UEA London on May 8th 2013. Selected paper givers will be given 15-20 minutes to present an overview of key findings. Presentations will be followed by a group discussion of the paper, allowing time for ideas to develop.

Mediation research secures ethical prize

An award that encourages the next generation of young professionals to put ethical conduct at the forefront of business, government and the professions has been awarded to a postgraduate in Politics. 

Exeter Cricketer wins national folk award

Second year student and fourth team cricketer Greg Russel (International relations) has scooped the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.

UK 'needs serious debate' on GM crops

Professor Michael Winter, Co-Director of the Centre for Rural Policy Research, gave a keynote speech at the Next Generation Conference at Bicton College.

Professor Doug Stokes to judge the ‘Susan Strange Book Prize’ for best book in international relations in 2012.

Professor Doug Stokes has been asked by BISA to act as one of three appointed international judges for the prestigious ‘Susan Strange Book Prize’ for best book in international relations in 2012.

Department of Politics and International Relations appoints new Work Placements Co-ordinator

We are pleased to welcome our new work placements co-ordinator, Benedict Hill, into the Politics and International Relations department.   Benedict will be working to run and expand the work placement programme for Politics and IR students.

Professor Doug Stokes will present his latest research on UK and US grand strategy at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office in April 2013.

The subject of the symposium is on America's 'Asia pivot' and Sino-US rivalries in terms of soft power projection, economic competition, identity and security matters.

Farmer attitudes to environmental management are shaped by a complex set of factors

A Research Report commissioned by Defra has revealed that farmers’ motivations and behaviour in connection with the environment management of their farms are influenced by multiple factors, and that financial inducement is a contributing, but not a sole, factor. 

UN Agency Learns from Simulation at Exeter

The Department of Politics organised a simulation, with senior management of UNRWA, including its Commissioner-General and Director of External Relations, leading academics in the field, some donor representatives and diplomats.

Tunisia Trip 2013: A student's perspective

In March Politics students travelled to Tunisia on a study trip which included a visit to the Ennahdha Head Quarters, where they spent time with Abdelhamid Jelassi, the Vice President General Coordinator.

Professor Andrew Massey is the incoming editor of the International Review of Administrative Sciences

Professor Andrew Massey is the incoming editor of the International Review of Administrative Sciences, which is devoted to academic and professional public management and public administration.

Global population expected to be 9 billion in 2050. How will agricultural systems cope?

Professor Michael Winter spoke at Wilton Park's fifth conference in the series 'Global agriculture, food and land use: the international policy challenges'.

The Land and Human Wellbeing

Professor Michael Winter gave a presentation at a conference organised by the Joint Rural Issues Group of the Dioceses of Exeter and of Truro, and the Methodist Districts of Cornwall and of Plymouth and Exeter.

A new peer-reviewed inter-disciplinary journal in Critical Military Studies.

Victoria Basham has been awarded $25,000 from the Palm Center (University of California, Santa Barbara) to launch a new research journal - Critical Military Studies.

BA Small Grant Success

Bice Maiguashca in Politics together with Jonathan Dean (Leeds) has been awarded a BA small grant titled “Gendering Protest - A Gender Analysis of Contemporary Radical Activism in the UK”

EU Marie Curie European Industrial Doctorate

Susan Banducci has been awarded an EU Marie Curie European Industrial Doctorate (EID) grant titled ‘Industry and Doctoral Training in Vote Advice Applications’.

Nicole Bolleyer has been awarded an EU Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship

Nicole Bolleyer has been awarded an EU Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (IEF) titled ‘Unstable Party Supply in Established and New Democracies: Causes and Electoral Consequences’.

British Council selects Exeter student to represent UK education in China

A politics student from the University of Exeter has been selected by the British Council to be an ambassador for UK education in China at a special forum promoting the benefits of international experience.

From suffragettes to Margaret Thatcher and beyond

A century ago thousands of women marched across Britain to Hyde Park in London as part of the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage. 

The Big Food Group: Who Are The Next Generation of Farmers?

Matt Lobley will be speaking at the second Big Food Group event in the 2013 taking place on Tuesday 4th June.

Rural Family Firms Invited to Join Business Growth Pilot Programme

The Family Business Growth Programme operating in rural Devon and Somerset is a year-long pilot scheme which has received funding from the government's £40 million Rural Growth Network to support the rural family businesses that are vital to the regional economy. The Scheme aims to boost the rural economy by bringing out the best in family firms. 

New funding for 'Rising Powers and Conflict Management in Central Asia’ project.

John Heathershaw has been awarded $15,000 by the Open Society Institute (OSI) of New York and the Swedish International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) of Stockholm to supplement their research as part of the ESRC-funded ‘Rising Powers and Conflict Management in Central Asia’ project.

Understanding the cultural significance of UK ecosystems.

Over 80 people from the environmental policy and practice community have gathered at the University of Exeter for a two day conference exploring the cultural significance of UK ecosystems.

€6.3m European Research Council success for Exeter five

Five early career academics from the University of Exeter are celebrating receiving European Grants worth a total of €6.3 million.

Prestigious European Research Council Grant awarded to politics lecturer

Nicole Bolleyer has been awarded €864,972 by the European Research Council for the project ‘State Encroachment on Civil Society? A Comparative Study of Parties, Interest Groups and Welfare-Providing Organisations in Contemporary Democracies (STATORG)’.

Professor Doug Stokes contributes a policy piece on Syria to RUSI.

Professor Doug Stokes, Professor of International Relations at the University of Exeter is also a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

Professor Doug Stokes discusses his most recent article published in the September issue of International Affairs.

Professor Doug Stokes has co-authored an article with Richard G. Whitman, entitled: 'Transatlantic triage? European and UK ‘grand strategy’ after the US rebalance to Asia.'

Hannah Arendt, Screening in collaboration with Politics Society and Department of Politics.

Hannah Arendt - The Movie - 6.00 & 9pm Tuesday 29 October 2013 M&D Room

Duchy Succession Planning Seminar, 26 November 2013

Matt Lobley is working with the Rural Business School at Duchy College to deliver an evening seminar on succession planning for family businesses. 

The Black tents that defied a nation

A beach umbrella and a tent formed an unlikely Embassy, pitched on the lawns of the Australian Parliament on Australia Day 1972, by four Aboriginal activists.

Empowering People and Shaping Policies for Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems Professor Michael Winter speaks at Wilton Park Conference, 7-9 October 2013

Michael Winter was one of two key introductory speakers at this three day conference held at Wilton Park.

Bill Tupman re-elected to the executive of the Standing Group of the ECPR. 7 September 2013

Bill Tupman chaired a standing Group on Organised Crime panels at the ECPR Bordeaux General Conference on Terror-Organised Crime Nexus on September 2013.

Exeter part of £19.5 million overhaul of quantitative social science training

The University of Exeter is one of 15 universities across the UK to benefit from the £19.5 million award to overhaul teaching in the social sciences.

Fact checking politicians gets results

New research indicates that American politicians are affected by the practice of fact-checking, thereby reducing the risk of misinformation and strengthening democratic accountability. 

Results of CRPR research presented in Europe

Paul Brassley has recently visited Belgium and Sweden to present the results of a recently completed major ESRC research project. 

SWDTC Advanced Training Programme - Workshops and Master Classes in theoretical and normative-oriented research: The study of Democracy, Ideology and the Global Order.

The events are intended both as an exploration of substantive issues across different disciplines and sub-disciplines in social research, and as a way of reflecting on different approaches and methods used in the study of these issues.

College staff contribute to International Affairs journal 4 November 2013

The last issue of International Affairs (September 2013, Vol. 89) published by Chatham House,  included not just one, or two, or three, but actually four separately submitted articles by College staff.

New grant to support the development of new research trends in the area of media and communications policy

Dec 2013
Politics doctoral student, Veronique Wavre, was awarded a "Rapid Response Grant" by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) with the support of the Media Program of the Open Society Foundations (OSF).