Postgraduate seminar series

The Exeter Politics Postgraduate Research Seminar Series provides a forum for presentation and discussion of work in progress of early career academics in the department. The seminar is run by and for postgraduate students, and is a great opportunity to receive feedback and get to know the Politics postgraduate community better. There is no set theme for the seminar, and it includes work at all stages in its development; from research proposals, to thesis chapters, draft articles and conference papers. The usual format is that we circulate the paper via email a week beforehand, with the seminar itself starting with a brief presentation by the author/authors followed by a discussion lasting 30-40mins. Academic staff are more than welcome to join the sessions and are expected to encourage their students to present their work.
 
During the academic year of 2017/2018 the seminar series will be held twice a month on Friday 4:30pm-5:30pm. 
 
If you want to present or receive information about upcoming seminar sessions, please contact the members of the organising committee:
 
Nicholas Dickinson nd327@exeter.ac.uk
Francesca Farmer ff244@exeter.ac.uk   
Milka Ivanovska Hadjievska mi269@exeter.ac.uk

Past seminars

Details of previous seminars can be found here.

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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
Amory B143Add this to your calendar
7 March 2018

Cake for Comments Series: Stephen Greasley, Lecturer in Politics, Exeter

‘Corporate reputation in the outsourced state’ (draft article). Full details
Amory B218 Add this to your calendar
9 March 2018

Politics PGR Research Seminar Series: Presentation by Milka Ivanovska Hadjievska

‘Professionalised but yet participatory? Membership involvement across parties, advocacy groups and service providing organisations in the UK and Norway’ (co-authored with Torill Stavenes). 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. Full details
Amory B143Add this to your calendar
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
Amory B143Add this to your calendar
21 March 2018

Cake for Comments Series: Benjamin Lyons, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Exeter

Title tbc (draft article). Full details
Amory B310Add this to your calendar
21 March 2018

Politics Departmental Research Seminar (Term 2) - Professor Milja Kurki, Aberystwyth University: 'Sovereignty’s Unseen Battle Battalions: Democracy Support as a Practice of Sovereignty'

From Trump supporters to Brexiteers, last few years have seen a rise of ‘sovereigntism’, a renewed defence of the principle of sovereign statehood as a principle of governance. This has been surprising for many analysts and practitioners of politics as they had increasingly come to the view that the principle of sovereignty had either waned in its classical (Westphalian) meaning or had transformed into something new, at best a qualified, fragmented, externally-conditioned kind of sovereign principle. Yet, precisely this expectation reveals the lack of attention paid by analysts and political practitioners to a series of deep, and long-running, battle-battalions of the classical principle of sovereignty in global politics. These battle-battalions have remained ‘hidden’ and their defence of sovereignty has been by and large ‘implicit’; yet, they have been powerful and sustained in their efforts to stamp down on political struggles for forms of governance not premised on sovereignty. Focused on one such battle-battalion – the policy practice of democracy support and the attached agendas of development – this article seeks to both a. convey the intensity of hidden battles over sovereignty over the last three decades and b. the role seemingly innocuous, liberal, seemingly non-sovereigntist policy tools in elimination of actors and activities advocating non-or 'extra'-sovereign political imaginations. I argue that to understand the centrality of the defence of sovereignty for these efforts helps us understand the surprising resilience of sovereign political form. Furthermore, highlighting the role of the long-running battle-battalions for sovereignty ‘hidden in plain sight’ also helps us to grapple with the limits of global political imagination and democratic politics in 21st century international politics.. Full details
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23 March 2018

Politics PGR Research Seminar Series: Presentations by Francesca Farmer and Torill Stavenes

Francesca Farmer, ‘Cybercrime vs hacktivism: do we need a differentiated regulatory approach?’ Torill Stavenes, 'Money and members: An analysis of the influence of state funding on centralisation in new minor parties in Italy'. Full details
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13 April 2018

Politics PGR Research Seminar Series: Presentations by Adrian Colston and Burcin Demirbilek

Adrian Colston, ‘Stakeholder attitudes to the narratives of the Dartmoor Commons: tradition and the search for consensus in a time of change’ Burcin Demirbilek (Penryn), (TBC). Full details
Amory A239CAdd this to your calendar
20 April 2018

Politics PGR Research Seminar Series: Presentation by Lily Habash Shayebhilal

Title TBC. Full details
Amory B218 Add this to your calendar
11 May 2018

Politics PGR Research Seminar Series: Presentation by Rebecca Baker

Measuring democratic quality? Youth participation in Plymouth.. Full details
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