Politics and International Relations

Macron’s railway reforms: the ultimate test for French trade unionism

Macron’s railway reforms: the ultimate test for French trade unionism

Posted by ap507 at Apr 19, 2018 12:29 PM |

In this blog Dr Heather Connolly reflects on the on-going strike action in France. Railway trade unions have begun three months of rolling strikes from April-June 2018 against reforms to their employment rights. The outcome of this dispute will be decisive for the government and its ability to make further reforms, and for the very future of the French trade union movement

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Zuma trial means that his toxic legacy will haunt South Africa for some time

Zuma trial means that his toxic legacy will haunt South Africa for some time

Posted by ap507 at Mar 22, 2018 10:31 AM |

James Hamill discusses how Zuma’s presidency may be over, but his toxic legacy seems likely to haunt the ANC

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Evaluating Salisbury

Evaluating Salisbury

Posted by ap507 at Mar 12, 2018 02:37 PM |

Dr Rob Dover discusses the poisoning of the former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal in the Salisbury case

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Europe (and immigration) among the new Eurosceptics in the 2018 Italian elections

Europe (and immigration) among the new Eurosceptics in the 2018 Italian elections

Posted by ap507 at Feb 21, 2018 12:42 PM |

Populist ‘elites vs the people’ narratives are playing upon rising Euroscepticism and concerns about immigration, argues Dr Simona Guerra from our School of History, Politics and International Relations

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Poland is trying to rewrite history with this controversial new holocaust law

Poland is trying to rewrite history with this controversial new holocaust law

Posted by ap507 at Feb 16, 2018 03:25 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Svenja Bethke suggests that only by confronting the difficult and painful aspects of the past can we understand how to prevent events like the Holocaust happening in the future

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Jacob Zuma’s demise is bad news for South Africa’s opposition parties

Jacob Zuma’s demise is bad news for South Africa’s opposition parties

Posted by ap507 at Feb 16, 2018 03:15 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, James Hamill discusses how Zuma’s departure is good news for the ANC and bad news for the opposition

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