Politics and International Relations

The cage: protecting animals from liberation?

The cage: protecting animals from liberation?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

Professor Rob Garner from the Department of Politics and International Relations discusses the animal welfare ethic - is their subordination necessary to human and animal welfare?

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The nuclear bomb: destroyers of planets?

The nuclear bomb: destroyers of planets?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

The nuclear bomb was first demonstrated at a test site in the New Mexico desert in July 1945, and was first used in battle a month later by the United States against targets in Japan. Since this time, nuclear weapons have not been used in war – leading to the establishment of a ‘nuclear taboo’ - although several thousand nuclear tests have taken place around the globe.

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The voting slip: democracy in action?

The voting slip: democracy in action?

Posted by hi29 at Mar 26, 2014 03:46 PM |

Did you bother to visit the polling station last Election Day? And what led you to tick the box next to your favourite candidate? Dr Ben Clements looks at the complex set of motivations behind our voting habits.

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The AK-47: the gun of choice for revolutionaries around the world?

The AK-47: the gun of choice for revolutionaries around the world?

Posted by hi29 at May 08, 2014 05:05 PM |

What has the development of the AK-47 meant for war and violence around the world? Dr Jon Moran from the Department of Politics and International Relations examines the development of this pivotal weapon, and what its use has meant throughout history.

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The kitten heel: progress for women in politics?

The kitten heel: progress for women in politics?

Posted by jcm22 at Sep 25, 2014 04:15 PM |

Why do men still dominate in politics? And why does it matter? Dr. Meryl Kenny evaluates trends in women’s political representation in Britain, and asks whether progress towards gender equality has stalled.

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