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New format for Canadian election debates would make more time for leaders to present their policies
An Edinburgh researcher has proposed a new format for leader debates in Canadian elections, prioritising time for leaders to share simple information about their policies and benefiting, first and foremost, the least-informed voters.
Asia experts urge better post-Covid labour deal
Politicians in South Asia should act swiftly to better protect labour rights during the Covid-19 pandemic, Edinburgh research suggests.
How do narratives impact migration issues in Europe?
Edinburgh researchers are analysing the production of migration narratives and what impact they are having on increasing polarisation and politicisation around migration issues in Europe.
SPS student recognised by fellow Mexicans for outstanding contribution to social science
School of Social and Political Science student Omar Loera has been awarded the 2021 Carlos Fuentes Award, for his outstanding academic achievements and research contributions to the social sciences during his PhD.
SPS graduate wins best PhD thesis in the field of gender and politics
Congratulations to Dr Ashlee Christoffersen, whose PhD thesis has been named the year’s best from across Europe in the field of gender and politics.
Experts discuss Northern Ireland in new episode of Constitutionally Sound
In the latest episode of the Centre on Constitutional Change’s podcast Constitutionally Sound, host Allan Little discusses Northern Ireland with political sociology expert Katy Hayward and former Chief British Government Negotiator on Northern Ireland, Jonathan Powell.
SPS staff recognised for outstanding teaching at the EUSA Teaching Awards 2021
Edinburgh University Students' Association announced the winners of its 2021 Teaching Awards yesterday, with colleagues at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) picking up awards for Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Course, for the course Race and Ethnicity.
Professor McEwen named as 2021 Royal Society of Edinburgh fellow
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has announced its newly elected 2021 fellows, including Professor Nicola McEwen from the School of Social and Political Science (SPS).
SPS staff awarded for their contribution to the study of British politics
Staff at the School of Social and Political Science have been awarded prestigious prizes by the Political Studies Association, including for the best political science book of 2020, for outstanding teaching and for distinctive contributions to the study of British politics.
SPS alumna takes up key post in Biden administration
A graduate of the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) has taken up a key role in US president Joe Biden’s administration, as National Security Council (NCS) Senior Director for Europe.
Climate change concern unaffected by pandemic
Covid-19 has not made people any less concerned about climate change – despite the pandemic disrupting and dominating many aspects of their lives, a study suggests.
Talking Brexit at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics
What will happen to Brexit Britain in 2021? Nicola McEwen, Professor of Territorial Politics at SPS and Co-Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change, will join a panel of experts to explore this question at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics.