By Dr David Bates, Director of Politics and International Relations at Canterbury Christ Church University
The New Prime Minister Should Appear Before The House Commons Liaison Committee As Soon As Possible Say Researchers
Dr Mark Bennister (Canterbury Christ Church University), Dr Alexandra Kelso (University of Southampton) and Dr Phil Larkin (University of Canberra) have published a report on the House of Commons Liaison Committee and its role in guaranteeing prime ministerial accountability.
Lewis Bloodworth, a third year student of Politics and Global Governance at Canterbury Christ Church University provides an interesting take on the implications of Donald Trump’s victory.
Global Governance, 9 November 2016
Analysing the 2016 US Election Results: Student Blogs
Donald Trump has won the U.S. presidential election 2016 – read a first round of commentaries from our experts at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Dr Andre Barrinha, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
“In terms of foreign policy, I think it will be particularly interesting to see what the now President-elect Donald Trump will do regarding NATO and Russia. Despite his sceptical stance towards the Atlantic Alliance during the campaign (partially reversed in one of the debates with Hillary Clinton when he said he was ‘all for NATO’) , I suspect the US support for NATO will continue. The business as usual attitude may not apply to the currently tense relations between Russia and the US. Trump has more than once declared its admiration for President Putin and conspiracy theories aside, we could see a rapprochement between Washington and Moscow, which could have important implications for Eastern Europe and the Middle East. More due to the tone of his campaign than anything else, it will also be interesting to see how relations with Mexico and the Muslim world will unfold. Finally, in Brussels, Berlin and other European capitals, Washington will certainly feel a distant place today. One has to wonder if London woke up with the same feeling…”
Can Money buy (E)U citizenship? Presentation by Dr Jelena Dzankic, European University Institute – 9 November, 6PM
Public event on Wednesday 9th November at 6pm in LG16 (Laud) at Canterbury Christ Church University
The spread of the global economic crisis enticed many countries to consider attracting investors to become their citizens. The mushrooming of investor programs, which permit rich individuals to gain residence in the underlying countries and eventually access their citizenship, has become a mechanism of securing an infusion of capital into the struggling economies.
*It is not guaranteed that all points made in this comment piece are true!
By Dr David Bates, Director of Politics and International Relations,
Canterbury Christ Church University
According to the common view, we have entered a period of post-truth politics. What is meant by this term is however somewhat ambiguous.
By Dr Sarah Lieberman, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Canterbury Christ Church University
Many things have annoyed me about the Brexit debate that has gripped the country this year. However, as a political scientist, the aspect that has bothered me the most has been the complete lack of understanding among the British public regarding the British Constitution.
For Michaelmas term 2016, the Politics and International Relations team at Canterbury Christ Church University has once again organised a number of exciting public events with speakers from academia and political practice. Click on the image on the left to download a pdf copy of our schedule or click on the links below to find out more information about each event.