Human Rights Day sees the establishment of a new working group

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Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December - the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At the University of Dundee, we celebrate this important day by establishing the Dundee Human Rights Working Group. The working group builds on the recent expansion of human rights-related research capacity across the University of Dundee. As such, it builds on the strong foundation of human rights expertise and on research taking place across many disciplines at the University of Dundee, and will provide an excellent forum for future projects. Am...

The 2017 University of Dundee Conference on The New Cold War: EU Relations with the Post-Soviet Space

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A conference to discuss developing matters in Russian, European and Asian Politics was held in the Dalhousie Building on the 23rd September 2017.  The event, which was organised by research students Ioanna Mavromati and Fikret Sendil, was well attended, with senior researchers coming from as far afield as Greece and PhD candidates from Italy and Portugal. The conference followed four themes: Post-soviet space: Government and politics of the post-Soviet space;  Security Issues in the post-Soviet space: NATO and EU enlargemen; Securitization and Media:         &...

Cameron Ross returns from Gaidar Fellowship in Russia

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Dr Cameron Ross, Reader in Politics at the University of Dundee, has just returned from Moscow where he held a prestigious Gaidar Fellowship (named after a former Prime Minister of Russia).  The objective of the fellowship was to carry out research at the Russian Presidential Academy for the National Economy and Public Administration. Dr Ross presented a paper to senior scholars and students on the rise of the middle class in Russia and its support for democratic values....

Graduate's Scottish independence research dataset published with UK Data Archive

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Jan-Philipp Wagner, a former student in Geopolitics at the University of Dundee who graduated in June 2016, has now published the dataset from his dissertation research on Scottish independence with the UK Data Archive last week. The UK Data Archive is one of the most prestigious data repositories in the world and provides training and access to a very wide range of research data compiled by researchers in the UK and Europe. The published dataset is the outcome of an extensive content analysis of newspaper articles published by Dundee newspapers, The Courier and The Evening Telegraph during the campaign of...