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Will Vittery in the Cabinet Office

Posted on Thursday 17 July 2014

Politics Postgraduate heading for a three month internship

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Elections in post-conflict states: the best way to legitimacy?

Posted on Friday 11 July 2014

Dr Claire Smith recently gave a talk at the ODI in London

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Congratulations to our 2013-14 undergraduate prize winners

Posted on Tuesday 8 July 2014

Many congratulations!

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Professor Matthew Festenstein, Head of Department

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