Analysis: next week's election will see if Zimbabwe's voters are ready for change after decades of treachery, suspicion and fear under Robert Mugabe. Written by John Hogan, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick for RTÉ Brainstorm. "Fears of rigging and repression remain, as 45 percent of voters think it likely that incorrect results will be… Continue reading Opinion: Is Zimbabwe about to have an electoral earthquake?
The annual AHSS Postgraduate Conference took place on Tuesday 22nd May in the IWAMD Building. The conference highlights the research of the Faculty’s postgraduate students, and gives students the opportunity to present in a real conference environment. Each conference panel was chaired by a PhD student, and the day also featured a number of academic posters… Continue reading AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2018
John Hogan, Department of Politics and Public Administration, writes for RTÉ's Brainstorm that many of the human rights violations suffered by Palestinians today call to mind the ills of apartheid, though there are some important differences. Amidst the shocking footage from the Gaza-Israel border this week, many online observers noted one photograph for its similarity to… Continue reading OPINION: Does Israel’s treatment of Palestinians amount to apartheid?
Ten Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences PhD candidates took part in the Faculty heat of UL's Thesis in 3 Minutes competition this afternoon. Organised by the Graduate School at the University of Limerick, each student was given a strict 3 minutes to tell the audience about their research at UL. Dr Ann Ledwith, Dean… Continue reading FAHSS PhD students compete in Thesis in 3 Minutes Competition
John Hogan, Department of Politics and Public Administration, writes for RTÉ's Brainstorm on the issue of land reform in South Africa. South Africa has seen a surge in land invasions in recent months, a further indication of how emotive this issue is for many citizens Read in full: http://www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/0419/955629-this-land-is-my-land/
Are you planning a PhD, or thinking of pursuing a taught postgraduate course? The Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS) at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is offering a number of Scholarships, Fellowships, Bursaries and Fee Waivers to MA and PhD candidates for September 2018. For full details please visit: https://ahss.blog/scholarships/
Dr Rory Costello (Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick) addressed the Citizen's Assembly this weekend on the pros and cons of introducing a fixed-term parliament system. He said under the current system the Taoiseach can call an election when the Government party is popular, and can also surprise opponents. Watch Rory's full speech below...… Continue reading VIDEO: UL Politics lecturer addresses Citizen’s Assembly on Fixed Term Parliaments
https://youtu.be/CqYA5VYORQw First year Public Administration students (from LM002 BA Arts) from the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, and community development students from Limerick Institute Technology came together this semester for an intensive, Problem Based Learning (PBL) exercise called 'LULITMI'. The exercise also formed part of the programme of the Limerick Spring Festival of… Continue reading VIDEO: Students from UL, LIT and MIC work together in intensive, Problem Based Learning exercise ‘LULITMI’
By Professor Neil Robinson, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick Opinion: the west needs to make it known that it is above trolling because the majority of Russians want more links with the west The biggest trolling of all was the Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Russian actions may have had some… Continue reading OPINION: How do you deal with a troll like Putin?
AHSS ANNUAL POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE 22 MAY 2018, UL Call for Papers Paper proposals: submit an abstract of 300 words for an individual paper (20 mins). Panel proposals: submit a panel proposal, including the panel theme, a short 150 word panel abstract, and the 4 proposed speakers with their 300-word paper abstracts and the name… Continue reading CFP: AHSS Annual Postgraduate Research Conference
Dr Adina Preda (Department of Politics and Public Administration at UL) discusses ‘luck egalitarianism’ in The Irish Times (March 6): “Luck egalitarianism is a family of theories about the fairness of economic distribution. Its main claim is that a fair distribution would be one that equalises the effects of brute luck on people’s welfare.” Read… Continue reading Does inequality really matter?
Join us on Thursday the 22nd of February, from 17.30 to 19.30, at the University of Limerick Postgrad Open Evening, in The Pavilion on the University’s North Campus. The University of Limerick offers a suite of taught postgraduate programmes and invites you to meet UL Faculty and current postgraduates to learn more about the opportunities… Continue reading UL Postgraduate Study Open Evening