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
Congratulations to all our students who graduated from the University of Limerick today, we're proud of all of you. Our newly conferred PhDs include: Yanuar Dwi Prastyo (MLAL): Effects of Cooperative Learning on Student Teachers' Communicative Competence in Indonesia. Supervisors: Freda Mishan and Elaine Vaughan Yanuar Dwi Prastyo (MLAL): Effects of Cooperative Learning on Student… Continue reading AHSS graduations, January 2018
The next AHSS Postgraduate Research Community Seminar ‘Teaching Methods & Practices’ will take place on Thursday 25th January 2018. The seminar, which is organised by members of the AHSS Postgraduate community will address different methods of teaching used by postgraduates and faculty. Full details below:
Professor Neil Robinson (Department of Politics and Public Administration) recently wrote an article for RTÉ Brainstorm on why Vladimir Putin needs a supermajority in 2018. Neil writes that while he may be odds on to win the presidential election in March, Putin needs to win big to weaken competition and discourage opposition. Still, even with… Continue reading OPINION: Why Vladimir Putin needs a supermajority in 2018
We've had a highly productive and positive semester here at the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick. Our Winter 2017 newsletter features news, research profiles and events from our faculty and students from Autumn semester. Read the newsletter at this link: Read the AHSS Newsletter December 2017 (PDF) Read our previous newsletters