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Professor Catriona McKinnon: climate justice

Professor Catriona McKinnon is a Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading. Her research in climate justice addresses the ethical political, and legal challenges presented by climate change, and is contributing to the global debate surrounding this potentially catastrophic problem.

Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou: the rise of the far right and political populism

Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou's research generally looks at far-right support across Europe, but has a particular focus on the Greek ultranationalist party, Golden Dawn. She is particularly interested in the party's recent spike in popularity with the electorate. She has featured heavily in the media, sharing her research and increasing awareness that Golden Dawn is in fact a neo-Nazi organisation.

Professor Dominik Zaum: the political economy of state-building

Professor Dominik Zaum's research on the political economy of state-building and the impact of state-building on economic and political structures has been applied to real-world policy work. He has worked with the UN and DFID on developing and enhancing their state-building programmes.

Dr Mark Shanahan: putting politics into practice through innovative undergraduate experiences

Dr Mark Shanahan, Director of Teaching and Learning for the Department, discusses the innovative modules that undergraduates can undertake as part of their degree.

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