On Monday 25th November Royal Holloway’s Politics and International Relations Society hosted the Runnymede and Weybridge candidate hustings. Find out about the candidates and their performance, who are hoping to win your vote at the General Election on December 12th.
Category Archives: Politics
Tides of Change: The Indian Election
By Theo Larue While Britain finds itself embroiled in the complexities of its exit from the European Union, it is important to remember that other areas of the world are undergoing important evolutions that will also have effects on global politics. India is set to elect representatives to the 17th Lok Sabha (India’s lowerContinue reading “Tides of Change: The Indian Election”
The Political Mess in Brazil Following ‘Operation Car Wash’
By Christian Oliver It would surely be an understatement to deem Brazil’s political climate leading up to the October general election to be anything but dramatic and unpredictable. Presidential nominees have been stabbed, convicted for corruption, imprisoned, and have called for violent attacks on the opposition; all as a by-product of a corruption scandal biggerContinue reading “The Political Mess in Brazil Following ‘Operation Car Wash’”
News In Colour
By Sarah Jasem I sat with a room full of strangers, listening to the formal and consoling hum of the news in the background of a surgery waiting room in rural Australia. Small talk radiated like warmth throughout the room due to the close-knit nature of people in small rural towns. Many of them hadContinue reading “News In Colour”
Despatch Box on #GE2017
By Rob Johnston So it’s finally the big day to head down to your polling station and exercise your democratic right! Will this election be as people predicted when it was first announced, or will things not be quite as they seemed? As the polls begin to come out and we start to getContinue reading “Despatch Box on #GE2017”
The Death of Bipartisanship
By Malick Nythern Doucoure The Trump administration hits its 90 day landmark this Thursday and a quick glance at its scandals and achievements reveal deep divisions that will scar American politics for the next four years and unfortunately, the same could be said for the next few decades. The US Legislative branch’s de facto policyContinue reading “The Death of Bipartisanship”
The Politics of Climate Change
By Malick Nythern Doucoure In one of his widely acclaimed works – Politics – Aristotle Insists that man is a political animal because man is a social creature with the power of speech and moral reasoning. When contextualised in the world of today, one may argue that man politicises everything, from grammar schools to whatContinue reading “The Politics of Climate Change”
What Has Motivated the Russian Youth to Protest Against Medvedev?
By Yury Polyakov Russian Domestic Politics is probably the most boring subject for all enthusiastic researchers in Russian Studies. Russian people view Vladimir Putin as the new Brezhnev because his style is similar to Brezhnev’s tactics over the Zastoy days. In other words, you can sum up Putin message as ‘Sleep tight, my beloved country’.Continue reading “What Has Motivated the Russian Youth to Protest Against Medvedev?”
Two Months Later: What Has Trump Actually Done?
By Thomas Sherlock No matter your political leaning, it’s safe to say the election of Donald Trump caused an almighty stir. From protestors literally wailing at his inauguration to his backers celebrating, everyone had expectations of a Trump presidency. Two months in, what has he actually done? In short, not much.
Balkans: The Spectre of War
By Héloïse Bertrand In the Western Balkans, the inter-ethnic tensions since the explosion of the former Yugoslavia in the 90s have not vanished despite almost twenty years of relative stability. Worried about Trump’s tumultuous rise to power and the Eurosceptic wave engendered by the Brexit speculative phenomenon in the United Kingdom, the West has completelyContinue reading “Balkans: The Spectre of War”