About the School
Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is a vibrant and innovative school where academic research informs and ignites our teaching.
We have over thirty-five academics, and our department is one of the largest of its kind in the UK.
Our open and friendly environment attracts people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Their diverse opinions and outlooks create an exciting environment for study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Betrayal: British Union Outraged Over Aviva’s Plans to Outsource Jobs To India
Trade Union, Unite, has condemned insurance giant Aviva for “betraying” British workers by outsourcing 600 jobs to India. Dr Victoria Honeyman comments on there being no contradiction between unions defending the rights of immigrant workers and then criticizing companies for outsourcing jobs.
The US Presidential Election
Dr Christine Harlen, Lecturer in US Politics and International Political Economy discusses surprising developments in the elections, the impact Obama may have in his second term and how his re-election will affect the US and beyond.
Podcast: The US Presidential Election
[MP3: 9.6MB] [13 minutes]