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Just Europe

By on November 9, 2016

Max Weber Lecture by Philippe Van Parijs (Université Catholique de Louvain) On 16 November 2016 at 17:00 in the Refettorio of the Badia Philippe Van Parijs will deliver the second Max Weber Lecture of this academic year. The lecture will be chaired by MW Fellow Christine Hobden (SPS) and the speaker will be introduced by Professor […]

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Three meanings of Brexit

By on October 5, 2016

Max Weber Lecture by Kalypso Nicolaides (University of Oxford) 26 October 2016, 17:00-19:00, Badia – Refettorio Chair: Alex Katsaitis (Schuman Centre) Presenter: Brigid Laffan (Director of the Schuman Centre) Abstract: I will discuss three meanings of brexit – starting with a definition of “meaning” as narrative, as opposed to explanation, rationalisation or implication. Meanings matter, I argue, […]

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The Poverty Research Network

By on September 23, 2016

By Julia McClure (HEC 2014-2015) (*) In the Autumn of 2015 the Poverty Research Network was launched at the University of Warwick with the help and support of the Global History and Culture Centre, the Institute of Advanced Studies, and the Global Research Priority Group (GRP) on International Development. This research network aims to create […]

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Education and the Great Divergence

By on September 15, 2016

The grammar school debate may be badly framed, but it raises an important question about the link between equality and education in today’s society. In responding to this question we need to think more extensively about social policies that govern an individual’s life span, to think more critically about the subtly systems of social and cultural capital that can act against progressive access policies to maintain inequality, and to think more radically about the politics of distribution.

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