The most urgent challenges facing the planet will be solved only if governments recognise that knowledge must come before self-interest in policymaking.
The department of politics at the University of Otago turns 50 in 2017. This is the first of a monthly series of celebratory reflections in the Otago Daily Times on politics during the past 50 years. This month Philip Nel asks, can corruption be beneficial?
Monday, 13 February 2017 8:26am
The Department of Politics congratulates Eduardo Abou Ltaif, who recently completed his PhD.
Monday, 30 January 2017 9:05am
In just a few days, two BA (Politics) students, Meghan Stewart-Ward and Sophie Ross, will be winging their way to the USA, as part of the UN Youth US Leadership Tour.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 8:22am
An email advertising a Humanities internship programme may have been overlooked by many students, but for Will Cosgriff, it was the start of a whole new academic adventure.
Monday, 16 January 2017 9:51am
In the last three decades, globalization has made the world seem like a smaller and more interconnected place. While the number of problems requiring international solutions has grown, this trend has also generated a sense of disorientation and powerlessness amongst many citizens. Politicians like Nigel Farage, Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen have won considerable support in this context by pledging ‘take back national control’. This Roundtable seeks to analyse and explain this development, and probe whether post-truth populism is likely to spread and endure.
Friday, 13 January 2017 2:48pm
The Department of Politics is pleased to announce that the Alumni of the University of Otago in America have granted a NZ$25,000 scholarship for a US student of the Master of International Studies.
Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:30am
Sir Michael Leigh is a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund (GMF). He focuses on European Neighborhood Policy, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East as well as the future of the EU. He runs a program at GMF on the implications of the gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 11:15am
The ODT speaks to Emeritus Professor Jim Flynn, of Otago's Politics and Psychology Departments.
Friday, 16 December 2016 10:24am
Early next year Associate Professor Janine Hayward, Head of the Department of Politics, will join the ranks of an exclusive group of academics with her promotion to full professor.