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Government & Public PolicyNews

    • WhatsApp Research Awards for Social Science and Misinformation

      Dr. Narisong Huhe (PI) and Dr. Mark Shephard (Co-PI) at GPP applied for this highly subscribed call by integrating advanced network analysis with cutting edge experimental methods. Their proposal, ‘From Susceptible to Infectious: Probing How WhatsApp Users and Their Networks Coevolve in Misinformation Diffusion,’ was highly praised and their application was successful.

    • Political engagement and representation of disabled people

      We know that being disabled can have detrimental effects on people’s chances in various spheres of society, including education, the labour market, and social and family life. However, very little research has been done on the political inclusion of disabled people – even though the political representation of marginalised social groups is thought to be crucial for tackling inequalities, discrimination, and stigmatisation.

    • PhD Scholarships 2020/21

      The School of Government and Public Policy is pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships offered by ESRC DTP Scotland and the University of Strathclyde’s Student Excellence Awards (SEA). These awards will cover student fees (at UK rates) and a stipend equivalent to UKRI rates for the length of the PhD and master’s degree (where appropriate). Promising candidates will have already or be expected to obtain, a first-class honours degree or a master’s degree with distinction. Visit jobs.ac.uk for more information and to apply!

    • How do voters perceive disabled candidates?

      Dr Stefanie Reher, Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow in the School of Government & Public Policy, has been awarded a New Investigator Grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), worth £283,770, for her project 'How do voters perceive disabled candidates?'

    • EPOP Conference 2019

      The School of Government & Public Policy will host the next annual conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) specialist group of the Political Studies Association (PSA). The conference will take place at Strathclyde from 13-15 September 2019 and welcome scholars and practitioners working on public opinion, elections, and political parties from across the UK and abroad.

    • China University of Political Science Summer School in Beijing

      We have high-value strategic relationships with partner organisations across the globe, such as the China University of Political Science and Law. As part of this relationship, Dr Keith Smith visited our partner organisation in July 2017 and gave an intensive two-week course on Global Governance and International Relations.