Politics @ Surrey

The blog of the Department of Politics at the University of Surrey

Are Children’s Rights History?

The former Save the Children UK chief executive, Sir Mike Aaronson, reflects on the history and legacy of the organisation. In advance of the conference at LSE on Politics, Humanitarianism, and Children’s Rights, which explores the relationship between these three constructs, he asks whether we, as today’s children’s rights advocates, have the courage of our […]


Collapsing the ambiguities

In a moment when so much is changing so fast, it’s hard to know where to begin in trying to make sense of it all. From the upheaval of Parliamentary procedure to the sudden reaching-across-the-aisle by Theresa May, even that which was unthinkable seems to be both thinkable and actually happening. With that in mind, […]


Article 50 infographics – updated to March

So, here we are, a day shy of the original two-year period of Article 50 and hardly much sense of how this all ends. I’ve updated the graphics as normal, although I see that next month will be a real pain in the neck with squeezing in more months (#FirstWorldProblems). For all that’s happened, not […]


AI @ Surrey workshop

Surrey is an excellent place to study and research central issues relating to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the technologies that utilise it. As an ethicist and political philosopher with an interest in AI, I was privileged to contribute to this year’s workshop on Law and AI hosted by the School of Law at Surrey, a […]


The Millwallisation of May’s Brexit strategy

For younger readers, Millwall FC garnered much public interest in the 1980s for their forthright style of football and their supporters, whose chant of “nobody likes us, but we don’t care” resounded around stadiums (and punch-ups). Yes, things have moved on, but still the label has hung around. Theresa May hasn’t yet got into any […]


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