Politics @ Surrey

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

20 Years after Kosovo

A recent  conference at the University of Surrey, hosted jointly by cii – The Centre for International Intervention – and the BISA IR2P Working Group, “20 years after Kosovo: the prospects for and limits of, international intervention”, considered the lessons learned from the NATO intervention in Kosovo in 1999 and its aftermath, in the context […]


Making sense of it all

Yesterday, the European Parliament had one of its regular discussions about Brexit, following the meeting between Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg. As before, the Parliament passed a resolution to the effect that a deal was desirable, a no-deal was very bad, and citizens’ rights must be protected in every case. Rather than discuss […]


The potential of Brexit

As you’d probably expect – given my assorted responsibilities – I’ve managed to be out of the UK for most of the past fortnight. Sure, I’ve been talking about Brexit for all that time, but being away from the maelstrom does change things somewhat (and not just because I get to turn down opportunities to […]


Torrid times in Brexit Town: Notes from September 2019

Given the momentous events of the past week, I’d like to look in a little more detail at some of the changes we’ve seen, and reflect on their consequences. Prorogation and Parliament I’d written a blog on prorogation on the day the news broke about it.[1] It might seem an arcane parliamentary tool, but prorogation […]


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