George Iordanou Politics, Philosophy and (not much) Real Life


Guardian: Armed Forces in Universities

Previously I have written an article titled Get the Armed Forces Away From Universities that was published in the Huffington Post. In the article I was calling for Universities to ban the armed forces from University grounds. Guardian decided to run a little story on the issue and called me up for a brief interview. From our chat,  the following made it to the article: George Iordanou, a doctoral researcher in political theory at the University of Warwick, says: “Students are vulnerable because of the low chances of finding employment on graduating, the student loan bubble and increased fees. “The army are not the problem, but universities shouldn’t be making the political decision of allowing them to be on campuses. It’s not that they shouldn’t have access...

On Class (and models of voting behaviour)

Last week I was teaching 3 groups of 12-14 people each, on the week’s topic which was Models of Voting Behaviour. I wanted them to reflect on the models that were discussed in the lecture and provide examples from British and international contexts. I also wanted to encourage them to reflect on their own voting preferences in relation to the models discussed.
I asked them to tell me whether they thought class was important in determining voting behaviour and in doing so to explain what they thought class is and whether the concept has changed over time.

Everything (?) you need to know about the PhD application process in the UK

The last year has been very productive. I managed to complete my MSc in Political Theory from the LSE and survive the nightmare that is the PhD and funding applications. Fortunately, in the end everything went well and I am now in the fourth month of my PhD. Someone has to say a few words about the application process and it might as well be me. The first thing to say is that failure is part of the game and you should not (always) blame yourself for it. One can fail at two levels. The first is failure to get accepted into a PhD program and the second is failure to get funding for the program. For some reason, once you receive an offer of acceptance for a doctoral program you have on average of one month to accept or reject the acceptance offer, even though the outcome of the funding...

George Iordanou Politics, Philosophy and (not much) Real Life

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