‘Rubbing shoulders’: an understanding of networks, relationships and everyday practices is key to parliamentary engagement

‘Rubbing shoulders’: an understanding of networks, relationships and everyday practices is key to parliamentary engagement

Relationships and networks have a big impact on parliamentary engagement. Understanding these dynamics is crucial for those academics looking to work with Parliament as part of disseminating their research. Marc Geddes, Katharine Dommett and Brenton Prosser outline why academics must be able to ‘rub shoulders’ with parliamentary staff, building shared understandings and personal trust which can circumvent common barriers around accessibility of research.

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Job Opening: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh

Job Opening: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh

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Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh invites applications for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in British Politics.  While all sub-fields of British Politics will be considered, preference may be given to those with research and teaching specialisms in institutions, policy making and legislative studies.  You will have a research record with publications of international significance appropriate to the stage of their careers and must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. With a research profile at the cutting edge of British Politics, you will further the School’s international reputation for research and its commitment to excellence in teaching, and administration.

Do feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

All good wishes,
Ailsa

Ailsa Henderson, PhD
Professor of Political Science
Head, Politics & International Relations
University of Edinburgh

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