Five tenure-track positions at Maastricht!

Job alert folks. We’ve got FIVE tenure track assistant professor posts in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht. They’re reasonably broad, but we’re looking for people in: Social & Political Philosophy EU Politics and Policy Cyber-security and Politics Cultural History and International Relations, especially EU-IR, China, globlal governance and security. I am on the selection panel for the Philosophy post so know … Continue reading Five tenure-track positions at Maastricht!

From a New Zealander to his dear English friends about Scotland

Let me start by explaining where this piece comes from. I’m a New Zealander. I come from a small and fairly insignificant place whose nearest neighbour is much larger and much more self-assured. I’ve lived in, and become a citizen of, that neighbouring country. I really enjoy that neighbour and am about to move back there. But I get what it feels like to be … Continue reading From a New Zealander to his dear English friends about Scotland

Why I am a democrat

  One of the upsides – or downsides, depending on your point of view – of being an academic is that one is sometimes forced to reconsider one’s basic commitments. Perhaps that should happen more often than it does, but the fact that it happens at all is a minor miracle of modern life. I’ve recently been reconsidering one of my basic commitments – to … Continue reading Why I am a democrat