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Patricia Hogwood

Patricia Hogwood

I am a Reader in European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR). I completed my PhD in European Studies at the University of Bradford and taught at the universities of Strathclyde, Edinburgh and Glasgow before coming to the University of Westminster in 2004. I work in the fields of comparative European politics and European Union politics, specialising in German politics, political identity and internal security.

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Brexit: why Macron has more room to manoeuvre than May and Merkel

Oct 29, 2017 14:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Despite the valiant efforts of both the EU and the UK to uphold confidence in the Brexit negotiations process, its clear the talks have been deeply unsatisfactory for both sides. Fundamental conflicts of interest and...

Angela Merkel wins a fourth term in office – but it won't be an easy one

Sep 25, 2017 08:48 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Angela Merkel will continue as chancellor of Germany. But following an election that saw the rise of smaller parties most notably the far right her fourth term will probably be an eventful one in ways she would not wish...

The Angela Merkel model – or how to succeed in German politics

Sep 21, 2017 14:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

When Angela Merkel first became Chancellor of Germany in 2005, she was a virtual unknown. Critics were sceptical about her staying power. There were confident predictions that she wouldnt see out the 100-day honeymoon...

Angela Merkel's G20 challenge

Jul 08, 2017 18:22 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The timing of the G20 summit in Hamburg could hardly be more significant for the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. The worlds leading forum for international cooperation on world economic growth, international trade and...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

How Theresa May's election disaster looks from continental Europe

Jun 09, 2017 17:59 pm UTC| Insights & Views

After Theresa Mays car-crash election campaign, there is doubt among key players in the European Union about whether the UK will be in a position to resume the Brexit talks on time. That leaves both Britain and other...

A new president and a chance for Germany to face its demons

Feb 15, 2017 09:41 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Frank-Walter Steinmeiers election as Germanys president represents a rare opportunity for his country. While the role is essentially ceremonial, Steinmeiers background, combined with a dramatically changing global...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Theresa Mays Brexit: how Europe reacted

Jan 18, 2017 16:11 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Could British premier Theresa Mays Brexit statement have been any more bullish? Her abrasive tone and thinly veiled threats might almost have been designed to enrage a European elite already irritated over the UKs...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries slip ahead of host of FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slipped slightly during Fridays afternoon session ahead of a host of speeches by members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Williams and Rosengren, scheduled to be delivered today by 12:15GMT...

RBNZ likely to leave OCR on hold at 1.00 pct next week, leave door open to further cuts: ANZ Research

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is expected to leave the Overnight Cash Rate (OCR) on hold at 1.00 percent at its monetary policy meeting next Wednesday, but leave the door open to further cuts, according to the...

UK gilts suffer after BoE’s unchanged policy decision fails to create major market impact

The United Kingdoms gilts suffered during European trading hours Friday, after the Bank of Englands (BoE) unchanged monetary policy decision did not create any major economic impact on markets, thus making investors trade...

German bunds edge tad higher after August producer price index disappoints markets

The German bunds edged tad higher during European trading session Friday after the countrys producer price index (PPI) for the month of August, disappointed market participants, going into negative territory from the prior...

JGBs close mixed in silent trading session ahead of long weekend

The Japanese government bonds closed mixed on Friday as investors remained divided amid a silent session that barely witnessed data of major economic significance ahead of the countrys long weekend, following Autumn...

Politics

Melania Trump faces backlash over fashion choices on 9/11 anniversary

Melania Trumps commemoration of the September 11 attacks 18th anniversary has been marred with yet another fashion-related controversy. Online critics claimed that the stitch work on the back portion of the First Ladys...

Destroying parliaments leads to war – just look at history

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnsons recent prorogation of parliament has led many to fear that parliamentary democracy in Britain is unravelling. And now the High Court has ruled that Johnson acted lawfully in suspending it....

Where 'woke' came from and why marketers should think twice before jumping on the social activism bandwagon

First used in the 1940s, the term woke has resurfaced in recent years as a concept that symbolises awareness of social issues and movement against injustice, inequality, and prejudice. But popularity has diluted its...

Rudd's rental affordability scheme was a $1 billion gift to developers; Abbott was right to axe it

Most Australians are spending more of their income on housing than they used to, but low-income households are being squeezed the hardest. Many are in poverty, and many more are suffering financial stress. A growing...

John Legend tweets Melania Trump should praise Donald Trump more

The United States President Donald Trump has once again had a tweetstorm directed, this time, at John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. The All of Me singer responded by suggesting that POTUS might have calmed down if only the...

Science

New prostate cancer treatment delivers good result in week

There may not be a one-stop cancer cure available to the market yet, but scientists have developed more advanced treatment strategies that increase the survivability rate among cancer patients. Researchers from the United...

HIV hides in many places in the body, Belgian researchers confirm

HIV can hide within the patients body, making it difficult to completely eradicate. With the hopes of finding an HIV cure, researchers from the Belgium-based university UZ Gent recently reported a milestone of locating...

Can we really know what animals are thinking?

Sarah, the worlds smartest chimp, died in July 2019, just before her 60th birthday. For the majority of her life she served as a research subject, providing scientists with a window into the thoughts of homo sapiens...

Cancer cells naturally die in microgravity, scientist finds

The possibilities are endless when it comes to studying potential factors that could stop the growth of cancer cells. For one, a scientist based in Australia discovered that cancer cells naturally die when exposed to...

HIV cure study finds good results from a rare muscle illness

One of the greatest tasks of medical science experts today is finding a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). While that has not been achieved yet, many studies have resulted in further understanding the...

Technology

'Rainbow Six Siege: Ember Rise' might help lessen match quitters

Every new season in Rainbow Six Siege means new contents are made available to the players, especially with two new Operators in every seasonal update. Ubisoft also uses it as a time to issue important changes and updates...

'Clash Royale' Season 3 delivers new emotes, balance changes

Clash Royale players welcome the final quarter of the year with Season 3 of the game. Aside from bringing back familiar and fan-favorite contents, Supercell also introduces some new emotes while also delivering several...

‘Borderlands 3’ gets hotfixes a week after release

It has only been a week since Borderlands 3 was released, and Gearbox already issued a list of hotfixes to improve the game and address some minor bugs. Some of the most interesting changes are applied in the Mayhem Mode...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date: Immersion cited as the main reason why the game is in the first-person view

Cyberpunk 2077 has been created as a first-person shooter and that decision has led to some criticism from the gaming community. Accusations have been thrown on CD Projekt Reds feet that they went this route to save money...

PlayStation 5 could have a Pro version immediately in 2020

For Sony, PlayStation 4 is its first gaming platform where it introduced a more advanced variant that goes by the name of PS4 Pro. Its release made sense because, from the time the PS4 was launched in 2013 to the present,...
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