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Dr Eugene Rogan, Director of the Middle East Centre at the University of Oxford, sat down with Politics in Spires to discuss our new series “Revolutions in the Balance” and to help place the Arab Uprisings in historical perspective. The full interview can be viewed below:

This clip was taken from a conference entitled ‘Academic Blogging: Political Analysis in the Digital Age’, which was hosted by the Department of Politics & International Relations. It was held in the Manor Road Building, Oxford on 25 February 2014.

Dr Elizabeth Frazer is head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Her current research interest is in studying ‘what politics ought to be’ and ‘political virtue’ by way of critical study of the thought of figures including Max Weber, Hannah Arendt, Isaiah Berlin, and also Rousseau and Wollstonecraft. Katharine Millar is a DPhil (PhD) candidate in International Relations at Somerville College, University of Oxford, supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Frazer. In her work, Katharine examines discursive representations of the military – and “Support the Troops” discourses in particular – in relation to the formation of collective identity and the construction and conduct of force-related aspects of foreign and military policy. Here, they discuss the …