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Power & State
with Dr Matt Williams from University of Oxford

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PPE was born of the conviction that study of the great modern works of economic, social, political and philosophical thought would have a transformative effect on students’ intellectual lives, and thereby on society at large.

Dr Matt WilliamsUniversity of OxfordPolitics

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1: The state around us
2: Origins of the state
3: Why do states differ?

About the university

University of Oxford
University of Oxford
University of Oxford

Oxford's reputation speaks for itself. It has a distinctive collegiate structure where students and academics benefit from belonging both to the University - a large, internationally-renowned institution, and to a college or hall - a small, interdisciplinary academic community. There are 39 Oxford colleges and they are all are close academic communities, which bring together students and researchers from different disciplines, cultures and countries. The University of Oxford contributes around £15.7 billion to the UK economy, and supports more than 28,000 full time jobs. Oxford is 2nd to none.

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Meet the academic
Dr Matt Williams

Dr Matt Williams has an undergraduate degree in politics from Bristol University. He then came to Oxford in 2006 for a Masters and DPhil. During and after his doctorate he held lectureships at seven Oxford colleges, including stints as the organising tutor for politics at Wadham and University.

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