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Blog: The West Midlands – a bellwether for the election?

Blog: The West Midlands – a bellwether for the election?
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In this post, Cherry Miller discusses the key battleground seats and issues in the West Midlands. The original version of this post was published as part of the General Election 2015 series on the LSE British Politics and Policy Blog on 14th April 2015.
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24/04/2015

Why the zero-carbon homes policy hasn't gone to plan

Why the zero-carbon homes policy hasn't gone to plan
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Written by Max Lempriere, PhD Researcher in Political Science. One of the UK's flagship sustainability policies is in big trouble. Less than a year from now, the theory goes, all new homes will be "zero-carbon". The reality is rather different. Economic meltdown, a housing crisis, pressure from developers and poorly designed legislation have all combined to leave the country way behind schedule.
Date:
24/04/2015

What Britain should learn from Syriza and Greek eurosceptics

What Britain should learn from Syriza and Greek eurosceptics
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Written by Dr George Kyris, Lecturer in International and European Politics. The last few years have been remarkable for Greece's relationship with the EU. The bail-out agreements between the country and the EU-IMF, the interference of the latter two in domestic affairs and the imposition of austerity have caused a sharp rise in euroscepticism.
Date:
24/04/2015

Blog: Make elections work for you: check the polls, but follow the money

Blog: Make elections work for you: check the polls, but follow the money
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Written by Chris Game. "Spoiler alert: this is a blog about elections, but not local elections – mainly because it's about election betting, and, with one conspicuous exception, which will be mentioned, our modern-day local election contests and candidates are rarely of sufficiently general interest to attract much serious fixed odds betting."
Date:
24/04/2015

New CEPLER Working Papers

New CEPLER Working Papers
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The theme of diversity and inclusion in the Legal profession is explored in two new CEPLER Working Papers.
Date:
23/04/2015

You talk, they listen: Immigration

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Jenny Phillimore and Chris Allen, academics from the School of Social Policy, will be taking part in a 'Guardian Live' event at the Business School on Monday 27 April.
Date:
23/04/2015

Philosophy for the curious: why study Philosophy?

Philosophy for the curious: why study Philosophy?
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Professor Lisa Bortolotti interviewed about the benefits of studying Philosophy.
Date:
22/04/2015

EU weighs up the cost of saving lives in the Mediterranean

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Over 1600 migrants have died since the end of Italy's search and rescue operation 'Mare Nostrum' in October 2014, and the EU struggles to find a common strategy to address boat migration in the Mediterranean.
Date:
22/04/2015

What the EU must do now to halt this tragedy on its shores

What the EU must do now to halt this tragedy on its shores
Description
IRiS academic, Dr Nando Sigona, writes for 'The Conversation' on the unfolding tragedy in the Mediterranean.
Date:
22/04/2015
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