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Why cracking down on illegal migration does not change net migration rate

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Responding to the latest ONS data on net migration, David Cameron has announced his government strategy to address unauthorised migration.
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27/05/2015

Enzyme that triggers muscle wasting could be key to reversing signs of ageing

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Are we one step closer to discovering the elixir of youth? Scientists identify the enzyme that causes age-related muscle wasting by inhibiting enzyme they can reduce levels of hormone that triggers it.
Date:
27/05/2015

More Stories About Big Local

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At the Big Local spring event in Birmingham, the 'Our Bigger Story' evaluation team recorded three Big Local stories.
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27/05/2015

BIS appoints Chief Scientific Adviser from Birmingham

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Professor Timothy Richard Dafforn has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Date:
27/05/2015

World Shakespeare Congress 2016 - registration now open

World Shakespeare Congress 2016 - registration now open
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A celebration of Shakespeare's memory and the global cultural legacy of his works in the two places which mattered most in his life and career.
Date:
26/05/2015

#365Frauen: Dr Marianne Wade

#365Frauen: Dr Marianne Wade
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Birmingham Law School academic included in the #365Frauen project of the Austrian Minister for Education and Women. The project presents extraordinary women in social media.
Date:
22/05/2015

Podcast: Emancipation without agenda? – The recovery of non-Western subjecthood and its implications for the study of world politics

Podcast: Emancipation without agenda? – The recovery of non-Western subjecthood and its implications for the study of world politics
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This discussion assembled scholars from different fields and of diverse regional expertise to present the different forms of non-Western subjecthood that they identify or envisage in order to discuss the possibility and constellations of non-Western subjecthood and corresponding forms of agency. The event thus made an attempt to link recent theoretical debates about a 'post-Western' IR with insights from other disciplines to show how post-colonial agency operates both within the framework of the international state system, but also appears in more diffuse and less obvious ways that serve to challenge and re-shape this system.
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22/05/2015

Blog: Do select committees deserve 'universal praise'?

Blog: Do select committees deserve 'universal praise'?
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In this post, Dr Stephen Bates and Dr Mark Goodwin argue that a more rounded evaluation of Select Committees is needed to assess whether they deserve 'universal praise'.
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22/05/2015

Blog: A new typology of local government systems

Blog: A new typology of local government systems
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Written by Pawel Swianiewicz. "Typologies of the European systems of local government are important and frequent point of reference for many scholars. But the trouble for scholars from my part of Europe is that the most popular classifications concentrate on Western part of the continent, totally disregarding the post-communist Central and Eastern Europe."
Date:
22/05/2015

Blog: The Wedding of the Century: More Evidence of a Soft Exit for Chechnya?

Blog: The Wedding of the Century: More Evidence of a Soft Exit for Chechnya?
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By Karena Avedissian. In Chechnya, the wedding of a 17-year old girl and a middle-aged policeman has put centre-periphery relations and the growing divergence of regional arrangements in Chechnya and the rest of the Russian Federation in the spotlight.
Date:
22/05/2015
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