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What was the impact of the Coalition Government on social policy outcomes and welfare governance?

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Professor Martin Powell is due to speak at an event entitled 'What was the impact of the Coalition government on social policy outcomes and welfare governance?' at the London School of Economics on 27 April.
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13/04/2016

A silver medal for Harold?

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Robert Page, Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy in the School of Social Policy, has written a chapter on social policy for a new book edited by Andrew Crines and Kevin Hickson entitled Harold Wilson – The Unprincipled Prime Minister? – Reappraising Harold Wilson.
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13/04/2016

Pakistan bombing: what is Jamaat ul-Ahrar?

Pakistan bombing: what is Jamaat ul-Ahrar?
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Written by Talat Farooq, Honorary Research Fellow. Lahore's Easter Sunday suicide attack is the latest chapter in Jamaat-ul-Ahrar's campaign against the Pakistani government – and people.
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12/04/2016

Will the Government's EU leaflet work?

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The Government yesterday (11th April 2016) sent out leaflets to households around the UK giving their reasons for staying in the EU, at a reported cost of £9 million. But are mail shots actually worth doing?
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12/04/2016

Why Disney's Zootropolis might be the most important film you see this year

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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. It's a searing response to the great American paradox – and the US climate of suspicion and fear.
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12/04/2016

How war in Nagorno-Karabakh could spread – and become a major problem for Europe

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Written by Kevork Oskanian. The Caucasus are more important and more connected today than in the 1990s, and a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan could create chaos for Europe.
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12/04/2016

The next Cold War has already begun – in cyberspace

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Written by Conor Deane-McKenna. Cyber weapons are allowing states to attack each other without fear of retaliation. The consequences potentially are devastating.
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12/04/2016

What is a contested convention – and what would one mean for the GOP?

What is a contested convention – and what would one mean for the GOP?
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Written by Dr Adam Quinn. It could be battle royale for the Republicans at the Ohio convention in July 2016.
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12/04/2016

Blog: Book Review: The Fence and the Bridge: Geopolitics and Identity Along the Canada-US Border by Heather N. Nicol

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Iván Farías Pelcastre is a Postdoctoral Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the University of Southern California and a graduate of the PhD in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Birmingham. He is particularly interested in the analysis of policy interdependence and political integration between Canada, Mexico and the US resulting from the operation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, its side and parallel accords and their corresponding institutions.
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12/04/2016

University of Birmingham autism expert aims to help Chinese children

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A University of Birmingham autism expert will illustrate how ground-breaking work in Britain could help improve life for millions of Chinese children.
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12/04/2016
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