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Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy

Huge Russian rate hike plays roulette with the economy
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Written by Dr Richard Connolly. Russia's Central Bank has raised its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an emergency move that is designed to halt the ongoing collapse of the rouble, which has accelerated in recent weeks. The dramatic intervention comes after the rouble suffered its worst one-day fall since the August 1998 financial crisis.
Date:
16/12/2014

Students at Birmingham Law School codify the UK's Constitution (or part of it at least)!

Students at Birmingham Law School codify the UK's Constitution (or part of it at least)!
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Over 300 first year students at Birmingham Law School have participated in a competition to draft a preamble to a modern UK constitution that is being run by the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee.
Date:
16/12/2014

Graham Gee cited extensively by House of Lords Constitution Committee

Graham Gee cited extensively by House of Lords Constitution Committee
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The House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution has issued its report on the Office of Lord Chancellor in which it cites extensively from the evidence of Graham Gee, a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham Law School.
Date:
12/12/2014

IEL Director gives papers at Czech conference

IEL Director gives papers at Czech conference
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Professor Martin Trybus delivered two papers - on the new EU procurement Directives and on public procurement and SMEs - at the 10th e-Biz forum (conference) in Ostrava in the Czech Republic.
Date:
12/12/2014

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?

Blog: The journey to the common: what is the role of the voluntary sector?
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Written by Anna Coleman and Julia Segar. A recent publication by the New Local Government Network (NLGN) looked at how local councils are preparing for the future and suggests depressingly that "there is simply no way that local government can reach 2018 let alone 2020 while still delivering the full range and quality of services currently on offer"(p6). Simply put, we have an ageing population, with associated increasing demand for care services and draconian cuts in council budgets.
Date:
12/12/2014

IGS podcast: Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance in the last year of WWII

IGS podcast: Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance in the last year of WWII
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Speaker: Randall Hansen (University of Toronto).
Date:
11/12/2014

Law Society's Human Rights Week events

Law Society's Human Rights Week events
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Events co-organised by Birmingham Law School's Dr Rosa Freedman
Date:
10/12/2014

Birmingham Graduate places 3rd in the country for Future Leaders award

Birmingham Graduate places 3rd in the country for Future Leaders award
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Birmingham Law School graduate Jennifer Ogundemuren (LLB, Law, 2014) has been awarded 3rd place for the Future Leaders Award in the UK
Date:
10/12/2014

Russia's economy is failing, but that gives it a chance to reform

Russia's economy is failing, but that gives it a chance to reform
Description
Written by Dr Richard Connolly. Since the summer, the global price of oil has plummeted. After hovering above the US$100 per barrel level since 2010, prices have declined by around 40% in the space of just a few months. Brent crude has fallen below the $70 a barrel mark, with OPEC's recent decision to leave production levels unchanged raising the possibility that oil prices may have further to fall.
Date:
09/12/2014

Blog: The LGC100: what it does and doesn't measure

Blog: The LGC100: what it does and doesn't measure
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Written by Chris Game. I used, years ago, to have a whole Pol Sci 1 lecture about power and influence, their similarities and differences. By one of life's synchronicities, I've been reminded of it twice in the past week. Don't go – I'm not about to disinter it, although I will share the six-word summary that I could, if really pushed, get it down to: Power's a tool, Influence a skill.
Date:
05/12/2014
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