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Ukraine steels itself for winter as Novorossiya forges ahead

Ukraine steels itself for winter as Novorossiya forges ahead
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The EU-Asia Summit in Milan, Italy, delivered little, if any, tangible progress to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Relations between Russia and Ukraine's major European allies remain just a few degrees above a new Cold War-style ice age. And with only a preliminary gas deal achieved between Kiev and Moscow this may be quite literally true for Ukrainians as winter approaches.
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20/10/2014

POLSIS Welcomes New Members of Staff

POLSIS Welcomes New Members of Staff
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New Members of Staff in POLSIS Strengthen Coverage of European politics, international political economy and international relations.
Date:
20/10/2014

Albania-Serbia football drone farce shows Balkan nationalism is still a dangerous powder keg

Albania-Serbia football drone farce shows Balkan nationalism is still a dangerous powder keg
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Written by Dr Gëzim Alpion. Few thought that Serbia's Euro 2016 qualifying fixture against Albania on October 14 2014 would be an easy match. But the depths to which it sank are shocking even to those familiar with the potency of anti-Albanian feeling among Serbia's nationalist factions.
Date:
16/10/2014

A critical exploration of global public health

A critical exploration of global public health
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Professor Jean McHale and Dr Sheelagh McGuinness have been awarded a grant by the Wellcome Trust to run a conference "A critical exploration of global public health" and to hold a public lecture" Ebola: towards an International Health Systems Fund"
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15/10/2014

The Problems of Travelling to Access Basic Care #repealthe8th

The Problems of Travelling to Access Basic Care #repealthe8th
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Birmingham Law School's Dr Sheelagh McGuinness and Professor Marie Fox write for the Human Rights in Ireland blog.
Date:
14/10/2014

International Development Forum, Autumn 2014

International Development Forum, Autumn 2014
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The International Development Forum is an initiative funded by the University of Birmingham Educational Enhancement Fund to provide an introduction to international development to students from across the University, at any level of study.
Date:
14/10/2014

Podcast: "The Responsibility to Protect" and the Unreasonable Veto

Podcast: "The Responsibility to Protect" and the Unreasonable Veto
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The roots of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) are to be found in the international community's attempts to navigate a route through UN Security Council (UNSC) inaction in the face of mass human rights atrocities. The likelihood of such inaction is exacerbated by the ability of UNSC Permanent members to veto actions which they oppose, but given the level of human suffering which characterises such crises, should this right of veto, unfettered by the UN Charter, be subject to some degree of constraint? Issues relating to this question are considered in 'The Responsibility to Protect and the "Unreasonable" Veto'.
Date:
14/10/2014

Birmingham PhD student wins Society of Legal Scholars poster prize

Birmingham PhD student wins Society of Legal Scholars poster prize
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Birmingham PhD student Kirsty Moreton named as the joint winner of the prestigious 'Best Poster Prize' at the 2014 annual conference run by the Society of Legal Scholars.
Date:
09/10/2014

Graham Gee speaks at the UK Supreme Court

Graham Gee speaks at the UK Supreme Court
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Birmingham Law School senior lecturer spoke about financial and administrative challenges during the Court's first five years. The seminar marked the fifth anniversary since the Court's creation in 2009 and was attended by senior judges, officials, practitioners and academics.
Date:
08/10/2014

Blog: Can smart maps improve local government?

Blog: Can smart maps improve local government?
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Written by Walter T. de Vries. Local governments are increasingly making use of internet-based applications and social media to provide services and to interact with citizens. Are these applications however really helping local governments?
Date:
08/10/2014
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