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Dr Orakhelashvili Presents Four Conference Papers

Dr Orakhelashvili Presents Four Conference Papers
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Birmingham Law lecturer presented four papers at high-level academic conferences in the UK and Japan
Date:
05/07/2015

Martin Trybus presents at conference in Beirut

Martin Trybus presents at conference in Beirut
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IEL Director presented a paper on a conference on public procurement reform organised by OECD/SIGMA and the Office of the Lebanese Minister for Administrative Reformin Beirut, Lebanon attended by public procurement officials from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.
Date:
04/07/2015

The dangerous gamble that could spark full-scale conflict in Ukraine

The dangerous gamble that could spark full-scale conflict in Ukraine
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). Ukraine is giving Russia two options – and neither is likely to end well.
Date:
03/07/2015

Europe is heading towards constitutional crisis, with or without Greece

Europe is heading towards constitutional crisis, with or without Greece
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Written by Dr Nicole Scicluna. Five years of turmoil shows the union rests on shaky legal foundations.
Date:
03/07/2015

Birmingham Law Academic participates in Roundtable on the Non-Western Subject in Global Politics and International Law

Birmingham Law Academic participates in Roundtable on the Non-Western Subject in Global Politics and International Law
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Dr Vidya Kumar, Lecturer in Law at Birmingham Law School, participated in a roundtable entitled "Emancipation Without Agenda: The recovery of Non-Western Subjecthood and Its Implications for the Study of World Politics" hosted by the School of Government and Society on 14 May 2015.
Date:
01/07/2015

Day of terror reminds us that extremism must be a problem shared

Day of terror reminds us that extremism must be a problem shared
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. Attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia come against a backdrop of increasing extremist violence across the world.
Date:
29/06/2015

Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission

Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission
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Written by Katherine Tonkiss. "The Audit Commission played a central role in the audit, inspection, performance improvement and regulation of local authorities (and other public service providers) in England for over thirty years. Operating at arm's length from government, it thrived under the efficiency and performance improvement agendas of successive Conservative and Labour governments, growing into a large and powerful public body."
Date:
24/06/2015

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?

Blog: Prizes for local government: Latin America or England?
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Written by Dr Andrew Nickson. Last week I was in Panama City to deliver the inaugural address at the 2nd Latin American seminar on good practices in municipal management. My topic was the challenges of sub-national governance in the region, after thirty years during which local political democracy has gradually become the norm, accompanied by a growing share of fiscal revenue devolved to local government.
Date:
22/06/2015

Syria's opposition is trapped in a life-threatening fuel crisis

Syria's opposition is trapped in a life-threatening fuel crisis
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. With both Islamic State and Assad cutting off its fuel supplies, the Syrian opposition is struggling to survive.
Date:
22/06/2015

Bitcoin Ownership and its Impact on Fungibility

Bitcoin Ownership and its Impact on Fungibility
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Birmingham Law School's Tatiana Cutts, who recently organised our successful conference on 'Controlling Crypto-currencies,' writes for the Coindesk blog.
Date:
19/06/2015
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