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Blog: BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES: The dilemma for intervening in tax havens

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Written by Dr Philip Whiteman. Dr Philip Whiteman is Teaching Quality Assurance Lead at the School of Government and Society and Director of Education at the Institute of Local Government Studies at the University of Birmingham. He has research interests in the impact of central government and regulators on the role, service delivery and performance of local government and other local bodies.
Date:
06/04/2016

Birmingham Law School named one of the world's Top 100 law schools

Birmingham Law School named one of the world's Top 100 law schools
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The QS World Rankings are released annually and based on academic reputation, reputation among employers, and research impact.
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23/03/2016

Blog: What should Local Gov be doing next digitally?

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Written by Sarah Lay, co-founder of LocalGov Digital.
Date:
21/03/2016

Britain's place in Europe: a view from the European Commission's Representation in London

Britain's place in Europe: a view from the European Commission's Representation in London
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Report on the Institute of European Law Annual Lecture 2016 delivered on Monday 18 January 2016 by Jacqueline Minor, Head of the Representation of European Commission in the United Kingdom. Updated to include an audio recording of the lecture.
Date:
18/03/2016

Blog: 2015 Teaching Academy Award for Educational Enhancement and Innovation

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Ellie Chowns and Tom Hewitt have been awarded the 2015 Teaching Academy Award in Educational Innovation Enhancement and Innovation in the category of Educational Innovation for their work in Masters-level teaching.
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17/03/2016

Blog: Taking the 'Unintended Consequences' of Peacekeeping Seriously – How Haiti Has the Potential to Revolutionize World Politics, Again

Blog: Taking the 'Unintended Consequences' of Peacekeeping Seriously – How Haiti Has the Potential to Revolutionize World Politics, Again
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Written by Nicolas Lemay-Hebert and Rosa Freedman. Haiti has long been described a perennial 'failed state,' a 'basket case' of the Western Hemisphere, where all good development initiatives 'go to die.' Obviously, this semantic severely underplays the international factors in the Haitian failed statebuilding process; but this is to a certain extent beyond the point here.
Date:
09/03/2016

Blog: Local Government Studies – virtual special issue on budgeting

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Written by Alison Gardner & Vivien Lowndes.
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02/03/2016

Blog: Combined Authorities and Del Boy Devolution

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Written by Chris Game, a Visiting Lecturer at INLOGOV interested in the politics of local government; local elections, electoral reform and other electoral behaviour; party politics; political leadership and management; member-officer relations; central-local relations; use of consumer and opinion research in local government; the modernisation agenda and the implementation of executive local government.
Date:
29/02/2016

Blog: Five years on, Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution continues from the ground up

Blog: Five years on, Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution continues from the ground up
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Written by Adnan Saif. Tunisians are marking five years since the culmination of their "Jasmine Revolution". Since its longtime authoritarian leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was forced out of office in January 2011, Tunisia has been embarking on a long transition to constitutional democracy – a transition that, although very bumpy at times, has nevertheless led to two successful multi-party elections and a new constitution.
Date:
19/02/2016
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