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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

Birmingham Law School celebrates 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta

Birmingham Law School celebrates 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta
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On Thursday 18 June 2015 the High Sheriff of the West Midlands, Jonnie Turpie MBE, hosted a reception in the University's Bramall Music Building to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Speakers included Canon Chris Pullin, Chancellor of Hereford Cathedral and custodian of one of the 1217 editions of the Magna Carta, and Joshua Rozenberg, the country's leading legal journalist and presenter of BBC Radio 4's Law in Action.
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19/06/2015

Jean McHale on Advertisements for Cosmetic Surgery and Beauty Practices

Jean McHale on Advertisements for Cosmetic Surgery and Beauty Practices
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Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy director and Professor of Health Care Law at Birmingham Law School writes for the 'Beauty Demands' blog.
Date:
19/06/2015

Why the UK doesn't mind if aid boosts military spending

Why the UK doesn't mind if aid boosts military spending
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Written by Dr Jonathan Fisher. It's not a surprise that development aid frees up money for countries to spend on defence budgets. Why is the UK so shocked by its own policies?
Date:
19/06/2015

Rogue bankers join the welfare cheats on Osborne hit list

Rogue bankers join the welfare cheats on Osborne hit list
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Written by Dr Huw Macartney. More than just a piece of clever rhetoric, the government is making genuine changes to regulating the financial services industry.
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19/06/2015

Blog: Recall – right for councillors, right for mayors

Blog: Recall – right for councillors, right for mayors
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Written by Chris Game. "The topical, and certainly most agreeable, purpose of this blog is to applaud the appointment of illustrator, cartoonist and writer, Chris Riddell, as the ninth Children's Laureate. The enviably talented Riddell has been The Observer's political cartoonist for 20 years and is also a writer and multi-award-winning illustrator of children's books. But before any of that fame and fortune, he generously provided easily the most eye-catching half-page in an INLOGOV undergraduate degree recruitment brochure.
Date:
12/06/2015

Controlling Crypto-currencies conference: Video archive

Controlling Crypto-currencies conference: Video archive
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The videos of our Controlling Crypto-currencies conference, held on 12 June at Birmingham Law School, are now available to watch.
Date:
11/06/2015

Blog: Metro mayors: this time at least feels different from 2012

Blog: Metro mayors: this time at least feels different from 2012
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Written by Chris Game. "Despite what service users doubtless feel on occasions, things can move quite fast in local government."
Date:
05/06/2015
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