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Special edition of European Public Law on Leaving the EU

Special edition of European Public Law on Leaving the EU
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Institute of European Law members will edit a special edition of the law journal European Public Law based on the papers given at our workshop on "Leaving the EU" in June 2014
Date:
13/11/2014

Blog: What legacy will the rush to build houses leave for the next generation?

Blog: What legacy will the rush to build houses leave for the next generation?
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Written by Ian Briggs. Many rural and semi-rural localities are struggling to cope with the increasing number of applications for potential new housing developments, a proportion of which seem to defy logic and sound planning sense when matched against local knowledge and established patterns of socialisation.
Date:
13/11/2014

Fixing aid: we can't turn off the tap at the first sign of corruption

Fixing aid: we can't turn off the tap at the first sign of corruption
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Written by Dr Heather Marquette. Over the past 15 years, those working in aid have changed the way they talk about corruption. Detecting and measuring corruption when money is sent overseas has become a hot topic since the United Nations...
Date:
11/11/2014

The big winner of the congressional elections is... Hillary Clinton

The big winner of the congressional elections is... Hillary Clinton
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. The new Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, proclaimed his party would 'turn the country around' after Republicans gained seven seats in the Senate and extended its advantage in the House of Representatives. However, beyond the rhetoric, there may be a far different story and a different victor from Tuesday night's vote: Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee for the 2016 presidential election.
Date:
10/11/2014

Researchers contribute to Guardian debate on fragile states

Researchers contribute to Guardian debate on fragile states
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IDD's Siân Herbert and Suda Perera were among the expert panellists for a live Q&A on approaches to development in conflict-affected states on The Guardian Development Professionals Network website.
Date:
10/11/2014

In Ukraine, the start of a new Cold War that Russia can't win

In Ukraine, the start of a new Cold War that Russia can't win
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall that ushered in the end of communism in eastern Europe and the break-up of the Soviet Union, all the signs point to a new Cold War between Russia and the West.
Date:
10/11/2014

Birmingham Law Professor wins Phillip Leverhulme Prize

Birmingham Law Professor wins Phillip Leverhulme Prize
Description
Professor Erika Rackley has been awarded a Phillip Leverhulme Prize for her achievements in the field of law. Around 30 prizes are awarded annually in recognition of the achievements of 'early career researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising'.
Date:
06/11/2014

CEPLER launches new Working Paper Series

CEPLER launches new Working Paper Series
Description
CEPLER launches its new Working Paper series, providing a forum for ideas and debate on legal education and the legal profession.
Date:
05/11/2014

CEPLER Essay Competition Winner - Autumn 2014

CEPLER Essay Competition Winner - Autumn 2014
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We are pleased to announce that the winner of the inaugural CEPLER Essay Competition 2014. This national competition, launched by CEPLER in summer 2014, was open to any law student studying English Law for the first time.
Date:
05/11/2014

Blog: Preaching to the choir: reflections on key leadership skills for local authority chief executives – part 3: courage

Blog: Preaching to the choir: reflections on key leadership skills for local authority chief executives – part 3: courage
Description
Written by Catherine Staite. Leadership is not a sprint – it's a marathon. You are in it for the long haul and that is why courage is so important. Maya Angelou argued that courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently and that is certainly evident in the role of chief executive. Not only do you need to keep yourself going through challenging times, you also need to be able to demonstrate courage to your staff and members. If you falter, so will they.
Date:
31/10/2014
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