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Wednesday 9th January 2013

Electricity Market Reform: All power to the Big Six!

Electricity Market Reform: All power to the Big Six!
Description
EMR has been billed as a measure to decarbonise the electricity economy whilst at the same time stopping the electricity system collapsing as old coal and nuclear power stations come off line. Unfortunately the Government is selecting policy mechanisms that give a market advantage to the electricity majors.
Date:
Wednesday 9th January 2013
Categories:
Social Sciences
Friday 4th January 2013

Size Matters: Two Decades after the Break-Up of Czechoslovakia

Size Matters: Two Decades after the Break-Up of Czechoslovakia
Description
New Year's Eve is traditionally a time for celebration, reflection and looking forward with optimism. As Czechs and Slovaks mark what they call 'silvestr/silvester' by popping champagne corks and setting off fireworks, some will reflect not just on the dawn of a new year, but twenty years of separate statehood.
Date:
Friday 4th January 2013
Categories:
Social Sciences
Tuesday 4th December 2012

Legal, Legitimate, and Effective Drone Warfare: Grand Illusion or Future Reality?

Description
On 14 November, 2012, an Israeli drone strike killed Ahmed Jabari, the head of the military wing of Hamas in Gaza. The sharply escalating violence in the aftermath of this so-called targeted killing, while particularly costly in human life, is part of a seemingly unending violent confrontation in the region: according to a timeline of the conflict, over the past almost four years (since the conclusion of Israel's ground offensive in Gaza) more than 300 Palestinians and 20 Israelis have been killed, while in the past two years, some 800 missiles have been launched from Gaza into southern Israel.
Date:
Tuesday 4th December 2012
Categories:
Social Sciences

Georgia's Parliamentary Elections - Democracy in Action?

Description
On 1 October 2012 Georgia, a small post-Soviet state on the Black Sea coast with a population of 4.6 million people, conducted its 8th Parliamentary elections since 1990. The pre-election campaign was closely watched by the West and the number of international observers monitoring the elections was allegedly the country's largest-ever.
Date:
Tuesday 4th December 2012
Categories:
Social Sciences
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