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Why is the United Nations still so misunderstood?

Why is the United Nations still so misunderstood?
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António Guterres will take the helm of one of the world's great institutions – albeit one that's constantly maligned, belittled, and misunderstood...Dr Simon Jackson co-writes for The Conversation.
Date:
12/10/2016

Liberalism in Power: Watching the Titanic

Liberalism in Power: Watching the Titanic
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Research by Dr Matt Cole finds strong support among Liberal Democrat MPs and activists for their role in the Coalition Government. However, being in office for the first time was a 'bitter-sweet' experience and the party is divided about whether to repeat the experience, after paying a high political price at the 2015 General Election.
Date:
16/09/2016

Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley share Green Party leadership – and an eye for a fruitful alliance

Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley share Green Party leadership – and an eye for a fruitful alliance
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Even the most eager gambler would have struggled to find odds yesterday for the Green Party leadership contest...Dr Matthew Cole writes for The Conversation.
Date:
08/09/2016

Grammar school plan might not be worth the risk for Theresa May

Grammar school plan might not be worth the risk for Theresa May
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Word has reached the media that Prime Minister Theresa May is poised to "bring back grammar schools"...Dr Matthew Cole writes for The Conversation.
Date:
12/08/2016

Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer's guide to 120 years of medical history

Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer's guide to 120 years of medical history
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It's not all about doping: Olympic medical history includes doctors 'in sheds' waiting for swimmers, a gymnast injured by a hat pin, and a marathoner who had to steal peaches to keep himself going.
Date:
10/08/2016

Chorus of concern over Britain's counter extremism strategy grows louder

Chorus of concern over Britain's counter extremism strategy grows louder
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If worries about extremism in 2016 show no signs of abating, then neither does the debate over how to counter it in the UK....Dr Steve Hewitt writes for The Conversation.
Date:
27/07/2016

Thatcher's Alive?!

Thatcher's Alive?!
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Matthew Francis discusses a curious, though far from unimportant, subplot of the fallout from the EU referendum - the debate over Thatcherism.
Date:
11/07/2016

North African phosphate, global food regimes and the legacies of empire

North African phosphate, global food regimes and the legacies of empire
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Dr Simon Jackson discusses his current research project.
Date:
06/07/2016

Birmingham Research Fellowship in History and Cultures opportunity

Birmingham Research Fellowship in History and Cultures opportunity
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This fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to join the School of History and Cultures. We seek to appoint a scholar working on any aspect of imperial, global or transnational history from the ancient to the late modern period.
Date:
18/04/2016

Seeking legitimacy: authority and expertise in modern Britain

Seeking legitimacy: authority and expertise in modern Britain
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Call for papers for a two-day workshop for postgraduates and early career researchers that aims to explore the relationship between authority and legitimacy in modern Britain.
Date:
08/04/2016
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