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Debunking myths about language and social media

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There is no doubt that social media has changed how we communicate. The question is: should we worry about these changes?
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01/10/2014

Watch and listen: Translating cultures

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IRiS academics take part in new film from The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) which shines a light on the AHRC's Translating Cultures theme.
Date:
01/10/2014

How can the law be expected to cope with 'Superdiversity?'

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All are welcome at this seminar entitled 'How can the law be expected to cope with 'Superdiversity?' on 19 November 2014.
Date:
30/09/2014

IASS's Chris Allen responds to Home Secretary's announcement of counter-extremism measures

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Listen to Chris Allen talking on Radio 5 Live in response to the announcement by the Home Secretary of counter-extremism measures.
Date:
30/09/2014

HSMC at Conservative Party Conference

HSMC at Conservative Party Conference
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HSMC Policy Directors Hilary Brown and Catherine Needham have been out and about at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham this week.
Date:
30/09/2014

Blog: Local government: keepers of the moral compass?

Blog: Local government: keepers of the moral compass?
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Written by Catherine Staite. Barry Quirk's excellent article in the Local Government Chronicle highlighted the often overlooked role of local government as the guardian of pubic ethics.
Date:
30/09/2014

Superdiversity at work: Hierarchies of belonging, mobile labour and incongruous encounters with difference

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All are welcome at this seminar on 'Superdiversity at work: Hierarchies of belonging, mobile labour and incongruous encounters with difference'.
Date:
30/09/2014

Research project: Evaluation of Community Organisers and Community First programmes (Nov 2012 - Feb 2015)

Research project: Evaluation of Community Organisers and Community First programmes (Nov 2012 - Feb 2015)
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The evaluation will assess the delivery and social impact of both programmes, providing continuous learning and relevant insights for programme development.
Date:
30/09/2014

Research project: Translation across borders: exploring the use, relevance and impact of academic research in the policy process (Jan 2014 - Mar 2015)

Research project: Translation across borders: exploring the use, relevance and impact of academic research in the policy process (Jan 2014 - Mar 2015)
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This project seeks to explore and suggest ways to address the frustrations which attempts to translate research into policy can bring. A focus of concern for academics is the fidelity of translation to their research findings. For policy-makers, the focus is often the function of the translation for the demands they are seeking to address.
Date:
30/09/2014

Blog: Local government - more appreciated than it often thinks

Blog: Local government - more appreciated than it often thinks
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Written by Chris Game. Someone asked me recently if, in those opinion polls that regularly monitor these things, net satisfaction with the government's record was ever positive. In other words, are there ever nowadays more of us satisfied than dissatisfied with those who govern us, or have we become, on balance, a nation of malcontents, whoever we happen to have elected?
Date:
30/09/2014

Routledge publish new book on Multural Education edited by David Gillborn

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New four volume collection of definitive international scholarship on Multicultural Education
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29/09/2014

The Conversation: China and India's border dispute rises to dangerous new heights

The Conversation: China and India's border dispute rises to dangerous new heights
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Written by Dr Tsering Topgyal. On September 19 the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, concluded a three-day trip to India. As he set off to meet Narendra Modi, Xi wrote in The Hindu that China and India "need to become co-operation partners." This does not explain why his soldiers entered Indian territory without authorisation on the first day of his visit.
Date:
29/09/2014

The Conversation: EU pragmatism has rewarded Russia's brazen trade bullying

The Conversation: EU pragmatism has rewarded Russia's brazen trade bullying
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Written by Dr Kataryna Wolczuk and Rilka Dragneva-Lewers. Few bilateral agreements have ever had such turbulent history and implications as the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine.
Date:
29/09/2014

IDD Guest Seminar Series 2014-15

IDD Guest Seminar Series 2014-15
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The International Development Department hosts a number of seminars throughout the autumn term which focuses on a number of different topics. The seminars are open to everyone. Listen to the latest podcasts from our recent events.
Date:
26/09/2014

Blog: What skills does a 21st Century fire service need?

Blog: What skills does a 21st Century fire service need?
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Written by Dave Cross. Over the past twenty years the fire service, like many other public sector agencies has undergone radical change. Whilst the public's expectation of the fire service as a response based fire and rescue service remains the same, the organisational expectations of fire fighters has increased markedly. To quote a senior Greater Manchester fire officer "The job of a fire fighter nowadays has changed from not just putting out fires… to almost being a semi social worker".
Date:
26/09/2014

Blog: Devo max - what it is and why it won't happen

Blog: Devo max - what it is and why it won't happen
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Written by Chris Game. Devo Max – it sounds like a 99% efficient toilet cleaner, or a dodgy West Country car dealer, but either way I visualise its initials in upper case. And that's its problem. It's undoubtedly the 'must use' expression of the month. It's not complicated, like 'full fiscal autonomy' or the Barnett formula, so anyone feels able to drop it authoritatively into even casual conversation. And everyone has their own idea of what it is.
Date:
25/09/2014

Assembling Samira: Queering sexual humanitarianism through experimental film making

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All are welcome at this seminar on 'Assembling Samira: queering sexual humanitarianism through experimental filmmaking'.
Date:
24/09/2014

The numbers game: Making sure care for cancer survivors isn't a lottery

The numbers game: Making sure care for cancer survivors isn't a lottery
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The library at Park House is hosting a Macmillan Coffee morning this week, selling delicious allegedly home-baked cakes to raise money for the cancer charity - all are welcome.
Date:
23/09/2014

Things will never be the same again: reflections on the Scottish referendum

Things will never be the same again: reflections on the Scottish referendum
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Written by Professor Colin Thain. Whatever the outcome of today's referendum of 3.5 million voters in Scotland, Friday 19 September 2014 will be an epoch-making day in the politics of these islands. For once, the hyperbole is justified.
Date:
18/09/2014

The Conversation: Ban pre-election opinion polls at your peril

The Conversation: Ban pre-election opinion polls at your peril
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Written by Chris Game. I really thought we might make it. We'd got past the publication of YouGov's potentially constitution-changing poll showing a minuscule lead for the Yes campaign without anyone grabbing for an easy headline by calling for opinion polls to be banned in the run-up to elections and referendums.
Date:
18/09/2014
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