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- Written by Professor Paul Jackson. A week of carnage across northern Nigeria proves Boko Haram is alive and well. Can the Nigerian army get its act together?
- Thursday 9th July 2015
- 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.
- Monday 22nd June 2015
- 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?
- Friday 19th June 2015
- Written by Paul Jackson and Heather Marquette. Acres (how many football pitches-worth, we wonder) have been written about the footballing earthquake that followed the arrest of several FIFA officials and the melodramatic end of Sepp Blatter's reign. But here's another angle.
- Friday 12th June 2015
- Written by Professor Paul Jackson. The CAR is a phantom state that has barely existed for years. Even with a ten-way peace deal now signed, what future does it have?
- Wednesday 3rd June 2015
- Tuesday 10th November 2015
- As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, the University of Birmingham will be hosting student workshops designed to introduce the students to the different research interests in alleviating the conditions of the poorest people in the world.