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Festival of Social Science - Voices of Refuge: Connecting People through the Stories We Tell

Description
This ESRC Festival of Social Science event on Friday 11 November 2016 – combining a screening of the film "The Bridge" by two refugee filmmakers in Calais with the presentation of a photography project about Calais and insights into the work of civil society initiatives and academics – will provide an opportunity to learn about and engage with different stories of migration and asylum that often remain untold in the media, but can help to emphasise what we have in common rather than what divides us.
Date:
Tuesday 1st November 2016

Hinkley C power project offers a lesson in how not to deal with China

Hinkley C power project offers a lesson in how not to deal with China
Description
Written by Adrian Campbell. The decision to review Hinkley Point C was carried out in a way that quite unnecessarily put Britain's future relations with China in jeopardy.
Date:
Wednesday 21st September 2016

Creating Change, Expanding Opportunity - IDD Annual Report 2015-16

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Welcome to IDD's 2015-16 Annual Report.
Date:
Tuesday 13th September 2016

The Guardian view on UN peacekeeping: admirable aims but a troubled record Editorial

Description
This article by The Guardian on the UN peacekeeping: admirable aims but a troubled record makes reference to a recent article written by Rosa Freedman and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert for the Conversation.
Date:
Thursday 1st September 2016

Radicalisation in Bosnia: old wounds reopened by an emerging problem

Radicalisation in Bosnia: old wounds reopened by an emerging problem
Description
Written by Louis Monroy Santander. A spate of low-level terrorist incidents has the authorities arguing, instead of tackling the problem.
Date:
Wednesday 31st August 2016

IDD Doctoral researcher wins Teaching Academy award

Description
The winners of the Teaching Academy awards for PGRs involved in teaching have been announced. These awards are for PGRs who have demonstrated excellence in their contribution to teaching or supporting student learning.
Date:
Wednesday 31st August 2016

Choléra en Haïti : après l'aveu, l'ONU doit indemniser équitablement les victimes

Choléra en Haïti : après l'aveu, l'ONU doit indemniser équitablement les victimes
Description
Written by Rosa Freedman and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert. Après des années de tergiversations, les Nations unies ont reconnu leur part de responsabilité dans le déclenchement de l'épidémie. Reste maintenant à assumer financièrement. This article was originally published in English.
Date:
Thursday 25th August 2016

As the UN finally admits role in Haiti cholera outbreak – here is how victims must be compensated

As the UN finally admits role in Haiti cholera outbreak – here is how victims must be compensated
Description
Written by Rosa Freedman and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert. It has long been known that UN forces brought disease to the country in the aftermath of an earthquake, but how can amends be made?
Date:
Monday 22nd August 2016

Laurence Cooley awarded ESRC Future Research Leaders funding

Description
Dr Laurence Cooley awarded ESRC funding for two year project on 'The contentious politics of the census in consociational democracies.'
Date:
Thursday 4th August 2016

Governing Coastal and Marine Resources: Learning the Challenges of Multi-level Governance

Description
Written by Dr Fiona Nunan for the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) blog. Dr Fiona Nunan, from the School of Government and Society, University of Birmingham, returns from the Payments for Ecosystems Services (PES) workshops in Africa and gives her perspective on the two events.
Date:
Thursday 28th July 2016

Five years after independence, violence still stalks South Sudan

Five years after independence, violence still stalks South Sudan
Description
Written by Professor Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics. Betrayed by corrupt mismanagement and personalised leadership, the world's youngest country is in danger of total collapse.
Date:
Friday 22nd July 2016

Fiona Nunan writes Topic Guide on Governance of natural resources

Description
In this Topic Guide these critical aspects of natural resource governance are examined, to help guide practitioners on how to approach this complexity.
Date:
Tuesday 12th July 2016

ESRC seminar - Does gender count? New methodologies and the gender dimensions of conflict data

Description
This seminar gathered together a range of gender, peace studies and geography scholars and practitioners based at institutions throughout the UK to share their thoughts and experiences on these key questions related to the place of gender issues in the theory and practice of peace and conflict research
Date:
Tuesday 12th July 2016

African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity

African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity
Description
Written by Professor Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics. The trial of Chad's former dictator could provide a template for prosecutions of other African despots. Its success could be seen as a victory for African justice over international approaches.
Date:
Friday 17th June 2016

Political settlements and public service performance

Description
A conference hosted by the UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence, in partnership with DLP and the Centre for Public Impact, focused on the impact political settlements have on the efficiency of public services. Many of the presentations are now available online.
Date:
Friday 3rd June 2016

ESRC seminar - Remote-gathering and local needs: Unpacking the digital-security nexus

Description
This session launched the series by critically interrogating the use of 'remote [data] gathering' technologies by conflict analysts and policy-makers from both methodological and normative perspectives.
Date:
Thursday 2nd June 2016

Subjecthood – A new entry point for critical social inquiry?

Description
This workshop aimed to answer the question of how the idea of subjecthood can be understood and how it might be conceptualised. In doing so, special attention is to be paid to the fact that any subject of social change is inevitably embedded in a global political economy and its different epistemic frameworks and historical legacies.
Date:
Friday 20th May 2016

Who pays bribes for public services?

Description
DLP Research Fellow Dr Caryn Peiffer is co-author with Prof Richard Rose (University of Strathclyde) of a new open access article on bribery. It shows that integrating measures of political institutions and individual characteristics can provide a policy relevant understanding of who does and does not pay bribes for public services.
Date:
Wednesday 18th May 2016

Corruption? The developing world has bigger problems

Description
It cannot be wiped out without collateral damage. Guest post by Alina Rocha Menocal, Heather Marquette for Prospect.
Date:
Wednesday 18th May 2016

Will the UN ever accept responsibility for Haiti's devastating cholera epidemic?

Will the UN ever accept responsibility for Haiti's devastating cholera epidemic?
Description
Written by Rosa Freedman and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert. The UN might now apologise for poisoning scores of Roma people in Kosovo – but its role in Haiti's cholera disaster still goes unacknowledged.
Date:
Monday 25th April 2016
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