News and media

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the department and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with. More news throughout the School of Government and Society.

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INLOGOV Newsletter: Summer Edition

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Welcome to the Summer edition of the INLOGOV Newsletter. Below is an update of the latest news from INLOGOV, together with insight into what it is like to work or study here.
Date:
Monday 12th June 2017

General Election 2017: Reactions

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Written by Professor Catherine Needham, Professor David Dunn, Dr Matt Cole, Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay. "Having sought an increased majority, the Conservatives now find themselves in a minority, though still in government, and within days of the start of Brexit negotiations. The electoral process which the British public did not seek has produced an outcome few politicians wanted. It will be another test of the difficult dialogue between the political class and their frustrated electorate."
Date:
Monday 12th June 2017

Thoughts on the 2017 General Election

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Written by Professor David Cutts, Professor of Political Science. "Depending on what poll you believe and if you are persuaded by noises from the troops on the ground, the race is either close or the Conservatives are still likely to achieve a comfortable majority. The fundamentals point to the latter."
Date:
Thursday 8th June 2017

'General Election: Student Voices' - special episode of the Political Worldview podcast

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Political Worldview has a special 'Student Voices' episode, out now! We're joined by four current Birmingham students to talk about the UK election from their perspective: the parties, the policies, the social media echo-chamber, and the vexed question of why youth turnout isn't higher.
Date:
Thursday 1st June 2017

May's Mid-Campaign Wobble or Something More Serious?

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Written by Professor David Cutts, Professor of Political Science. "The result could be a double-whammy blow to the Conservatives: losses to the Liberal Democrats and Labour hanging on to more marginal seats than was widely expected. So it will be interesting to see whether the consequences of May's social care u-turn will be reflected not only in increasing support for Labour but also for the Liberal Democrats."
Date:
Thursday 25th May 2017

Latest News from INLOGOV

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Latest News from INLOGOV.
Date:
Monday 22nd May 2017

Life as an INLOGOV PhD Student: Bryony Rudkin, Deputy Leader of Ipswich Borough Council

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Bryony Rudkin's doctoral research focuses on the scene of political decision making in English local government and how engaged and responsive politicians are to the communities they represent. Her research is timely, given that it comes at a time when increasingly the reputation, credibility and authenticity of politicians in all its forms is under intense media scrutiny.
Date:
Monday 22nd May 2017

An Update from Director of Teaching and Learning, Dr Karin Bottom

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Dr. Karin Bottom, Director of Teaching and Learning, discusses her role and provides valuable information for prospective students by outlining the range of courses that INLOGOV has to offer.
Date:
Monday 22nd May 2017

An Update from INLOGOV's Director of Research, Professor Vivien Lowndes

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INLOGOV's research focuses on public services, governance and citizen participation.
Date:
Monday 22nd May 2017

Staff Spotlight: Professor Catherine Staite, former Director of INLOGOV and new Director of Public Service Reform

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In this regular feature a member of staff discusses their role within the department. In this edition Professor Catherine Staite talks about her new role as Director of Public Sector Reform, stepping down from her previous role as Director of the department and her involvement in the new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
Date:
Monday 22nd May 2017

An Introduction from the Director of INLOGOV, Catherine Mangan

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Welcome to INLOGOV's new-look termly newsletter. We aim to share news on our research, teaching and staffing, and reflect on policy developments and the context for local government.
Date:
Monday 22nd May 2017

'Strong and Stable' versus 'for the Many not the Few'

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Written by Professor David Cutts, Professor of Political Science. "If May succeeds in winning vast numbers of working class voters over it will be because of her and her alone not because of a wholehearted conversion towards the 'Conservative' brand. As such, if the worst case election scenario for Labour occurs, any talk of their long term future must bear in mind that their popularity could turn around pretty quickly if trust, credibility and competence are restored."
Date:
Thursday 18th May 2017

Taking a look at the new West Midlands Mayor

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Written by Professor Catherine Staite, Director of Public Sector Reform and Dr Matt Cole, Department of History. "How will we judge success? Soft measures will include the quality of the relationships of trust that he establishes across the region, as well as an increased recognition of him and the Mayoral role and understanding of the added value he brings to solving complex, long-standing social and technical problems."
Date:
Monday 15th May 2017

Roundtable on the UK general election

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The first of a series of roundtables organised by the School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham. The event provides some initial reflections on issues raised in the campaign so far as well as the broader political significance of the election.
Date:
Monday 15th May 2017

INLOGOV's Faculty Day - Tuesday 02 May 2017

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INLOGOV's Faculty Day - Tuesday 02 May 2017
Date:
Tuesday 9th May 2017

Aspiring Public Health Leaders' programme

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This new programme, delivered in partnership with Public Health England, is designed for those who aspire to director-level roles focused on improving the public's health.
Date:
Tuesday 2nd May 2017

University of Birmingham appointed to deliver major public health national leadership programme

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The University of Birmingham's Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) and the Medical School Public Health faculty are delighted to announce that they will be delivering the new Aspiring Public Health Leaders' programme from 2017, in partnership with Public Health England.
Date:
Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Professor leads inaugural lecture audience to successful evening

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The College of Social Sciences was delighted to host the inaugural lecture of Professor Catherine Staite, Director for Public Sector Reform and part of the Institute for Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) on Wednesday 05 April 2017.
Date:
Monday 10th April 2017

What is an elected mayor and why vote for one?

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Written by Professor Catherine Staite, Professor of Public Management. "The more people who turn out to vote for the mayor, the more able he or she will be to exercise their soft power in the region and to demand more powers from central government."
Date:
Tuesday 28th February 2017

US Election 2016: Clinton v Trump - understanding the result and what happens next

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Speakers: Dr Jacob Parakilas, Assistant Head, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House: Royal Institute of International Affairs; Dr Maria Ryan, University of Nottingham; Prof. Scott Lucas (POLSIS); Dr Adam Quinn (POLSIS).
Date:
Tuesday 13th December 2016
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