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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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IDD PhD student wins University's Images of Research 2016/17

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Louis Francis Monroy Santander, Postgraduate Researcher in the International Development department won first place in the 2016/17 Images of Research with a photograph entitled "Resistance to international peace-building: the case of Bosnia-Herzegovina".
Date:
Friday 9th December 2016

Elected Mayors and Combined Authorities: the exchange of power and influence

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The West Midlands Combined Authority is consulting on the way in which power will be distributed between the CA and the new, directly elected mayor, who'll be in post from May 2017.
Date:
Wednesday 7th September 2016

Referendum Reactions

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Thursday 23 June 2016 saw the nation vote on one of the biggest decisions this country has ever had to make. A referendum was called on whether the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union or vote to leave. Voters turned out in their millions to have their say, and now after a long night of counting, we have decided to leave the EU, our academic experts give their reaction and analysis of where we go from here.
Date:
Tuesday 28th June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Catherine Needham

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Catherine Needham, Reader in Public Policy and Public Management in the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham shares her opinions of the EU Referendum debate.
Date:
Tuesday 21st June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Professor John Fender

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Professor John Fender, Professor of Macroeconomics in the Department of Economics at the University of Birmingham shares his opinions of the EU Referendum debate.
Date:
Tuesday 21st June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Dr Huw Macartney

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Dr Huw Macartney, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham shares his opinions of the EU referendum debate.
Date:
Monday 20th June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Professor Scott Lucas

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Professor Scott Lucas Professor of American Politics in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham shares his opinions of the EU referendum debate.
Date:
Monday 20th June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Professor David H. Dunn

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Professor David H. Dunn, Professor of International Politics and Head of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham gives his opinions of the EU referendum.
Date:
Monday 20th June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Dr Tim Haughton

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Dr Tim Haughton, Reader in European Politics in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham shares his opinions of the EU Referendum debate.
Date:
Monday 20th June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Dr David White

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Dr David White, Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham shares his opinions of the EU Referendum debate.
Date:
Monday 20th June 2016

EU Referendum Video: Professor Jenny Phillimore

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Professor Jenny Phillimore, Professor of Migration and Superdiversity in the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham shares her opinions on the EU Referendum debate.
Date:
Monday 20th June 2016

Subjecthood – A new entry point for critical social inquiry?

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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

Blog: The May local elections: A selection of those in the metropolitan boroughs

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Written by Chris Game. Chris Game is a Visiting Lecturer at INLOGOV interested in the politics of local government; local elections, electoral reform and other electoral behaviour; party politics; political leadership and management; member-officer relations; central-local relations; use of consumer and opinion research in local government; the modernisation agenda and the implementation of executive local government.
Date:
Thursday 21st April 2016

Blog: BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES: The dilemma for intervening in tax havens

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Written by Dr Philip Whiteman. Dr Philip Whiteman is Teaching Quality Assurance Lead at the School of Government and Society and Director of Education at the Institute of Local Government Studies at the University of Birmingham. He has research interests in the impact of central government and regulators on the role, service delivery and performance of local government and other local bodies.
Date:
Wednesday 6th April 2016

Blog: What should Local Gov be doing next digitally?

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Written by Sarah Lay, co-founder of LocalGov Digital.
Date:
Monday 21st March 2016

Total Leadership: the development programme for high performers

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This year sees the launch of an entirely new leadership programme, devised by Solace and Inlogov. Total Leadership combines a state-of-the-art digital learning platform (where you'll have exclusive access to key research, evidence and cutting-edge thinking) with residential modules that will build on your individual learning, offering space to learn from experienced practitioners and creating a transformative shift in your leadership capacity.
Date:
Wednesday 16th March 2016

Blog: Time for an end to parent/child relationship with central government and sibling rivalry between local authorities

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Written by Catherine Staite, Director of INLOGOV.
Date:
Monday 14th March 2016

Blog: Local Government Studies – virtual special issue on budgeting

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Written by Alison Gardner & Vivien Lowndes.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd March 2016

Blog: Combined Authorities and Del Boy Devolution

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Written by Chris Game, a Visiting Lecturer at INLOGOV interested in the politics of local government; local elections, electoral reform and other electoral behaviour; party politics; political leadership and management; member-officer relations; central-local relations; use of consumer and opinion research in local government; the modernisation agenda and the implementation of executive local government.
Date:
Monday 29th February 2016

Blog: Local Government Studies – virtual special issue on budgeting

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Written by Peter Matthews, Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Stirling. He is a member of the editorial team of Local Government Studies published in association with INLOGOV.
Date:
Monday 15th February 2016
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