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International Development Department

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Posted 19 June 2017

Zambia slides towards authoritarianism as IMF props up government

Written by Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy, University of Birmingham. The IMF's decision to go ahead with a bailout package for Zambia, despite the government's democratic failings, could embolden the president to pursue an authoritarian strategy.

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Department of Political Science and International Studies


Posted 17 August 2017

Alumni Profile: Brittany Atkinson

The course was all around excellent. I particularly enjoyed the five-day training programme, opportunity to complete a work placement, and the module diversity. The degree has helped me make a major career change. Following the degree, I am now pursuing a career that I am passionate about in national security.

Posted 17 August 2017

Alumni Profile: Hannah Keogh

I really enjoyed studying under the real leaders in my field. The course was assessed in a varied way, without too much emphasis on exams, which I believe allowed me to strengthen skills which would be more useful professionally.

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Institute of Local Government Studies


Posted 12 June 2017

INLOGOV Newsletter: Summer Edition

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.

Posted 12 June 2017

General Election 2017: Reactions

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."

Posted 08 June 2017

Thoughts on the 2017 General Election

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."

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