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Posted 03 May 2016

POLSIS Staff member takes part in Policy Roundtable

The European Commissioner for Social Policy replied to letter in which students of the POLSIS module Institutions, Politics and Policies of the EU explained their views on the future of European integration in social policy.

Posted 29 April 2016

"Brexit" Attacks President Obama...and Avoids the Issues

One might be surprised that a prominent British politician would begin a comment about US President Barack Obama with a historical lie. One might not foresee an ethnic slur against the American leader. But that is exactly what happened last week when the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, used The Sun newspaper as a platform to denounce Obama's visit to Britain

Posted 25 April 2016

Drone Security: Why we need to develop new safety procedures

"The need to develop new procedures for drones [RPA] to operate safely in or near controlled airspace is a matter requiring urgent attention in order to ensure air safety and to assure public confidence." Birmingham Policy Commission on the Security Impact of Drones: Challenges and Opportunities for the UK, 2014.

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International Development Department

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Posted 21 April 2016

Blog: The Rwanda Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) public works and women's empowerment

Written by Pamela Pozarny. In early April I attended the fifth Transfer Project (TP) meeting in Addis Ababa. Launched in 2008, the Transfer Project Workshop is a research and learning initiative, supporting improved knowledge and practice on social transfers in Sub-Sahara Africa. The broad objective of the TP is sharing latest research findings, methodologies, experiences and lessons learned among partners.

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Department of Political Science and International Studies

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Posted 03 May 2016

POLSIS Staff member takes part in Policy Roundtable

The European Commissioner for Social Policy replied to letter in which students of the POLSIS module Institutions, Politics and Policies of the EU explained their views on the future of European integration in social policy.

Posted 29 April 2016

"Brexit" Attacks President Obama...and Avoids the Issues

One might be surprised that a prominent British politician would begin a comment about US President Barack Obama with a historical lie. One might not foresee an ethnic slur against the American leader. But that is exactly what happened last week when the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, used The Sun newspaper as a platform to denounce Obama's visit to Britain

Posted 25 April 2016

Drone Security: Why we need to develop new safety procedures

"The need to develop new procedures for drones [RPA] to operate safely in or near controlled airspace is a matter requiring urgent attention in order to ensure air safety and to assure public confidence." Birmingham Policy Commission on the Security Impact of Drones: Challenges and Opportunities for the UK, 2014.

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Institute of Local Government Studies

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Posted 21 April 2016

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

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.

Posted 06 April 2016

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

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.

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