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The latest research news from around the School of Government and Society.

The next Cold War has already begun – in cyberspace

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Written by Conor Deane-McKenna. Cyber weapons are allowing states to attack each other without fear of retaliation. The consequences potentially are devastating.
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Tuesday 12th April 2016

What is a contested convention – and what would one mean for the GOP?

What is a contested convention – and what would one mean for the GOP?
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Written by Dr Adam Quinn. It could be battle royale for the Republicans at the Ohio convention in July 2016.
Date:
Tuesday 12th April 2016

Blog: Book Review: The Fence and the Bridge: Geopolitics and Identity Along the Canada-US Border by Heather N. Nicol

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Iván Farías Pelcastre is a Postdoctoral Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the University of Southern California and a graduate of the PhD in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Birmingham. He is particularly interested in the analysis of policy interdependence and political integration between Canada, Mexico and the US resulting from the operation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, its side and parallel accords and their corresponding institutions.
Date:
Tuesday 12th April 2016

It's all about inclusion, but how?

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Written by Alina Rocha Menocal on Governance for Development, The World Bank. Inclusion is the new buzzword in international development. From promoting citizen empowerment to fostering pathways out of fragility, it is all about political processes that are more inclusive and representative‎.
Date:
Thursday 7th 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

Welcome to the IDD E-newsletter March 2016

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Welcome to the March 2016 edition of IDD's newsletter. We're now about half way into the academic year and the time is flying by! This newsletter shares news from IDD staff, student and alumni, so please do get in touch if there are items you'd like included – we produce these newsletters twice a year (March and October) and the Annual Report during the summer. We wish our ongoing students every success in their remaining module assignments and in undertaking their dissertations.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Blog: Is the Snooper's Charter As Bad as you Think?

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Security services lack the resources to randomly spy on people argues Gavin E L Hall, a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Birmingham Fellowships in International Security

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security and the School of Government and Society are looking to recruit a Birmingham Professorial Fellow and a Birmingham Fellow in the field of international security. The deadline for applications is Monday 25 April 2016.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd March 2016

10th Anniversary Editors' Choice Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding

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As the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, we can look back on a selection of nine of the most influential articles published in the journal. This collection, chosen by JISB's Editorial Team, features one article per volume, and is ordered starting from the volume 1 (2007) to volume 9 (2015). Editors Florian P Kühn, and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert.
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Tuesday 22nd March 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
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