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

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Monday 21st March 2016

European Studies Research Group organises panel on 'Brexit'

European Studies Research Group organises panel on 'Brexit'
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On Wednesday 16 March 2016, the European Studies Research Group of the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) hosted a panel discussion on the upcoming referendum on UK's membership of the EU and its impact on the country's foreign policy. The event, which attracted a large number of students and members of staff, was chaired by the co-convenors of the European Studies Research Group, Dr George Kyris and Dr Julian Pänke.
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Monday 21st March 2016

Blog: 2015 Teaching Academy Award for Educational Enhancement and Innovation

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Ellie Chowns and Tom Hewitt have been awarded the 2015 Teaching Academy Award in Educational Innovation Enhancement and Innovation in the category of Educational Innovation for their work in Masters-level teaching.
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Thursday 17th March 2016

Unregulated drones are accidents – and worse – waiting to happen

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Professor David H. Dunn recently published an opinion piece in The Guardian on the dangers of unregulated drones.
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Tuesday 15th March 2016

Discussion on Libya with Radio France International

Discussion on Libya with Radio France International
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Attempts by the UN to broker agreement on a Libyan government of national unity are discussed in a new RFI podcast featuring Alina Rocha Menocal.
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Tuesday 15th March 2016
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