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Smart Leadership for Smart Cities

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Research undertaken at Birmingham Business School has been examining our understanding of how Smart Cities, which aim to offer improved local economic development, social and environmental outcomes.
Date:
17/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Visiting Professor appointed as Special Adviser to the Treasury Select Committee

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A Visiting Professor at Birmingham Business School's Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) , has been appointed as Special Adviser on Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Lending and related matters to the Treasury Select Committee in the House of Commons.
Date:
15/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Whose sea? Mare nostrum and the politics of migration in the Med

Whose sea? Mare nostrum and the politics of migration in the Med
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On the eve of Italy's EU presidency, IRiS academic Dr Sigona discusses the politics underpinning current responses to the migration crisis in the Med and how new wave of nationalism could scupper Italy's bid for EU-wide response to migrant boats.
Date:
01/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Beyond Islamophobia? Media shows Muslim families to be 'normal'

Beyond Islamophobia? Media shows Muslim families to be 'normal'
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For some time now, speculation has raged over the number of young British Muslims travelling to Syria and Iraq with the intention of fighting in the ongoing conflicts there. Dr Chris Allen writes in a recent article in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
01/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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A new article on 'Gratitude in the UK' has just been published

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This article on 'Gratitude in the U.K: A new prototype analysis and a cross-cultural comparison' examines contrasting features of gratitude in the UK and the USA and explores whether gratitude is associated with virtue.
Date:
02/04/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New publication on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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Professor Mike McLinden has co-authored a new publication which explores the broad best practice approaches to undertaking enquiry into learning and teaching in higher education.
Date:
31/03/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Flight MH17 and Russia's 'little green men'

Flight MH17 and Russia's 'little green men'
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Written by Dr Kataryna Wolczuk. "The shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in Eastern Ukraine on 17 July has placed the conflict which has engulfed that part of Ukraine into an entirely new context. It has transformed the event from a localised, regional rebellion into a crisis that brings Russia's role into the open, writes Kataryna Wolczuk, of the Centre for Russian and European Studies."
Date:
23/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The Conversation: As Russia votes with Security Council, could MH17 be providing a wake-up call?

The Conversation: As Russia votes with Security Council, could MH17 be providing a wake-up call?
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. The unanimous vote in the UN Security Council on the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine is a welcome step. The resolution, drafted by Australia which lost 37 people in the tragedy, condemns the downing of the aircraft and calls for all states to co-operate with the investigation and demands that armed groups allow open access to the crash site.
Date:
23/07/2014
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
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