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Explainer: do sanctions work?

Explainer: do sanctions work?
Description
Colin Rowat, Lecturer in Economics, looks how the consensus seems to be that the West must "do something" to prevent instability in Ukraine and Russia's other neighbours, and whether that should include wider sanctions for the whole country.
Date:
01/04/2014
Categories:
International, Research

Studying in Singapore with Birmingham Business School

Description
Find out about the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes available for study in Singapore in conjunction with the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).
Date:
01/04/2014
Categories:
Alumni, International, Social Sciences, Students
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Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children

Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children
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Dr Nando Sigona of the Institute for Researchinto Superdiversity (IRiS), writes in 'The Conversation' in a recent article entitled 'Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children'.
Date:
10/04/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Research shows growth in empty homes activity in the Midlands

Description
The Housing and Communities Research Group at the University of Birmingham has today launched a case studies report following a programme of research, funded by the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), to evaluate the impact of the Empty Homes Community Grants Programme (EHCGP) in the Midlands.
Date:
08/04/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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In conversation with Professor Peter Davies

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Professor Peter Davies discusses 'Why do politicians stand back from the school gates only to turn up in the classroom?'
Date:
31/03/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New book just published: Psychopathology at School

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A new book, Psychopathology at School: Theorizing mental disorders in education, has just been published. It draws on research undertaken in Australia and in Scotland, addressing concerns about the rising numbers of children whose behaviour is recognized, understood as a medicalised mental health disorder, and given a diagnostic label such as ADHD.
Date:
31/03/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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50 faces of CREES #52 - Paul Barton, B.Com (Russian Studies) 1964-67

50 faces of CREES #52 - Paul Barton, B.Com (Russian Studies) 1964-67
Description
When I arrived in 1964, the Social Sciences buildings were very new. I returned in 1999, when my daughter was visiting potential universities, and it looked very down-at-heel. One of the great advantages of CREES was having our own library, which served as both a study area and a social centre - a common room of sorts - where students from all the years mixed and chatted.
Date:
24/04/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Blog: Should I stay or should I go? Why the UK should stay out of the Crimea issue

Blog: Should I stay or should I go? Why the UK should stay out of the Crimea issue
Description
Iván Farías, Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Political Science and International Studies argues why the UK should stay out of the Crimea issue.
Date:
24/04/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences, Students
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