School of Government and Society

The School of Government and Society is one of the leading UK and International centres for governance, politics, international development, public management, Russian and European studies.

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Posted 23 October 2017

Catalonia and Kurdistan find the road to statehood filled with obstacle

Written by George Kyris for The Conversation. Independence referendums in Catalonia and Kurdistan have brought to the fore one of the most fundamental questions in world politics and history: what is a state? Winning an independence referendum is the simple bit – It's no easy trick to assert yourself on the world stage.

Posted 13 October 2017

Film screening and discussion on Migration

On 11 October, the School of Government hosted a screening of the Documentary Refugee Highway by Chronis Pechlivanidis and a follow up discussion with the filmmaker and a range of panellists working on broader migration issues.

Posted 12 October 2017

Professor Nic Cheeseman joins OXFAM

Nic Cheeseman, who joined the University of Birmingham in January as Professor of Democracy and International Development, was appointed a trustee of Oxfam GB on 6 October.

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