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In this exciting new video series, our researchers address some of the big issues which impact on society over a cup of coffee. In the first episode, Professor Scott Lucas and PhD student Amelia Morris decide if, all things considered, the world really is such a bad place.
How do regimes continue to rig elections and get away with it?
Posted 21 November 2018
International election observers aim to detect and deter electoral fraud — and build public confidence in the election process. This makes credibility a valuable commodity and explains why international observers take pains to present themselves as objective and impartial actors.
Posted 20 November 2018
Scott Lucas and Giovanni Piazzese in The Conversation: "Amal Fathy spoke out about sexual harassment – and is now languishing in jail. She is not alone."
Posted 19 November 2018
On 16-17 November 2018, Dr Giuditta Fontana and Prof Stefan Wolff organised an IAS workshop on Methodological Advances in the Study of Civil War and Political Violence, gathering 20 international participants from Germany, Canada, Hungary and the UK.
Posted 12 November 2018
In September, a group of 16 former IDD students gathered at the University of Birmingham for a 10 year anniversary weekend. For most people, it was the first time they'd seen each other since graduating in the summer of 2008.
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