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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.

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Posted 19 June 2017

Zambia slides towards authoritarianism as IMF props up government

Written by Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy, University of Birmingham. The IMF's decision to go ahead with a bailout package for Zambia, despite the government's democratic failings, could embolden the president to pursue an authoritarian strategy.

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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.

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Institute of Local Government Studies

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Posted 12 June 2017

INLOGOV Newsletter: Summer Edition

Welcome to the Summer edition of the INLOGOV Newsletter. Below is an update of the latest news from INLOGOV, together with insight into what it is like to work or study here.

Posted 12 June 2017

General Election 2017: Reactions

Written by Professor Catherine Needham, Professor David Dunn, Dr Matt Cole, Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay. "Having sought an increased majority, the Conservatives now find themselves in a minority, though still in government, and within days of the start of Brexit negotiations. The electoral process which the British public did not seek has produced an outcome few politicians wanted. It will be another test of the difficult dialogue between the political class and their frustrated electorate."

Posted 08 June 2017

Thoughts on the 2017 General Election

Written by Professor David Cutts, Professor of Political Science. "Depending on what poll you believe and if you are persuaded by noises from the troops on the ground, the race is either close or the Conservatives are still likely to achieve a comfortable majority. The fundamentals point to the latter."

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