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September 08, 2009

Liverpool police dismissed 1950's Special Branch paranoia over Merseyside club

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/liverpool_police_dismissed

Theatre researcher Professor Tony Howard at the University of Warwick has discovered an interesting exchange between police officers in Liverpool’s CID and Special Branch in London which shows how a Liverpool police officer used common sense and cheeky humour to deflate some paranoid concerns Special Branch held about a Liverpool theatre club.


January 30, 2009

Researchers say Welsh women's role in National Assembly puts Westminster to shame

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/researchers_say_welsh/

Women Assembly Members (AMs) in the Welsh National Assembly have transformed the national political life of Wales and offer a far more equitable level of representation for women than that found in Westminster or in many Welsh councils.


June 27, 2008

Reflections on China. Part V, political change

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/icast/archive/s2week28/chinabreslin/

In the final part of the iCast series Reflections on China, where experts on China from the University of Warwick talk about aspects of the country’s global influence, Professor Shaun Breslin considers the changing face of Chinese politics.


February 08, 2007

Religion and public office

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=religion.mp3

Professor Roger Trigg talks about the relationship between faith, religion and public office. Should we make a clear distintion between public office and private belief?

Summary:

Should faith be privatised
Why do we struggle to discuss this
Does removing faith leave a moral or ethical vacuum
Can we reconcile tradition and pluralism in society
Does the status of the Church of England weaken the status of other religions
Should we have a register of philosophical interests
Should faith be more vocal on key issues
Does not listening to religious opinion force people into extremism
Do we have a fear of theocratic states
Is this a case of absolutism vs relativism
Is our democracy founded on the authority of God or the People
Can we have a separation between public service and private faith


June 14, 2006

Problems in French Politics

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=france.mp3

France seems to be undergoing a period of intense political instability. Dramatic images of demonstrations and riots on the street parallel rumours and scandal in the corridors of power.

To what extent do the current events represent a real upheaval in the French political environment and what is the likely impact on the forthcoming Presidential elections?

Ben Clift is a Senior Lecturer in Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies and is an expert on the politics of France.


May 22, 2006

Persistence in Economic and Political Institutions

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=persistence.mp3

Most research in political economy starts with the presumption that institutions persist and shape the political–economic interactions of different groups and agents. Many societies, however, experience frequent changes in their political institutions. Certain economic institutions also change. In the face of this picture of frequently changing institutions, do such institutions really persist?

Professor James Robinson, Harvard University, discusses the nature of institutional persistence and examines the mechanisms whereby elite minorities are able to manage the distribution of economic and political authority.


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