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University of East Anglia Project endorsed by the Venice Commission

A research project on electoral integrity involving UEA researchers has been endorsed by a conference of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe. Last week, Senior Lecturer Toby...

New research published on counter-terrorism

Dr. Lee Jarvis has published new findings from his research onto the proscription of terrorist organisations with Dr. Tim Legrand of The Australian National University. The article- 'Legislating...

Elizabeth Cobbett and Toby James have written a new blog 'The Panama Papers and County leaders: To not serve my country' on Eastminster

In the light of the release of the Panama Papers, Elizabeth Cobbett and Toby James consider why tax avoidance matters for democratic accountability and public services. You can read the...

Rupert Read has written a new blog 'Limits To Growth: the issue of our times?' on Eastminster

Dr Rupert Read of PPL celebrates the launching of an All Party Parliamentary Group at Westminster that celebrates the philosophical, ecological and economic expertise of academics and politicians...

Rupert Read has written a new blog on 'Why 'Effective Altruism' is ineffective: the case of refugees' on Eastminster

Sam Earle and Rupert Read of Philosophy discuss the pros and cons of an increasingly popular mode of thinking about charity and campaigning- 'Effective Altruism' (EA). Is the 'evidence- based...

Elizabeth Cobbett has written a new blog 'The Gupta Coup: Arrested democracy in South Africa' on Eastminster

In this blog on South Africa, Elizabeth Cobbett sees Guptagate not simply as state capture but as a coup against hard won democracy. You can read the full article on Eastminster . 

Hazel Marsh has written a new blog 'Don't rain on the parade: An eyewitness account of Obama's visit to Cuba' on Eastminster

'¿Qué bolá? (What's up?)', Barak Obama tweeted, using the local argot as he landed in Havana on Sunday 20 March for what the international media have widely touted as a 'historic' visit. Hazel...

Lee Jarvis has written a new blog on 'The Brussels Attacks: How should Europe respond?' on Eastminster

Lee Jarvis spoke with Reza Akhlaghi from Foreign Policy Concepts, to talk about this week's terrorist attacks in Brussels. You can read the article on Eastminster

UEA Researcher presents report to Parliament on how to solve the electoral registration

Dr. Toby James presented a report on how to solve the electoral registration crisis in Britain to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Democratic Participation on 8 March. Dr. Toby...

Michael Skey has written a new blog 'The lack of commitment from... players is frustrating: Football community and time' on Eastminster

Recent debates around community have tended to focus on questions of place, that is the shift from the local to the trans-national, virtual or global. As Michael Skey argues, this emphasis...

PPL Student Receives Award

The UEA Award ceremony, a night of celebration of student experiences on the award, took place on 2 March in the Thomas Paine Study Centre. Four special prizes were given out to students,...

"Brexit or bremain"- The referendum and beyond

A Policy Dialogue at the European Policy Centre, Brussels, 8 March 2016 UEA Professor and ESRC Fellow, Hussein Kassim , was one of four panelists invited to examine the terms of the debate...

"UK and EU: to stay or to leave?" An event for schools 7 March 2016

Sixth-formers spent a day finding out more about the EU and the UK's awkward relationship with it, at a day-long event organised by UEA Professor, Hussein Kassim , as part of the ESRC's 'UK...

Toby James has written a new blog 'Getting the millions back on the electoral register' on Eastminster

Reforms to the electoral registration process under this and the previous coalition government have led to changes which experts and campaigners alike have described as negative for democracy....

Reporting Europe: the UK media and the EU

A conference organised by 'The UK in a Changing Europe' ( ukandeu.ac.uk ) on 8 February provided a rare occasion for leading journalists, broadcasters, and academics to exchange experiences and...

British (Muslim) Values: UEA Researchers Secure RCUK Funding for New Project

UEA researchers have been awarded a prestigious AHRC research grant to research understandings and experiences of British and Muslim values. The research is funded by the RCUK Partnership for...

Toby James has written a blog on 'The growing electoral registration crisis' on Eastminster

Toby James explains how new data from the ONS further reveals the depth of the electoral registration crisis. You can read the full article on Eastminster

Hazel Marsh has written a new blog on 'Latin America's Roma' on Eastminster

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller populations are widely unacknowledged in national histories except when they are viewed as constituting a social problem. Hazel Marsh examines the history of Roma in...