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Tony Travers on the 2014 party conferences

Tony Travers on the 2014 party conferences
Released on: 14 October 2014
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers
Professor Tony Travers reflects on the party conference season and the results of the recent UK by-elections.
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Simon Hix on the results of the Scottish independence referendum

Simon Hix on the results of the Scottish independence referendum
Released on: 24 September 2014
Contributor(s): Professor Simon Hix
Professor Simon Hix discusses the results of the Scottish independence referendum and the future of both Scotland and...
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Tony Travers on Scottish Independence

Tony Travers on Scottish Independence
Released on: 25 June 2014
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers
Tony Travers discusses the possibility of Scottish independence and the potential implications for the UK....
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Simon Hix on the European Elections 2014

Simon Hix on the European Elections 2014
Released on: 30 May 2014
Contributor(s): Professor Simon Hix
Professor Simon Hix discusses the results of the 2014 European parliamentary elections.

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Tony Travers on Local Elections 2014

Tony Travers on Local Elections 2014
Released on: 27 May 2014
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers
Tony Travers discusses results of the 2014 Local Election.
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2014 European Elections

2014 European Elections
Released on: 19 May 2014
Contributor(s): Maja Rasmussen
Dr Maja Rasmussen provides an overview of the 2014 European parliamentary elections.
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UK Budget 2014

UK Budget 2014
Released on: 25 March 2014
Contributor(s): Professor Martin Lodge
Professor Martin Lodge discusses the recent UK budget.
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Simon Hix on Merkel and the EU

Simon Hix on Merkel and the EU
Released on: 11 March 2014
Contributor(s): Simon Hix
Simon Hix discusses Angela Merkel's recent visit to London and Britain's future within the EU.
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UKIP and the European Elections

UKIP and the European Elections
Released on: 7 February 2014
Contributor(s): Maja Kluger Rasmussen
Maja Kluger Rasmussen discusses UKIP and the upcoming European Elections.
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Tony Travers on Nelson Mandela

Tony Travers on Nelson Mandela
Released on: 10 December 2013
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers
Professor Tony Travers on Nelson Mandela's life and legacy following his death.
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Analysis of the Party Conferences 2013

Analysis of the Party Conferences 2013
Released on: 3 October 2013
Contributor(s): Tony Travers
Tony Travers discusses the 2013 party conference season.
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German Elections

German Elections
Released on: 27 September 2013
Contributor(s): Professor Martin Lodge
Martin Lodge discusses the September 2013 German elections and their implications for both Germany and the EU.
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Analysis of the June 2013 British Spending Review

Analysis of the June 2013 British Spending Review
Released on: 28 June 2013
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers
Tony Travers discusses the June 2013 Spending Review, the implications on the public finances, ring fenced spending and...
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Analysis of the current situation in Turkey including the riots

Analysis of the current situation in Turkey including the riots
Released on: 7 June 2013
Contributor(s): Dr Bill Kissane
Dr Bill Kissane discusses the situation in Turkey including the riots, the future of Prime Minister Erdogan and the...
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Tony Travers on UK Local Elections 2013

Tony Travers on UK Local Elections 2013
Released on: 3 May 2013
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers
Tony Travers on the UK Local Elections 2013 including the performance of UKIP.
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Analysis of the UK’s recent economic data

Analysis of the UK’s recent economic data
Released on: 26 April 2013
Contributor(s): Dr Joachim Wehner
Dr Joachim Wehner on the economic data released in the week 22nd- 26th April 2013.
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Tony Travers on Baroness Thatcher

Tony Travers on Baroness Thatcher
Released on: 8 April 2013
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers
Professor Tony Travers on Baroness Thatcher’s life and legacy following her death.
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Analysis of the 2013 Budget

Analysis of the 2013 Budget
Released on: 23 March 2013
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers
Professor Tony Travers discusses the UK Government’s 2013 Budget and its implications for future public spending.
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Analysis of the current situation in Algeria and Mali

Analysis of the current situation in Algeria and Mali
Released on: 31 January 2013
Contributor(s): Professor John Sidel
Professor John Sidel discusses the current military intervention in North Africa.
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David Cameron’s EU Speech

David Cameron’s EU Speech
Released on: 30 January 2013
Contributor(s): Professor Simon Hix
Professor Simon Hix discusses David Cameron’s recent speech on Britain’s place in the EU which included the possibility...
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Britain and the EU

Britain and the EU
Released on: 19 December 2012
Contributor(s): Dr Maja Kluger Rasmussen
Dr Maja Rasmussen of the LSE discusses the current feeling in Britain towards the EU and possibilities for the future...
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The 2012 Autumn Statement

The 2012 Autumn Statement
Released on: 19 December 2012
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers
Professor Tony Travers discusses the UK Government’s 2012 Autumn Statement and the prospects for the future of public...
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Analysis of the current situation of the EU budget and Britain’s relations with the EU

Analysis of the current situation of the EU budget and Britain’s relations with the EU
Released on: 31 October 2012
Contributor(s): Professor Kate Jenkins
Professor Kate Jenkins discusses the EU budget debate and Britain’s relations with the EU.
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Analysis of the September 2012 UK Government reshuffle

Analysis of the September 2012 UK Government reshuffle
Released on: 6 September 2012
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers
Professor Tony Travers discusses the September 2012 UK Government reshuffle.
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The political situation in Greece in light of the 17 June 2012 elections

The political situation in Greece in light of the 17 June 2012 elections
Released on: 27 June 2012
Contributor(s): Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou, Dr Nikitas Konstantinidis
Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou and Dr Nikitas Konstantinidis discuss the political situation in Greece.
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The rise of the European far right

The rise of the European far right
Released on: 28 May 2012
Contributor(s): Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou
Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou discusses the rise of the European far right.
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The political situation in Greece in light of the May 2012 elections

The political situation in Greece in light of the May 2012 elections
Released on: 28 May 2012
Contributor(s): Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou, Dr Nikitas Konstantinidis
Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou and Dr Nikitas Konstantinidis discuss the political situation in Greece in light of the May...
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Francois Hollande's victory in the 2012 French elections

Francois Hollande's victory in the 2012 French elections
Released on: 28 May 2012
Contributor(s): Dr Michael Bruter
Dr Michael Bruter discusses Francois Hollande's victory in the 2012 French elections.
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The impact of the 2012 local elections and the London mayoral election on the future of British Politics

The impact of the 2012 local elections and the London mayoral election on the future of British Politics
Released on: 9 May 2012
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers, Professor Patrick Dunleavy
Professor Tony Travers and Professor Patrick Dunleavy discuss the impact of the 2012 local elections and the London...
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The 2012 London Mayoral Election

The 2012 London Mayoral Election
Released on: 21 March 2012
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers
Professor Tony Travers discusses the 2012 London Mayoral Election.
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The deepening crisis in the euro zone

The deepening crisis in the euro zone
Released on: 12 February 2012
Contributor(s): Dr Michael Bruter
Dr Michael Bruter discusses the deepening crisis in the euro zone.
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Outer space politics

Outer space politics
Released on: 2 January 2012
Contributor(s): Dr Jill Stuart
Dr Jill Stuart discusses outer space politics.
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The Crisis in Greece

The Crisis in Greece
Released on: 16 November 2011
Contributor(s): Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou
Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou discusses the ongoing crisis in Greece.
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Egypt, Syria, Palestine and the Arab Spring

Egypt, Syria, Palestine and the Arab Spring
Released on: 12 October 2011
Contributor(s): Dr John Chalcraft
Dr John Chalcraft discusses the impact of the Wave of Arab revolutions and civil uprisings on Egypt, Syria, and...
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The London riots and their impact on the upcoming Olympics

The London riots and their impact on the upcoming Olympics
Released on: 9 September 2011
Contributor(s): Tony Travers
Professor Tony Travers discusses the recent London riots and their impact on the upcoming Olympics.
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The Greek bailout and the future of the European Union

The Greek bailout and the future of the European Union
Released on: 7 July 2011
Contributor(s): Professor Simon Hix
Professor Simon Hix discusses the recent bailout of Greece and the future of the European Union.
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What next for Al Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden?

What next for Al Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden?
Released on: 19 May 2011
Contributor(s): Professor John Sidel
Professor John Sidel discusses the future of Al Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden.
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Multiculturalism in the 21st century

Multiculturalism in the 21st century
Released on: 17 March 2011
Contributor(s): Professor Chandran Kukathas
Professor Chandran Kukathas discusses multiculturalism in the 21st century.
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The role of religion in the Egyptian revolution

The role of religion in the Egyptian revolution
Released on: 11 February 2011
Contributor(s): Professor John Sidel
Professor John Sidel discusses the role of religion in the Egyptian revolution.
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The politics of Pakistan

The politics of Pakistan
Released on: 13 January 2011
Contributor(s): Dr Adnan Naseemullah
Dr Adnan Naseemullah discusses the politics of Pakistan in the wake of the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman...
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The affinity of Liberalism and Conservatism in light of the UK Coalition Government

The affinity of Liberalism and Conservatism in light of the UK Coalition Government
Released on: 10 December 2010
Contributor(s): Professor Paul Kelly
Professor Paul Kelly discusses the affinity of Liberalism and Conservatism in light of the UK Coalition Government.
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Ring fencing of development aid in the British Government's spending review

Ring fencing of development aid in the British Government's spending review
Released on: 3 November 2010
Contributor(s): Dr Nilima Gulrajani
Dr Nilima Gulrajani discusses the ring fencing of development aid in the British Governments spending review.
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The election of Ed Miliband as leader of the Labour Party

The election of Ed Miliband as leader of the Labour Party
Released on: 7 August 2010
Contributor(s): Dr Jonathan Hopkin
Dr Jonathan Hopkin discusses the election of Ed Miliband as leader of the Labour Party.
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Reduction of the British state

Reduction of the British state
Released on: 1 July 2010
Contributor(s): Dr Jonathan Hopkin
Dr Jonathan Hopkin discusses the reduction of the British state.
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The prospects for the Conservative - Liberal Democrat coalition, and the future of the Labour party following the 2010 UK Elections

The prospects for the Conservative - Liberal Democrat coalition, and the future of the Labour party following the 2010 UK Elections
Released on: 20 May 2010
Contributor(s): Professor Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly discusses the prospects for the Conservative - Liberal Democrat coalition, and the future of the Labour...
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The possibility of a hung parliament in the forthcoming 2010 UK elections

The possibility of a hung parliament in the forthcoming 2010 UK elections
Released on: 17 March 2010
Contributor(s): Professor Patrick Dunleavy
Professor Patrick Dunleavy discusses the possibility of a hung parliament in the forthcoming UK elections.
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The state of development in Haiti following the earthquake

The state of development in Haiti following the earthquake
Released on: 12 February 2010
Contributor(s): Dr Nilima Gulrajani
Dr Nilima Gulrajani discusses development in Haiti following the earthquake.
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UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
Released on: 3 December 2009
Contributor(s): Dr Stephanie Rickard
Dr Stephanie Rickard discusses the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
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The Pittsburgh G20 Summit (September 2009)

The Pittsburgh G20 Summit (September 2009)
Released on: 30 September 2009
Contributor(s): Professor David Held
Dr David Held discusses the September 2009 G20 summit in Pittsburgh.
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The European Election results

The European Election results
Released on: 19 June 2009
Contributor(s): Professor Simon Hix
Professor Simon Hix discusses the European Election results.
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The state of British Politics

The state of British Politics
Released on: 13 May 2009
Contributor(s): Dr Jonathan Hopkin
Dr Jonathan Hopkin discusses the state of British Politics.
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The April 2009 London G20 Summit

The April 2009 London G20 Summit
Released on: 2 April 2009
Contributor(s): Professor David Held
Professor David Held discusses the April G20 Summit in London.
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Russia's internal politics

Russia's internal politics
Released on: 25 February 2009
Contributor(s): Professor Marie Mendras
Professor Marie Mendras discusses Russia's internal politics.
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The aftermath of the Israel-Gaza conflict

The aftermath of the Israel-Gaza conflict
Released on: 29 January 2009
Contributor(s): Dr John Chalcraft
Dr John Chalcraft discusses the aftermath of the Israel-Gaza conflict.
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The impact of the Mumbai terror attacks

The impact of the Mumbai terror attacks
Released on: 8 December 2008
Contributor(s): Professor Sumantra Bose
Professor Sumantra Bose discusses the impact of the Mumbai terror attacks and asks the question, 'Is this India's 9\11?'
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Political representation

Political representation
Released on: 16 November 2008
Contributor(s): Professor Anne Phillips
Political representation in a democracy doesn't necessarily reflect the variety of people within a society. Most...
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The global financial crisis

The global financial crisis
Released on: 23 October 2008
Contributor(s): Dr David Woodfuff
Dr David Woodfuff discusses the global financial crisis.
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The humanitarian and political crisis in Burma

The humanitarian and political crisis in Burma
Released on: 12 June 2008
Contributor(s): Professor John Sidel
Professor John Sidel discusses the humanitarian and political crisis in Burma.
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The 2008 London Mayoral elections

The 2008 London Mayoral elections
Released on: 8 May 2008
Contributor(s): Professor Patrick Dunleavy
Patrick Dunleavy discusses the 2008 London Mayoral elections.
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The 2008 US primary elections

The 2008 US primary elections
Released on: 27 March 2008
Contributor(s): Professor Simon Hix
Professor Simon Hix discusses the US primary elections.
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The Crisis in Pakistan

The Crisis in Pakistan
Released on: 17 January 2008
Contributor(s): Professor Sumantra Bose
Professor Sumantra Bose discusses the crisis in Pakistan.
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Britain and the European Union

Britain and the European Union
Released on: 13 November 2007
Contributor(s): Professor Simon Hix
Professor Simon Hix discusses Britain and the European Union.
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Contested Lands

Contested Lands
Released on: 18 September 2007
Contributor(s): Professor Sumantra Bose
Sumantra Bose discusses contested lands.
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Spy Games and the Nature and State of the Russo-British Relationship

Spy Games and the Nature and State of the Russo-British Relationship
Released on: 8 August 2007
Contributor(s): Professor Dominic Lieven
Professor Dominic Lieven discusses spy games and the nature and state of the Russo-British Relationship.
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Multiculturalism, Democracy, and Sharia Law

Multiculturalism, Democracy, and Sharia Law
Released on: 3 July 2007
Contributor(s): Professor Anne Philips
Professor Anne Philips discusses Multiculturalism, Democracy, and Sharia Law.
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Tony Blair's legacy

Tony Blair's legacy
Released on: 25 June 2007
Contributor(s): Professor Patrick Dunleavy
Patrick Dunleavy discusses Tony Blair's legacy.
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Tony Blair's Resignation

Tony Blair's Resignation
Released on: 10 May 2007
Contributor(s): Professor Rodney Barker
Rodney Barker discusses Tony Blair's Resignation.
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