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Publication of the week: Dr Sarah Sargent

10 November 2015

Sargent, S., “Transracial adoption in England: a critical race and systems theory analysis“, International Journal of Law in Context 11.4 (2015), 412-425.  DOI: 10.1017/S1744552315000270. The legal requirements of transracial adoption of children in England changed in 2014. An amendment to…

Publication of the week: Professor David Armstrong

10 November 2015

Armstrong, D., “Rising Powers and International Society: Lessons from the Past and the Case of China” in Jamie Gaskarth (ed.), China, India and the Future of International Society (London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2015), ch.4. ISBN: 978-1-78348-260-3. This book considers…

Publication of the week: H. Al-Assam, T. Kuseler, S. Jassim & S. Zeadally

10 November 2015

Al-Assam, H., T. Kuseler, S. Jassim & S. Zeadally, “Privacy in Biometric Systems”, in S. Zeadally & M. Badra (eds), Privacy in a Digital, Networked World: Technologies, Implications and Solutions (Springer, Oct 2015), 235-263, ISBN 978-3-319-08469-5. This chapter is mainly…

Publication of the week: Dr Julian Richards

10 November 2015

Richards, J., “Pakistani intelligence and India”, in P. Maddrell (ed.), The Image of the Enemy (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2015), ch.7. ISBN: 978-1-62616-239-6 (pbk), 9781-62616-238-9 (hbk). This chapter, in a volume edited by Paul Maddrell, explores the development of Pakistan’s…

In the news – 10 November 2015

10 November 2015

Professor Anthony Glees was quoted in these articles: ‘Sharm el-Sheikh: Philip Hammond says security measures must be improved’, The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/11982604/Sharm-el-Sheikh-Philip-Hammond-says-security-measures-must-be-improved.html ‘UK holiday families now prime terror targets: Bomb threats end winter breaks for tourists’, Daily Star: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/474565/UK-holiday-families-prime-terror-targets-bomb-threats-end-winter-breaks ‘To MI5…

Publication of the week: Dr Francis Grimal

9 November 2015

Grimal, F., “Jus ad bellum: Nuclear weapons and the inherent right of self-defence” in Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation & Contemporary International Law: Essays and Commentaries Volume II: General Issues (The Hague: Asser Press, 2015), 337-350. ISBN: 978-94-6265-074-9. The lawfulness of a…

CEER Report on University Admissions

7 November 2015

The Green Paper proposes to double the entry rate of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and raise the number of black and minority ethnic students by 20 per cent by 2020. CEER’s latest publication, Social Disadvantage and Widening Access to Universities…

Margaret Thatcher Centre to be Sited at University of Buckingham

3 November 2015

The University of Buckingham, which had long and close ties with Lady Thatcher, is to house a library and museum devoted to the life and ideals of Britain’s only woman prime minister. Donal Blaney, the head of the Margaret Thatcher…

CEER detects damaging HEFCE blunder

3 November 2015

The Higher Education Funding Council for England has made a crucial error in its latest report on degree outcomes (2015/21). It said that 82 per cent of graduates getting firsts or upper-seconds in 2013-14 came from state schools compared with…

Publication of the week: Dr Julian Richards

2 November 2015

Richards, J., “The Rise of Far-Right Extremism in Contemporary Great Britain and Continental Europe”, Concordia Discors (Russia) 3/26 (2015), 166-175 A number of Far Right and “radical right” parties have recently been scoring electoral successes across many regions. When comparing…