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Political Transitions in Today’s Troubled Countries: Is the Rule of Law a Solution? (iPLatform for Global Change Launch)

Start: Nov 4, 2013 5:00:00 PM
End: Nov 4, 2013 6:30:00 PM

iplatform
Panelists include:

The House of Lords: Westminster Bicameralism Revived

Start: Nov 12, 2013 6:00:00 PM
End: Nov 12, 2013 7:00:00 PM

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The House of Lords has frequently reached the news in recent years, but almost always in the context of its possible reform, rather than the existing chamber's role in the policy process. Meg Russell's new book, published in July, seeks to redress the gap in understanding, based on detailed research about the chamber's evolving membership, party groups, committees and treatment of legislation. The book argues that the years since 1999 (when Tony Blair's government removed most hereditary peers) have seen a 'revival' of bicameralism in the UK, with the Lords playing an increasingly active and influential role. Even before the arrival of coalition in 2010, the Lords had given the third party significant negotiating power, making British parliamentary politics far more plural than was suggested by the old 'Westminster model'. Since the arrival of the coalition, the independent 'Crossbenchers' have taken on a pivotal, but little-known, position. These changes have obvious consequences for how we are governed, and have also changed the tone of debates about Lords reform.

Prof. Matthew Kramer (Cambridge), 'Torture, Morality, and Law' (Political Theory)

Start: Nov 13, 2013 5:00:00 PM
End: Nov 13, 2013 7:00:00 PM

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B.A. (Cornell); J.D. (Harvard); Ph.D., LL.D. (Cambridge)
Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy

'Talking to Terrorists - how to end armed conflicts' (Policy and Practice)

Start: Nov 14, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Nov 14, 2013 7:00:00 PM

Jonathan Powell
Jonathan Powell

Prof. Roberto Unger (Harvard), 'The task of Social Theory and the Future of Democracy' (Political Theory)

Start: Nov 15, 2013 5:00:00 PM
End: Nov 15, 2013 6:00:00 PM

roberto unger
Legal Theory: Legal, Political and Social Theory

Graduate Open Day 2013

Start: Nov 20, 2013 2:00:00 PM
End: Nov 20, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Joint Faculty Graduate Open Day
Join us for the Joint Faculty Graduate Open Day.

Dr Elisabeth Frazer (Oxford), 'The Politics of Ambiguity' (Political Theory)

Start: Nov 20, 2013 5:00:00 PM
End: Nov 20, 2013 7:00:00 PM

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Official Fellow and Tutor in Politics, New College, Oxford ;
University Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford;
Head of Department elect (to commence January 2014) DPIR.

'Election Coverage in the Broadcast Media' (Policy and Practice)

Start: Nov 21, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Nov 21, 2013 7:00:00 PM

david cowling
David Cowling

Dr Alice Baderin (Oxford), 'Political Theory and Public Opinion: Against Democratic Restraint (Political Theory Seminar)

Start: Nov 27, 2013 5:00:00 PM
End: Nov 27, 2013 7:00:00 PM

'Paralysis or Progress? The future and the past of the UN System' (Policy and Practice)

Start: Nov 28, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Nov 28, 2013 7:00:00 PM

Jack Straw
Jack Straw & the Institute of Global Governance
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