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Cookies on SPP website

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The UK government has updated the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations in response to the EU Privacy Directive. In light of this the Information Commissioner's Office has provided guidance on the EU Cookie Law which came into effect in May 2012.

AWARD

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Professor Volker Sommer of the Department of Anthropology has been awarded the North of England Zoological Society's highest honour, the Gold Medal, for outstanding lifetime achievement in the fields of natural science, conservation and the environment. Previous recipients have included Sir David Attenborough, Dame Jane Goodall and Dr Richard Leakey. The ceremony is to be held on 06 June at Chester Zoo.

Video: Jan-Emmanuel De Neve on Genoeconomics

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Genoeconomics: the promise and pitfalls of a new research frontier in economics.

Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve outlines how and why social scientists have started to integrate genetics into economic models of behavior.

Dr Sherrill Stroschein: Ethnic Struggle, Coexistence, and Democratization in Eastern Europe

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Ethnic Struggle, Coexistence, and Democratization in Eastern Europe

Problems of democracy are magnified in societies divided on ethnic religious lines, particularly where groups are mobilized into parties. Due to majority rule, minorities should be less willing to endorse democratic institutions where they persistently lose elections. These problems should hamper democratization, but Eastern Europe contains several states that navigated these problems during the 1990s. In Romania and Slovakia, sustained protest and contention by ethnic Hungarians in Romania and Slovakia brought concessions on policies that they could not achieve through the ballot box. Ethnic protest in these states made each group accustomed to each other’s claims, and aware of the degree to which each could push its own. Ethnic contention became a de facto deliberative process that fostered a moderation of group claims, allowing democratic consolidation to  slowly and organically take root. Such moderation took place even after a violent riot between Hungarians and Romanians in 1990, showing  promise for other democratizing states.

Award for 'Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon and Stockholm’ book, co-edited by Sarah Wolff

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Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon and Stockholm

The LISBOAN Erasmus Academic Network has awarded on 11th May its 2012 award for Outstanding Research to the book co-edited by Sarah Wolff, Flora Goudappel and Jaap de Zwaan on ‘Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon and Stockholm’. This award praises the collaborative efforts of the contributors, practitioners and academics, whose hard work have turned this project in a reality. The award distinguished the book for its contribution to the state of the art of research on the Treaty of Lisbon and its implementation.

Anthropology in London Day 2012

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Anthropology in London Poster

Date: Monday 11 June 2012 from 9.30am
Venue: UCL Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW

Workshop: From Ideal Principles to Real Politics

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  • Date: June 18-19, starting at 10am
  • Location: Room SB5, 188 Tottenham Court Rd, London - new location.
  • Participants: Jonathan Wolff, Ingrid Robeyns, Zofia Stemplowska, Thomas Porter, Robert Jubb, Andrea Sangiovanni, Marc  Stears, Patrick Tomlin, Kai Spiekermann, Bob Goodin, David Estlund, Laura Valentini, Anca Gheaus, Adam Swift, Constanze Binder, Eva Erman
  • Programme (PDF)

Workshop: Justice, Democracy and Non-domination

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Public Engagement with Global Poverty: Explaining Support for Development

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To what extent do UK citizens support action on global poverty, such as giving international development aid, and why? Dr David Hudson (UCL) has recently been awarded a prestigious British Academy Fellowship to carry out a programme of research answering this question.

New York convention of the ASN

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New York convention of the ASN

Dr. Sherrill Stroschein’s research hat included co-chairing the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) in New York.

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