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Category: Policy

The Rise of the Radical Right: Reflections on the Role of Academics in Tracking Emerging Developments

Dr William Allchorn - Policy

In recent years radical right actors – which encompasses nativist, authoritarian and populist political movements; both in the global north and parts of the south – are never too far from the headlines. Whether it is the atrocities that took place in Christchurch in March or the hype surrounding Matteo Salvini’s recently announced grouping in

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Brexit and the ‘Real World Impact’ Debate: Reflections on the Role of Social Sciences

Professor Alex De Ruyter - Policy, Science/Sociology

Since becoming Director of the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University in 2017, the UK’s first ever research centre devoted to the study of all things Brexit, I have found it challenging to keep my academic hat of “objective aloofness” on. After all, Brexit strikes to the heart of the future trajectory of

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The AGM in Europe: an Important Governance Tool or Dull Ritual?

Dr. A.J.F. Lafarre - Global Events, Policy

Dr. A.J.F. Lafarre is an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University, with specific expertise in Corporate Governance and law and economics. In this latest Real World Impact blog, she discusses the actual role of AGMs in Europe and how her research plays a key part in demonstrating its importance.

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Improving Collaboration and Innovation between Commerce and Business Researchers

James Guthrie - Business Innovation, Policy

In February 2017, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand called for stronger collaboration between businesses and universities to ensure the research is relevant to the challenges which face industry and the public sector.  James Guthrie, Head of Academic Relations, engages with accounting academics and stakeholders in the Australian higher education system and shares his thoughts on promoting partnerships between business schools and the real world.

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Governance of the Smart Mobility Transition – An Agenda for Researchers and Practitioners

Louise Reardon and Greg Marsden - Policy

Louise Reardon and Greg Marsden, editors of ‘Governance of the Smart Mobility Transition’, have looked at the real world impact of  ‘smart’ technology in vehicles and how this could provide mobility solutions.  With more recent advances in this technology, is the potential impact that these changes could bring being given enough focus?

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Brexit and the real world impact debate: some reflections on the role of social sciences

Professor Alex De Ruyter - Policy

For academics, Brexit brings up difficult issues in terms of whether one’s role is merely to observe and comment on the process as it unfolds, or to explicitly argue for or against it, says Professor Alex De Ruyter, Director of the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University.

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