A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 2
 Steven Fielding

In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In Part 2, Doctor Fielding looks at the election that never was and the fallout for the Prime Minister and his cabinet. He also c
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Kosovo in Focus
 Professor Stefan Wolff

Kosovo's expected declaration of independence from Serbia is a move which could have regional and global ramifications.

Ahead of his trip to Belgrade, Professor Stefan Wolff took some time out to look at the issue in perspective.

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Northern Ireland to Iraq: Valuable Lessons
 Professor Stefan Wolff

Could the experiences of Northern Ireland help conflict zones like Iraq and Afghanistan?

Professor Stefan Wolff looks back at the Good Friday Agreement, and the lessons that have come out of the peace process in Northern Ireland

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The end of the road for Gordon Brown?
 Dr Steven Fielding

Has Gordon Brown's reputation suffered irreversible damage?

In this Podcast Dr Steven Fielding, Director of the Centre for British Politics, looks at recent events and puts in perspective the concerns about the Prime Minister's leadership.

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The long hunt
 After more than ten years on the run, suspected war criminal Radovan Karadzic has been arrested in Serbia.

Professor Stefan Wolff weighs up the impact the arrest is likely to have on this region torn apart by one of Europe's bloodiest wars.


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War in Europe
 n this podcast Professor Stefan Wolff assesses the implications of the recent outbreak of fighting between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia.

Professor Wolff is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for International Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution at the School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham. Emailstefan.wolff@nottingham.ac.uk
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Addressing Europe
 Can the European Social Forum really influence policy makers?

In this podcast Professor Andreas Bieler looks ahead to the European Social Forum in Malmo, Sweden

Professor Bieler is Professor of Political Economy in the School of Politics and International Relations.

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Football or arms race?
 Will the recent takeover of Manchester City by the Abu Dhabi United Group change the face of English football forever?

Associate Professor of Economics, Dr Wyn Morgan takes a look at the economic factors of the modern game, and the fall-out from the biggest deal in British football.

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From grey suits to grass roots
 As the Conservatives respond to Labour's fightback in the 2008 Tory Party Conference in Birmingham, Dr Kieron O'Hara looks at the current situation in light of previous lessons.

Drawing on the book 'Democratising Conservative Leadership: From Grey Suits to Grass Roots', he co-authored with Dr Andrew Denham from The University of Nottingham, he charts the changes in the party and the impact David Cameron has made.


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State of play
 With a threatened financial crisis looming large, is there really anything a politician can do to stem the tide?

With the party conference season over, Dr Steven Fielding weighs up the current climate in British politics and what lies in store.

Dr Fielding is the Director of the Centre for British Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University.

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UN vote on Kosovo
 In this podcast – another week in the spotlight for Kosovo as the United Nations General Assembly votes on the issue of the legality of its declaration of independence.

Professor Stefan Wolff, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the importance of the vote and explores the possible impact a vote either way could have on the Balkans.

Professor Wolff is Director of the C
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Labour Pains
 Could the financial crisis spell the beginning of the end for trade unions?

In this podcast Professor of Political Economy, Andreas Bieler looks into the possible knock-on effects.

Professor Bieler also looks ahead to an upcoming workshop on trans
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Fixing Global Finance
 In this podcast Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator for theFinancial Times, talks about the extent of the global financial crisis.

Drawing on his latest book Fixing Global Finance he looks at what can be done to put things right.

Martin Wolf spoke to the UON podcast before delivering a key lecture for the Leverhulme Centre for Research in Globalisatio
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Race for the prize
 Has George W. Bush damaged John McCain's chances of becoming the next US President?

In this podcast Professor Richard King from the School of American and Canadian Studies, assesses campaign tactics by the Democrats and Republicans, and asks whether America's reputation can ever be repaired.

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Obama - euphoria or relief?
 In this podcast Professor Peter Ling looks at the inauguration of Barack Obama as US President.

An expert on the civil rights movement and Dr Martin Luther King, Professor Ling weighs up the significance of the inauguration for America, the world and the history books.


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Man at work
 It's straight to work for Barack Obama and to the surprise of many experts, he has already made some dramatic announcements.

Expert in American politics, Professor Richard King, was at the inauguration in Washington D.C and weighs up early developments.

He also assesses the challenges left in the wake of President Bush's administration, and explains why we may not have seen the last of Sara Palin.
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Striking for 'British' jobs?
 As the wildcat strikes over foreign workers continue up and down the country, Professor Andreas Bieler asks whether the unions are looking at the bigger picture.

He also boils down the issue of so-called 'British jobs for British workers' - weighing up the perspectives of government and the workers.


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Love on the rocks
 How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business?

Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future.

Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.


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Bulletproof
Politics was a rough business in the 1930s. Kansas governor Alf Landon knew the stakes were high, so he traveled with this lead lectern during the 1936 presidential campaign.
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Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture 5 - 'When Israel was in Egyptland': Black Christianity against Slavery
Professor John Coffey, who is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Leicester, UK, presents the Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures for 2010. His theme: ‘Let my people go’: Exodus and Deliverance from Calvin to Obama. Lectures given August, 2010.
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