Monthly Archives: April 2014

Debates on Resource Extraction and Fair Trade in Africa: Conceptualising the ‘Global’ Dimensions

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On February 26th and 27th, two events were held in Edinburgh to discuss resource extraction and fair trade in Africa. Having had the chance to reflect on them both, Sam Spiegel shares some preliminary thoughts. Published in full via Postgrads From the Edge


Why shouldn’t Scottish prisoners get to vote?

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With the referendum for Scottish independence upcoming, Tim Hayward’s question has three possible contexts of application: it could be about the position of Scottish prisoners as nationals of the United Kingdom in political elections; it could be about Scottish prisoners under independent Scottish jurisdiction; or it could concern the say of Scottish prisoners in the   …Continue Reading


Making Children’s Rights Real

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Authors John Davis, Louise Hill, Kay Tisdall , Liam Cairns and Selwyn McCausland consider how to make Scotland the best place to grow up in following the launch of ‘Social Justice, The Common Weal and Children and Young People in Scotland’, with the Jimmy Reid Foundation. Published in full via CRFR


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