Tech Policy

Schools need all the support they can get to deliver the Computing curriculum

11 Dec , 2013  

computing in schools - Eddie Copeland

On 25 November I joined a group of teachers, industry leaders, academics and politicians in a Guardian roundtable discussion on the future of Computer Science teaching in schools. The aim was to look at the government’s ambitious agenda to have primary and secondary schools teaching Computer Science (ComSci) from September 2014, and to understand the […]

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Tech Policy

UK tech start-ups are doing well. Now let’s help them become big businesses

13 Nov , 2013  

Growing tech companies - Eddie Copeland

It was pleasing to hear David Cameron use his Lord Mayor’s Banquet speech to reiterate the need to support UK start-ups. He cited progress in “opening up government procurement to start-ups, spending hundreds of millions to stimulate venture capital investment and getting behind technology clusters wherever they start to emerge”, all of which are to […]

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International Relations

Challenges faced by EU Citizenship policy

18 Apr , 2013  

EU flag

‘Citizenship of the Union is hereby established.  Every person holding the nationality of a Member State shall be a citizen of the Union.’ (Article 2, Treaty of Maastricht, 1992). It was with this short – and apparently simple – statement that Citizenship of the European Union (EU) was first formally established by the Treaty on […]

International Relations

The Effectiveness of the European Neighbourhood Policy

18 Apr , 2013  

EU Neighbourhood Policy

Launched by the European Union (EU) in 2004, the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) has provoked a vast array of academic enquiry and commentary.  Amongst the various contributors to this literature, there is widespread acknowledgement that the ENP has at best been only partially effective (Freyburg et al., 2009; Belchev and Nicolaides, 2010).  The point of […]

International Relations

The effects of 9/11 on US Foreign Policy

18 Apr , 2013  

Effects of 9/11 on US foreign policy - Eddie Copeland

An essay exploring the short, medium and long term effects of the events of 9/11 on American foreign policy. ‘In the context of US politics, 9/11 was so far-reaching and catastrophic that it flipped the political world upside down; put new issues on the agenda; and changed the political, cultural and economic climate… overnight’. This […]

International Relations

Four Competing Conceptions of Indian Identity

18 Apr , 2013  

Indian National Identity - Eddie Copeland

‘There is not, and never was an India… possessing according to European ideas, any sort of unity… political, social or religious; no nation, no “people of India”.’ John Strachey, 1885 The opinion expressed above by former Labour MP, John Strachey, may well have accorded with the attitudes of many of his countrymen during the period of […]

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