July 3, 2015

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Yes or No: Should Greece Exit the Euro?

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As Greek citizens prepare for what could potentially be the most important referendum in a generation, Louis-Philippe Rochon, James GalbraithTheodore Koutsobinas, Arne Heise and Philippos Sachinidis consider the arguments for and against exiting the eurozone.

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July 2, 2015

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“Nothing will do instead of what we now have and what we are in danger of losing” – Mary Warnock on ownership, responsibility and a planet in peril.

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In this thought-provoking and impassioned piece Baroness Mary Warnock considers the relationship between ownership and responsibility and asks how, given the many threats facing the environment, we can be led to take the responsibility that belongs with ownership for that which we do not, and cannot, own?

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June 30, 2015

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Should taxpayers still fund university education at a time of crisis? By Federica Rossi and Aldo Geuna

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With the recent financial and debt crisis, the extent to which the public can afford to fund universities has become increasingly controversial: in the context of tight public budgets and widespread cuts to public spending, even in areas perceived as basic services to support the more vulnerable members of society, what reasons could there possibly be for continuing to fund a “luxury” like higher education?  Dr Federica Rossi and Professor Aldo Geuna consider the viability of publicly funded universities and their alternatives.

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June 25, 2015

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Selecting, Accepting and Rejecting: tips for up and coming scholars on getting published – by Matthew Pitman

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If you are at the stage of your career (or research) where publishing a book is on the horizon, there are a number of factors to consider.  Matthew Pitman, Senior Commissioning Editor at Edward Elgar Publishing, offers some advice about the options and choices involved.

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June 18, 2015

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Happiness and Wellbeing at Work: How to Shield Yourself from the Economic Crisis – by Ritsa Fotinatos-Ventouratos & Sir Cary L. Cooper

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What are the tactics that individuals can use to improve their wellbeing at work during this economic crisis? How can organisations survive these turbulent times? What strategies can be put into place to promote happiness amongst people affected by this recessionary period? Professor Ritsa Fotinatos-Ventouratos & Professor Sir Cary L. Cooper consider the best ways to promote happiness and wellbeing at work, despite economic uncertainty.

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