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Plunging pound and crumbling confidence: How the new UK Government stumbled into a political and financial crisis of its own making

Professor David McMillan, Professor in Finance, Stirling Management School The new British government is off to a very rocky start – after stumbling through an economic and financial crisis of its own making. Just a few weeks into its term on Sept. 23, 2022, Prime Minister Liz Truss’ government released a so-called mini-budget that proposed £161

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Hope in supporting shattered lives in Ukraine and the rest of the World

Professor Lena Dominelli, Professor of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences Russia’s War Against Ukraine has challenged social work practice fundamentally. Its value base is social justice and the peaceful resolution of conflict. How does a grassroots-based profession engage with its colleagues on both sides of a conflict to promote peace over the cacophony of

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Town Centre Action Plan 2

Professor Leigh Sparks, Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling In commentary first posted on his Stirling Retail blog, Professor Leigh Sparks outlines his reflects to the official Scottish Government/COSLA response to “A New Future for Scotland’s Town Centres,” the report of the review into the Town Centre Action Plan, which he chaired. This is

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Putin’s War in Ukraine: A challenge for social workers and others

Professor Lena Dominelli, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling Putin’s War in Ukraine. Words fail to describe the mixture of emotions and thoughts that crowd my mind as I listen to the horrendous stories narrated by social workers in Ukraine. I have been in contact with them since 24 February 2022 when they first

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A short history of Ukraine’s relationship with the European Union

Professor Holger Nehring, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine on February 24, 2022 and the war that has ensued are part of the history of what happened in eastern Europe in the years following the cold war. As the European Union is debating what to do about Russian

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