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Legal Issues in International Energy Governance – an interview with Rafael Leal-Arcas

December 2, 2014

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What are the best ways to regulate and govern the production and use of energy in an increasingly energy dependent – and resource scarce – world?  A recently published book International Energy Governance: Selected Legal Issues looks at this question. Here, co-author Dr. Rafael Leal-Arcas tells us his thoughts on the state of energy governance and the direction in which it is heading.

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“Hiding your light under a bushel is not a winning strategy” : top law professors give their advice to young academics

October 30, 2014

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Looking back on a long career, what would you do if you could have your time again? We asked Jan SmitsMichael Trebilcock and Mark Tushnet what advice they would give their younger selves.

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Scepticism, Rationalism and ‘the Romantic Law School of Maastricht’ – an interview with Jan Smits

October 7, 2014

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The laws of different countries reach opposite conclusions… In law, no self-evident truths exist and a solution can only be arrived at after extensive reasoning.” We talk to Professor Jan Smits about the best way to understand Contract Law in the age of globalization.

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Making Waves: entrepreneurs, social change and going for a swim – an interview with Rafael Ziegler

October 2, 2014

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“[T]here is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things…” So wrote Machiavelli in 1532.  Social entrepreneurs today might be inclined to agree.  We talk to Rafael Ziegler, co-ordinator of the Social Entrepreneurship Research Plattform GETIDOS at Universität Greifswald and the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), about entrepreneurism and the challenge of social change.

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Cultural Economics – an interview with Professor Ruth Towse

August 19, 2014

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Ruth Towse, Professor of Economics of Creative Industries at CIPPM, Bournemouth University, talks to us about her new book and her approach to cultural economics. […]

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