Western Balkans expert Dr Andi Hoxhaj is one of the contributors to the 2022 Freedom House Nations in Transit Report, an annual expert assessment of the state of democracy in the region stretching from Central Europe to Central Asia, published today.
Newly published research from the University of Warwick and the University of Sussex Business School reveals that the influence of left-of-centre parties increase the strength of a government’s climate policy score by about 22% relative to the average score while the influence of right-wing populist parties leads to a 24% reduction relative to the same average.
The University of Warwick recently welcomed guests from the British Academy to its first event as a member of the British Academy Early Career Researcher Network Midlands Hub. The Research Café event, held in the new Faculty of Arts Building (FAB) was focused on early career staff at Warwick, and brought together researchers from across the Humanities, Social Science and Arts to share experiences and learn informally from each other.
New research challenges the conventional theory that the transition from foraging to farming drove the development of complex, hierarchical societies by creating agricultural surplus in areas of fertile land. In The Origin of the State: Land Productivity or Appropriability?, a team of economists shows that it is the adoption of cereal crops that is the key factor for the emergence of hierarchy.
The study, by researchers from the London School of Economics and the University of Warwick, analysed the anonymised personal tax returns of everyone who claimed ‘non-dom’ status between 1997 and 2018. Non-doms are individuals who are resident in the UK, but who claim on their tax return that their permanent home (‘domicile’) is abroad.