Thought Leadership: Conservative Party’s proposals on human rights; Maharashtra polls; and The Apprentice

Posted by sb661 at Oct 15, 2014 12:55 PM |
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In the latest of a series of opinion pieces, Professor Liz Wicks (pictured) from the School of Law discusses in the Leicester Mercury the Conservative Party’s proposals to radically revise the legal protection of human rights in the UK and she suggests that they are poorly thought out, legally misguided and rather ominous. This article can also be read on Leicester Exchanges.

An additional article by Dr Prashant Kidambi from the School of History presents in The Economic Times his views about the Maharashtra polls.

A further piece by Professor Martin Parker, from the School of Management, shares his thoughts on the popular ‘entertainment’ series The Apprentice on The Conversation, suggesting that it exposes qualities that are not fit for the business world.

You can discover other thought-provoking pieces on The Conversation, Leicester Exchanges and Management is too Important Not to Debate Blog.

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Many academics from the University have already contributed to The Conversation and enjoyed working with the editors. Their articles can be found here.

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