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Georgina Blakeley

Georgina Blakeley

Senior Lecturer in Politics, The Open University

I am a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the Open University. I have two main areas of research. One area covers various aspects of Spanish politics including historical memory, citizen participation, social movements and electoral politics. Another area covers governance and citizen participation and draws on case-studies in Spain and the UK.

Catalonia crisis: Spain enters unchartered territory following Madrid move to end autonomy

Oct 29, 2017 14:37 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Shortly after Catalonias parliament in Barcelona voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, the senate in Madrid voted to trigger Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, removing Catalonias autonomy. In...

Spain steels itself for another election after months with no government

Jun 22, 2016 13:18 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

At Spains most recent general election in December 2015, the electorate voted overwhelmingly for change yet the results produced the most fragmented parliament since 1977. No party secured a majority, and none has since...

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Economy

Global dairy prices likely to remain at $6.40/kg MS for 2018-19, stronger returns seen next season: ANZ Research

Global dairy prices are expected to remain at $6.40/kg MS for 2018-19 season, while projecting stronger returns for the next season at $7.30/kg MS, according to the latest report from ANZ Research. Fonterra is on track...

Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. initiates AD & CVD investigations on metal file cabinets from China

Yesterday, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it is initiating an anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations into imports of metal file cabinets from China to determine whether vertical metal...

USD/CNY likely to stay below 7.0 level in run-up to G-20 Osaka Summit set for June 28-29, says Scotiabank

The USD/CNY currency pair is expected to stay below the 7.0 level in the run-up to the G-20 Osaka Summit set for June 28-29, with sliding CFETS RMB Index, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. It will...

Australian bonds remain flat in silent session as investors attempt to reclaim lost risk appetite

Australian government bonds remained flat during Asian trading session Wednesday amid a silent trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance as investors attempt to re-gain their lost positions owing...

Taiwanese export order contraction likely to continue for seventh straight month in May

Taiwanese export orders saw a smaller than anticipated fall in April, owing to a recovery in information and communication. On a year-on-year basis, export orders dropped 3.7 percent. Transportation equipment orders also...

Politics

Vladimir Putin: Does the Russian President Watch 'Game of Thrones'?

Game of Thrones will officially close its curtains after its final episode on Sunday, May 19. Is Russian President Vladimir Putin one of the people who would be tuning in to see who sits on the Iron Throne? The question...

Donald Trump Net Worth: U.S. President’s Favorite Mar-a-Lago Resort Earned Less in 2018

Donald Trump may no longer be actively taking care of his businesses but it still earns him a sizeable amount of money every year. However, his latest annual financial report showed that his favorite getaway destination,...

Melania Trump Fashion: FLOTUS Wears $6,000 Dress at White House Event; Who's Paying for It?

The United States First Lady Melania Trump is known for her Be Best anti-bullying campaign. Aside from her official work, her fans are also following her fashion choices. Mrs. Trump, along with U.S. President Donald...

Donald Trump: POTUS Reignites Word War With James Comey

When Donald Trump officially became the United States President, his indifference with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey was also made known very well. This week, the word war between the two...

Vladimir Putin: Russian President ‘Afraid’ of Resistance?; Reiterates Importance of Military Strength Military on Victory Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin, as expected, staged a massive show of force on Victory Day while his speech focused on the supposed threat of collective resistance. Ironically, the big weapons were met with a report that...

Science

Cancer Cure Found in Ancient Fish? Study Leans on to Parasitic Eel-Like Fish for Better Brain Cancer Treatment

Scientists around the world have various strategies finding the potential cancer cure or come up with a much better treatment regimen to help patients live longer. Researchers from Wisconsin and Texas recently published a...

HIV/AIDS Cure News: 50,000 Individuals Consume ‘Miracle Cure’ That’s Really Industrial Bleach Distributed in Uganda by US Pastor

Around 50,000 people in Uganda were allegedly convinced by an American pastor to consume a so-called miracle cure for HIV/AIDS. The problem is the said substance was already flagged down by the United States Food and Drug...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Scientists May Have Found a Way to End HIV Transmission

Apart from finding a complete cure for HIV/AIDS, another important aspect of tackling the epidemic is looking for an effective way to stop its transmission. Scientists may have made a great discovery in that area. A...

Cancer Cure 2019: Researchers Focus on Helping Patients Live Longer

The world has yet to find a complete cure for cancer. But scientists are continuously working in developing and improving treatment strategies. A leading research institute for cancer recently announced a new and...

Cancer Cure 2019: Potentially Effective Vaccine Can Teach Immune System to Heal Tumors

Finding the cure for cancer also requires scientists and researchers to find various strategies on how to heal or destroy cancer cells and tumors. A recently published study offers an interesting approach as it revealed...

Technology

GoPro Hero 8 Release Date, Rumored Features: Upcoming Action Camera to Support 8K Resolution?

The GoPro Hero 8 is another anticipated entry for the action camera series despite the ubiquitous presence of high-end smartphone that can relatively achieve the same result. Indeed, the action camera market was being...

Windows 10 Update Bugs, Latest News 2019: How to Fix Reboot Issues Caused by Latest Patch Tuesday

Another Windows 10 Update has once again sent personal computers going bonkers as reported by multiple users who have been affected by the recent fiasco. While the previous problem only affected certain users running a...

Google Pixel 3A Price, Specs, Features: Device’s Camera Touted as Its Best Feature; Active Squeeze Coming in Second

The Google Pixel 3A came out on May 8, and it surprised the smartphone market through its midrange price point and impressive features. Its camera is undoubtedly the best thing about the device, performing at a level that...

iOS 13 Release Date, Features: Why Apple Would Stop Supporting 4 iPhones and 2 iPads in September

Whenever a new software update of iOS is about to be announced, Apple fans often wonder whether their older devices would still be supported. In the case of iOS 13, recent reports have it that the 2019 update is no longer...

Google Pixel 4 Release Date, Features, Specs: Volume, Lock/Unlock Buttons Gone for Good in October

Samsung and Huawei, two of the biggest smartphone makers in the world, have both introduced a foldable device this year. But Google is apparently not bothered and rushing in jumping on that train and would not release that...
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