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An enlightened approach to corporate governance

Legal researcher Dr Vincenzo Bavoso finds that a new form of corporate governance is needed to restore societal imbalances worsened by the global financial crisis. Dr Bavoso investigated corporate law and governance issues that emerged within the context of the global financial crisis. As large public corporations have become the engine of modern western economies, […]

Financial Crime, Corruption and the Global Financial Crisis: What is the role of regulation?

18th June 2014, 18:00 to 20:30, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University Corruption perpetrated by bankers and other financial players has been argued to lie at the root of the global financial crisis. But to what extent should behaviours and practices that have potentially disastrous consequences for the global economy be defined and treated as […]

Tipping Points Annual Report 2013-14

IHRR’s Tipping Points project has now published its fourth annual report. It provides recent updates on the multiple strands of its research that combines different fields in the physical and social sciences, and arts and humanities. The project has generated a tremendous amount of academic research exploring the many different kinds of tipping points in […]

Recent findings from the Tipping Points project

Spread of smoking behaviour in populations through multiple peer influence Researchers from the Tipping Points project have developed a new modelling approach for understanding the spread of unhealthy behaviours through multiple peer influence, such as people’s tendency to follow social norms by imitating their peers or in response to peer pressure, using smoking as a case study. Peer influence […]

Sustainable Companies through Enlightened Boards

Dr Vincenzo Bavoso, a legal researcher on Work Package 2 of the Tipping Points project on financial crises, gives a talk at the Sustainable Companies Project conference held at the University of Oslo, Norway: ‘Sustainable companies through enlightened boards: combining private and public interest in the decision-making of large public firms’.

The Cold after the Summer of Snowden

Dr Philip Garnett, a researcher on the Tipping Points project, reports on the 30th Chaos Communications Congress he attended in Hamburg, Germany in December that addressed topical issues such as mass surveillance, the future of the Internet and the Snowden affair. The 30th Chaos Communication Congress (30C3) was always going to have at its heart the events surrounding the leaks […]

Financial Scandals, Regulation and Democracy

Dr Vincenzo Bavoso is a researcher in the Department of Law at Durham University on Work Package 2: Financial Crisis in the Banking Sector of the Tipping Points project. He is looking at the role of law and legal institutions in preventing financial crises and limiting systemic risk in financial markets. In this interview he talks about […]

Tipping Points Annual Report 2012-2013

This has been a busy and productive year for the Tipping Points project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. With all five Work Packages (WPs) now active the Tipping Points team have produced research on a wide variety of ‘tipping points’, carrying the project forward into new frontiers of knowledge, and creating opportunities to encourage new […]

‘How Stuff Spreads’: Experiments in social networking

Brett Cherry, Philip Garnett and John Bissell relate their experience in teaching young people about social networks through a unique workshop that encourages learning about human behaviour, innovation and modelling. The young people’s workshop for the 2013 British Science Festival in Newcastle organised by the Tipping Points project was an experiment in itself and the […]

Tipping Points Workshop: Critical Transitions

A two-day interdisciplinary workshop to launch the final work package of the Tipping Points project September 27-28 at the Palatine Centre. Speakers Include: John Adams (London School of Economics) Derek Attridge (University of York) Mark Currie (Queen Mary, University of London) Christopher Norris (Cardiff University) Santiago Zabala (ICREA/University of Barcelona) And members and advisors of the Tipping Points project […]

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