Stories about migrants, asylum seekers and refugees make media headlines almost every day. John Allen asks, what's the role of borders in this movement of people?Read now ❯Europe’s Borders in Question
Professor Simon Lee’s inaugural lecture comes at a time when many can be seen as having closed minds in the Brexit era and following the election of President Trump.Read now ❯OpenMinds: Open and Shut Cases – Professor Simon Lee’s Inaugural lecture
Join us at The Open University, in the Berrill Theatre and online as we host an enlightening talk exploring the question: What does Brexit tell us about Britain?Read now ❯OpenMinds-Talk: What does Brexit tell us about Britain?
In a world that appears increasingly hostile to expertise, Janet Newman suggests ways forward – and some new alliances.Read now ❯Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit
Even before senior Conservative politicians started muttering darkly about the Falklands War, residents of Gibraltar were anxious and upset about the Brexit vote. Andrew Canessa explains why.Read now ❯Why were Gibraltarians alarmed by Brexit?
Brexit and Donald Trump appear to drive global justice and international development efforts into unchartered waters says Professor Theo Papaioannou.Read now ❯What Brexit and Trump mean for Global Justice and International Development
Some MPs who believe Brexit to be a bad idea still voted for the Article 50 bill, often claiming "the people have spoken". Oxford's Benito Muller has some thoughts.Read now ❯How far was the Brexit vote "the will of the people" - and what does that mean?
In a personal view, Janet Morphet warns that the recoil from triggering Article 50 could weaken the bonds of the UK nations.Read now ❯Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK?
Taking the tools of psychology and using them to explore citizenship can be revealing - so why doesn't it happen more often, asks Eleni Andreouli.Read now ❯Methods in Motion: The social psychology of citizenship
As the UK prepares to leave, should the EU remake itself? Pol Morillas believes it's time for the Union to adopt a more flexible approach.Read now ❯Should the EU give up on 'ever closer' union?
Two shocks to the political system, but neither, says Eric Kaufmann, were driven by personal economic circumstances.Read now ❯Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit
A round-up of some of the latest perspectives on what Brexit means for Ireland - both sides of the border.Read now ❯On the hard border: A Brexit Ireland reading list
Without a seat at the EU table, will the UK's ability to shape Europe vanish completely? Alessio Colonnelli believes that the allure of the islands will remain strong. Indeed, he says, that might have been part of the problem in the first place...Read now ❯Will Brexit reduce the UK's soft power in Europe?
Wales voted leave by a margin of 52.5 per cent. It is an interesting case study of how people voted against their own material self interest, to increase their precarity, and to become even poorer than they already are, writes Daniel Evans.Read now ❯Brexit: On the vote in Wales
As we start to explore the data from last month's referendum, we're starting to understand more about why poorer people embraced Brexit, explains Ralph Fevre.Read now ❯Why did poorer people vote to leave the European Union?
Populist policies - by definition - are easy ways to build support. But, warns Jeffrey Kucik, there could be an economic cost to be paid in attacking free trade agreements.Read now ❯Should the Americans consider the lessons of Brexit before voting this November?
With the monoglot Brits no longer trotting in to Brussels, will English start to loosen its grip on the EU - and beyond?Read now ❯Is Brexit going to unseat English as the lingua franca?
Reaction from academics around the planet as UK voters elect to leave the ERead now ❯The UK votes out; the EU shrinks; the world reacts
A look at the 'No2EU, Yes to Democracy' campaign in the run up to the European electionsRead now ❯Equality, identity and saying no to the EU
The rise of movements based around nationalist ideals isn't simply a reaction to globalisation, believes Peter Bloom.Read now ❯Anti-globalisation falters as nationalism rises
The mass uprising against a tyrannical regime depicted in The Hunger Games is a reality in some countries, but can the results be devastating?Read now ❯Why the message of The Hunger Games films is dangerous
From the G8 to the World Trade Organization, there's a bewildering number of groups promoting international co-operation. Here's a guide to some of them.Read now ❯International Alphabet Soup: A brief guide to trade areas, unions and councils
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