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The permanently upturned economy

The permanently upturned economy Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Jun 2015
The Chancellor’s confidence that he can outlaw budget deficits reflects improbably widespread belief in the length and strength of recovery, writes...

Driven to drink?

Driven to drink? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Jun 2015
Has a stricter drink-drive legislation made people less social and what does this mean for voluntary associations? 

Explainer: how much state funding do universities get?

Explainer: how much state funding do universities get? Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Jun 2015
In this article, John Brennan notes how public money is shifting more towards research in higher education. 

The BBC World Service is a force for good – look after it, or risk losing it

The BBC World Service is a force for good – look after it, or risk losing it Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Jun 2015
Peter Horrocks was the Director of the BBC World Service and has just become Vice-Chancellor of The Open University. In this article OU Professor...

Memo to Nicky Morgan: Welcome back, now leave schools alone

Memo to Nicky Morgan: Welcome back, now leave schools alone Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Duration 5 mins Updated 12 May 2015
Nicky Morgan has returned as Secretary Of State For Education in the new cabinet. It's an opportunity, says Jacqueline Baxter, to try leaving other...

Immigration views - how the marginal has become mainstream

Immigration views - how the marginal has become mainstream Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 01 May 2015
The desire for political parties to sound tough on immigration does not come from any factual evidence of immigration having deleterious...

Integration: different logics and local factors

Integration: different logics and local factors Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Apr 2015
In his second piece on immigration, Steve Garner dispels the common misconceptions and confusions in the debate on 'integration'.

The spectre of 'British values' and education policy

The spectre of 'British values' and education policy Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Apr 2015
The next government needs to think carefully about what is to be done with the spectre of British values or wake up with a severe post...

There’s more to primary school place shortages than the cost of free schools

There’s more to primary school place shortages than the cost of free schools Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Apr 2015
Is the crisis over primary school places solely due to the Conservative's free school programme? Jacqueline Baxter discusses all the factors that...

What is this political space we call 'immigration'?

What is this political space we call 'immigration'? Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Apr 2015
Four frames white people in the UK use to understand immigration.