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Immigration views - how the marginal has become mainstream

Immigration views - how the marginal has become mainstream Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards New content
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 New content
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 New content
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...

What is this political space we call 'immigration'?

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

Sins of the mouth

Sins of the mouth Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Apr 2015
Who are the gluttons, the obese or the advertisers who make chocolate so sexy and irresistible?

'TTIPing' over the democratic edge

'TTIPing' over the democratic edge Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Mar 2015
Creating a TTIP between the EU and the USA presents a great threat to the national EU member states' sovereignty, says Roger Rees.

Breadline Britain

Breadline Britain Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Mar 2015
Research suggests that the next five years will see more people in the UK in poverty.  

Will pension reform give older people the freedom they seek?

Will pension reform give older people the freedom they seek? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2015
As the Chancellor seeks to unlock more pension savings, are there risks alongside the benefits on offer?

Left or right? What should we do about political bias in the Social Sciences

Left or right? What should we do about political bias in the Social Sciences Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Mar 2015
The question of bias in academic disciplines is one that has resurfaced in recent years, particular in relation to the Social Sciences. 

Beyond formal learning – supporting communities of life-long learners

Beyond formal learning – supporting communities of life-long learners Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Mar 2015
The OU fostered the collective construction of knowledge by helping learners build social connetctions, and by offering realistic objectives and...