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  • Unequal journeys: exploring the contradictions of citizenship and asylum regimes Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2018

  • Unequal journeys: exploring the contradictions of citizenship and asylum regimes

    Unequal journeys: exploring the contradictions of citizenship and asylum regimes Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Jan 2018
    While governments tighten asylum and citizenship for the poor and persecuted, they sell it at ever higher costs for the rich.
  • Straight talking collides with cyclical preferences Creative commons image Icon Ilovetheeu under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Straight talking collides with cyclical preferences

    By Alan Shipman

    Alan Shipman wonders if an 18th Century French aristocrat foresaw a twist in the Brexit vote that will trip up UK...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Jan 2018

  • Straight talking collides with cyclical preferences

    Straight talking collides with cyclical preferences Creative commons image Icon Ilovetheeu under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jan 2018
    Alan Shipman wonders if an 18th Century French aristocrat foresaw a twist in the Brexit vote that will trip up UK negotiators.
  • Does Brexit defy gravity? Creative commons image Icon Avaaz under PDM licence under Creative-Commons license

    Does Brexit defy gravity?

    By Alan Shipman

    Alan Shipman asks if research showing how trade declines with distance, endangers the vision of a post-Brexit UK...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Dec 2017

  • Does Brexit defy gravity?

    Does Brexit defy gravity? Creative commons image Icon Avaaz under PDM licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Dec 2017
    Alan Shipman asks if research showing how trade declines with distance, endangers the vision of a post-Brexit UK thriving on global markets.  
  • How Trump tweets Creative commons image Icon Michael Vadon under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How Trump tweets

    By Dr John Jewell

    Writing shortly after Donald Trump assumed office, Dr John Jewell observed that a new role hadn't changed the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Nov 2017

  • How Trump tweets

    How Trump tweets Creative commons image Icon Michael Vadon under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Nov 2017
    Writing shortly after Donald Trump assumed office, Dr John Jewell observed that a new role hadn't changed the President's social media behaviour.
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Nov 2017

  • Mugabexit: an opportunity for Zimbabwe to build resilient systems from resilient people

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Nov 2017
    How did the people of Zimbabwe adapt well in times of adversity in the past? Will their resilience help now that Robert Mugabe has resigned?
  • Why is New Delhi experiencing ever-worsening periods of smog? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

    Why is New Delhi experiencing ever-worsening periods of smog?

    By Ranjit Devraj

    The Indian city is seeing levels of dangerous pollution - similar to those that killed Londoners in 1952. Ranjit...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Nov 2017

  • Why is New Delhi experiencing ever-worsening periods of smog?

    Why is New Delhi experiencing ever-worsening periods of smog? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Nov 2017
    The Indian city is seeing levels of dangerous pollution - similar to those that killed Londoners in 1952. Ranjit Devraj shines a light through the gloom.
  • Could a minority government be a good thing for Angela Merkel? Creative commons image Icon Photographer: Armin Kübelbeck, CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Could a minority government be a good thing for Angela Merkel?

    By Tom Quinn

    As her proposed coalition collapses, Tom Quinn asks if a different style of government might play to Angela Merkel's...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Nov 2017

  • Could a minority government be a good thing for Angela Merkel?

    Could a minority government be a good thing for Angela Merkel? Creative commons image Icon Photographer: Armin Kübelbeck, CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2017
    As her proposed coalition collapses, Tom Quinn asks if a different style of government might play to Angela Merkel's strengths
  • What's happening in Zimbabwe - and what might happen next? Creative commons image Icon President Of Russia under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What's happening in Zimbabwe - and what might happen next?

    By Stephen Chan

    Messily, slowly, the Mugabe era is being dragged to a close. It's too soon for Zimbabwe to celebrate, though, warns...

    Read now: What's happening in Zimbabwe - and what might happen next? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Nov 2017

  • What's happening in Zimbabwe - and what might happen next?

    What's happening in Zimbabwe - and what might happen next? Creative commons image Icon President Of Russia under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2017
    Messily, slowly, the Mugabe era is being dragged to a close. It's too soon for Zimbabwe to celebrate, though, warns Stephen Chan.
  • Banks as utilities and the future of payments Creative commons image Icon gabrielmillaire under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Banks as utilities and the future of payments

    By Edward George, Helena Vieira

    In a wide-ranging discussion, Ecobank's Edward George shares his personal views about the future of banks, and...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2017

  • Banks as utilities and the future of payments

    Banks as utilities and the future of payments Creative commons image Icon gabrielmillaire under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Nov 2017
    In a wide-ranging discussion, Ecobank's Edward George shares his personal views about the future of banks, and digital strategy across African markets.
  • Catalonia: What happens now? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: max_jam

    Catalonia: What happens now?

    By Dr Paul Kennedy

    Dr Paul Kennedy shares his assessment of where the dissolution of the Catalonian parliament and announcement of new...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2017

  • Catalonia: What happens now?

    Catalonia: What happens now? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: max_jam
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Nov 2017
    Dr Paul Kennedy shares his assessment of where the dissolution of the Catalonian parliament and announcement of new elections leaves both sides.

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  • Seeing institutions in different ways

    To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free course, Seeing institutions in different ways, will present...

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2017

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    Seeing institutions in different ways Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dave Dyet - http://www.freeimages.com/photo/204998
    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 22 Aug 2017
    To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free...
  • Understanding international development

    This free course, Understanding international development, introduces and explores international development by considering the three themes...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2016

  • Understanding international development

    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    This free course, Understanding international development, introduces and explores...
  • Young people’s wellbeing

    What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social differences and inequalities, and how can we improve young people's...

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    16 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    12 Feb 2016

  • Young people’s wellbeing

    Young people’s wellbeing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 16 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
    What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social...

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    BA/BSc Open degree

    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

    Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) International Studies

    BA  (Honours) International Studies Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: cegoh / Pixabay
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly...

    BA (Honours) Business Studies

    BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...