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Review: Chavs - The Demonization of the Working Class

Review: Chavs - The Demonization of the Working Class Creative commons image Credit: StarOpal under CC-BY licence
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jun 2011
John Booth reviews Owen Jones' Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class and asks how the image of the bulldog breed turned into a narrative of...

Doing prison: Experiences of women in the UK prison system

Doing prison: Experiences of women in the UK prison system Creative commons image Credit: Girlsbehindbarsexhibition under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Jun 2011
Does prison work for women inmates? Abigail Rowe spent time exploring the experiences of female prisoners to find out.

Without the 'Heat' angle, young people cool on politics

Without the 'Heat' angle, young people cool on politics Creative commons image Credit: Keira76 under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 Jun 2011
If younger people trust celebrities because they know their private lives, should potential MPs be more like Jade Goody and less like Gordon Brown?

OU on the BBC: Justice: Fairness And The Big Society

OU on the BBC: Justice: Fairness And The Big Society Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2011
 Michael Sandel takes on the idea of fairness, and asks how it might apply to David Cameron's Big Society.

Why Cameron may not grow to fit Lady Thatcher's shoes

Why Cameron may not grow to fit Lady Thatcher's shoes Creative commons image Credit: Andrew Parsons/The Conservative Party under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Oct 2010
Will the coalition's attempt to clear the deficit free the economy - or topple it over into deeper decline? Alan Shipman weighs where the pain has...

Leaders' debate in the virtual world

Leaders' debate in the virtual world Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Apr 2010
How did real-time mapping and Wordle clouds help make sense of the first 2010 General Election leaders' debate?