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World Forum on Science and Democracy

World Forum on Science and Democracy Copyrighted image Credit: WFSD
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2013
An initiative to promote political dialogue between scientific institutions and social actors on Science and Society issues at a global level.

The Funny Thing About...

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The Funny Thing About... Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 09 Dec 2011
Is the world of politics anything like "Yes Minister" or "The Thick Of It"? Are scientists all as geeky as Denzil Dexter from "The Fast Show"? This...

9/11: Reflections on political leadership

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9/11: Reflections on political leadership Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 02 Sep 2011
On September 11 2001, hijackers took control of four aircraft and crashed into the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, in events that changed the...

Cider: The new politics of food

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Cider: The new politics of food Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 24 Oct 2010
As police crack down on social problems such as binge drinking, how can a small artisan cider maker take cider away from the streets and back onto...

Thailand: The Politics of Blood

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Thailand: The Politics of Blood Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 24 Oct 2010
In Thailand, the international media is the battleground for political ideas. Protests have become increasingly dramatic and well organised. In...

The Politics of Participation

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The Politics of Participation Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 25 Jun 2010
Why do people choose to vote, or indeed, not to vote? The Open University's Professor Michael Saward is joined by his colleagues Paul Lewis and...

Politics as performance

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Politics as performance Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 05 May 2010
The great US President Abraham Lincoln famously said ‘You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but...

In conversation with Terry Waite

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In conversation with Terry Waite Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 25 Mar 2010
How was Terry Waite able to build rapport with an Islamic extremist group? After being held captive for nearly four years, the former hostage has...

Doreen Massey: Space, Place and Politics

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Doreen Massey: Space, Place and Politics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 2 hours 30 mins Updated 07 Aug 2009
Why does geography matter? Open University Professor Doreen Massey has devoted her life to the subject, speaking passionately about the...