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Autumn Budget 2017: First reactions article icon

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Autumn Budget 2017: First reactions

Academics from around the UK, including the OU's Peter Bloom, respond to the first budget of the current government.

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OpenLearn Live: 10th June 2016 article icon

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OpenLearn Live: 10th June 2016

The Swiss were offered a basic income for everyone. How did they react? Then more free learning across the day.

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Remaking the relations of work and welfare

How do 'welfare to work' programmes such as the New Deal take into account and shape people's personal lives? This free course, Remaking the relations of work and welfare, looks at how participation in, and drop-out from, 'workfare' programmes are interpreted within different theoretical perspectives, and uses two case studies to connect the theory with the reality of people's lives.

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10 hrs
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Budget 2016: The Experts Respond article icon

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Budget 2016: The Experts Respond

Earlier today, George Osborne delivered his latest budget, against a backdrop of increasing problems. A panel of experts share their first reactions.

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Why has the welfare cap become so complex? article icon

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Why has the welfare cap become so complex?

George Osborne's changes to his welfare cap in the July 2015 budget have made a simple measure almost too complex, say Christine Whitehead and Emma Sagor

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What is the 2015 Autumn Statement all about? article icon

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What is the 2015 Autumn Statement all about?

The OU's Alan Shipman offers a guide to the things to watch for when George Osborne presents his autumn statement this Wednesday.

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Why Russia’s flak jackets beat the NATO safety-suit article icon

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Why Russia’s flak jackets beat the NATO safety-suit

Putin’s sins will go unpunished abroad because of greater resilience to their financial aftershocks at home, writes Alan Shipman.   

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Sacred and secular: Rabbi Naftali Rothenberg video icon

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Sacred and secular: Rabbi Naftali Rothenberg

Discrepancies between secular law and Jewish aims are discussed in this video with Rabbi Naftali Rothenberg.

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5 mins
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Food: A nation of haves and have-nots article icon

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Food: A nation of haves and have-nots

The latest evidence about the growth in food banks reminds us that the Coalition's policies are making the situation worse, writes Dick Skellington.

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Thinking Allowed - Poverty & shame, and small scale technology article icon

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Thinking Allowed - Poverty & shame, and small scale technology

This week, Laurie and guests explore the link between welfare and shame; and how small technology made major transformational changes in modern India.

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The Language of Poverty audio icon

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35 mins
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Welfare, crime and society audio icon

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Welfare, crime and society

If you feel that you are being watched, it may well be that you are. Surveillance is an ever growing feature of 21st century life in countries across the world, raising issues of social justice, security and community. The tracks on this album explore how forms and practices of surveillance reveal the entanglements between welfare, crime and society and the tensions and overlaps between policies aimed at delivering social welfare and those intended to control crime. The material is drawn from the course DD208 Welfare, crime and society

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1 hr 15 mins
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