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    Book Review: The Muslims Are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror by Arun Kundnani

Book Review: The Muslims Are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror by Arun Kundnani

The Muslims Are Coming! contains a wealth of research into and analysis of particular cases of counter terrorist activity and interventions which can challenge the established orthodoxies prevailing on both sides of the Atlantic. Naaz Rashid finds that Arun Kundnani’s work should be required reading for officials and Ministers in the Home Office, Department of Communities & Local Government, the Department of Education, […]

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    Connecting knowledge to power: the future of digital democracy in the UK

Connecting knowledge to power: the future of digital democracy in the UK

Since its invention, the internet has been considered a ‘game-changer’ when it comes to democracy, with a worldwide network providing the potential to create a truly participatory democracy. This has yet to happen, but numerous individuals and groups are beginning to ask what can be done to marry the internet with representative democracy, including the Speaker of the House […]

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    Five minutes with John Curtice (part 1): “Almost undoubtedly if Cameron held an EU referendum following a successful renegotiation then the ‘stay in’ side would win”

Five minutes with John Curtice (part 1): “Almost undoubtedly if Cameron held an EU referendum following a successful renegotiation then the ‘stay in’ side would win”

Early last year, David Cameron proposed a new policy on the UK’s membership of the European Union, in which he would renegotiate a new settlement with his fellow European leaders and put the result to the British people in an in/out referendum, should his party emerge victorious at next year’s General Election. In an interview with Democratic Audit’s Sean […]

July 12th, 2014|Europp, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Elite English schools have a hidden ‘international agenda’

Elite English schools have a hidden ‘international agenda’

Rachel Brooks has researched the extent to which elite schools in the UK engage with an ‘international agenda’. What she found striking was the relatively ‘hidden’ nature of much of this activity, and she suggests that the schools’ promotion of an ‘English’ rather than ‘international’ identity is likely to be closely linked to the markets from which they recruit. ‘Englishness’ […]

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    Refusing to disseminate statements from climate change ‘sceptics’ that are inaccurate and misleading is not censorship

Refusing to disseminate statements from climate change ‘sceptics’ that are inaccurate and misleading is not censorship

The BBC upheld a complaint regarding Nigel Lawson, a former Chancellor and climate sceptic, for an interview in which he put forward a number of inaccurate and misleading statements about the science of climate change. Bob Ward, one of a number of people who complained, writes how Lawson’s spin machine cranked into action this week to try to portray the BBC’s decision […]

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    Five minutes with Richard Layard: “Mental illness is the biggest single cause of misery in our society”

Five minutes with Richard Layard: “Mental illness is the biggest single cause of misery in our society”

In an interview with Joel Suss, editor of the British Politics and Policy blog, Richard Layard discusses the importance of combating mental illness and his new book, Thrive: The Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies, which he co-authored with David Clark. Both authors presented the findings and arguments of their new book at a public event at the LSE with Andrew Marr.

In Thrive you […]

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    The problem with nudge policies is that they threaten our freedom to choose to act well

The problem with nudge policies is that they threaten our freedom to choose to act well

At the heart of the debate about nudge policy is a debate about the freedom to choose. Some would argue that the freedom to act according to one’s own wishes without any external coercion is essential. The state, on the other hand, would do best to point out that by accepting to live in our current liberal state we already accept that […]

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    The clock is ticking for IPSO, the UK’s new press regulator

The clock is ticking for IPSO, the UK’s new press regulator

The phone hacking scandal, which has seen Andy Coulson, David Cameron’s former spin doctor, and other journalists jailed, has yet to produce any significant reform in the way the press is regulated. Damian Tambini calls on the board of the new press regulator, IPSO, to reform it fast or resign. 

Journalists have been imprisoned in the UK in the past […]

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