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    Gamers or victims: how can you ‘play the game’ on benefits if you don’t know the rules?

Gamers or victims: how can you ‘play the game’ on benefits if you don’t know the rules?

Portrayals of welfare users being lazy and work-shy, manipulating the system to receive support, are common. Drawing on research, Jenny McNeill explains the extent to which cynical manipulation is present in the conduct of welfare support recipients.

Media and government are fixated on the pervasiveness of so-called ‘scroungers’: people cheating the benefits system for welfare they are not entitled to, […]

Assessing David Cameron’s legacy

David Cameron’s political career was cut short by last year’s dramatic Brexit vote. Chris Byrne, Nick Randall and Kevin Theakston look back on his time in office, and how the history books will judge him. 

For David Cameron 2017 will be a year of ‘exciting new challenges’. Chief among these will be joining the after dinner speaking circuit of former prime ministers and […]

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    Book Review: The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy by Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz

Book Review: The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy by Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz

How has the digital era changed notions of ownership? In The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy, Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz explore how digital products are typically licensed rather than owned and defend the continued importance of personal property in the digital economy. While Christopher May is somewhat frustrated by the exclusive focus on US law and […]

Do migrant children have political agency?

This issue of migration has not been far from the headlines over the past two years. In the movement to Europe, migrant children have been especially vulnerable. Here Jacob Lind explores how migrant children react to the paradox of holding two seemingly contradictory subject positions at once: the (deserving) child and the (undeserving) migrant.

Children’s position as specific right-bearers was […]

Trump and Brexit: the fall of liberal values?

2016 in many ways appeared to ring the death knell for liberal democracies. Manjeet Ramgotra explores why the outcomes of the UK referendum and US elections were so close and the implications of this for democracy and liberal values.

 

The year 2016 has changed the political landscapes of Europe and the United States of America.  The United Kingdom rejected its longstanding membership in the […]

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    Putin’s approach to the West should encourage us to reflect on the nature of our own democracy

Putin’s approach to the West should encourage us to reflect on the nature of our own democracy

The United States expelled 35 Russian diplomats at the end of December over claims that Russia had interfered in the US election. But is Russia’s strategy in the West really having a tangible impact on political outcomes and, if so, how should the West respond? Linda Risso writes that the West’s apparent weakness to Russian influence stems from […]

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    Immigration policy will be the test of Theresa May’s “shared society”

Immigration policy will be the test of Theresa May’s “shared society”

The Prime Minister has a vision for a “shared society”. Yet, the Brexit vote revealed that large sections of the population have a vision for an old order. Tony Hockley writes that in this context, the government’s immigration policy is critical. He sees Brexit as an opportunity to shift norms of local identity, and draws on the Conservative Party’s […]

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    Do economists change the financial system, or does the financial system change economists?

Do economists change the financial system, or does the financial system change economists?

How does received knowledge vis-a-vis our financial system emerge and change? Here, Michael Lee explores how ideas about the economy have come into existence and gained acceptance in contemporary UK and US economic thinking.

Imagine a world where Milton Friedman received more encouragement in art, and less in math as a child. Young Milton might have become an artist instead […]

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