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    Amplifying Islamophobic hate crime: UK media in the wake of terror attacks

Amplifying Islamophobic hate crime: UK media in the wake of terror attacks

Ria Ivandic,Tom Kirchmaier, and Stephen Machin study the empirical connections between local anti-Muslim hate crimes and international jihadi terror attacks. They find that local Muslim populations face a media-magnified likelihood of hate crime victimization in the days following such incidents.

In recent years, the frequency of jihadi terrorist attacks around the world has risen. Various commentators argue that this rise […]

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    Corporate care home collapse and ‘light touch’ regulation: a repeating cycle of failure

Corporate care home collapse and ‘light touch’ regulation: a repeating cycle of failure

In light of the care home chain Four Seasons going into administration David Rowland looks at the failure of the regime designed to prevent such situations, as well as the cause of the collapse. He concludes that the rights of hedge funds and private equity investors to extract profit from the care home sector are given priority than the […]

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    It is the interplay between economic factors and individual attitudes that explains Brexit

It is the interplay between economic factors and individual attitudes that explains Brexit

Economic and cultural factors are often presented as alternative explanations of Brexit. Miguel Carreras, Yasemin Irepoglu Carreras, and Shaun Bowler explain why both actually matter and how they are related to each other.

Recent political developments in advanced democracies have generated a scholarly debate on what led to these results. While some scholars argue that economic grievances among the “losers of […]

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    The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era by Barry Eichengreen

The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era by Barry Eichengreen

In The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era, Barry Eichengreen places the surge of new populisms within deep historical context, looking at the convulsions caused by populist agitators and the response from the political establishment. Diogo Senra Rodeiro recommends this clear and highly informative analysis. 
The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era. Barry Eichengreen. […]

The long history of social housing segregation in Britain

Patrick Mulrenan offers a brief history of physical segregation between social housing tenants and private owners, and argues that the idea of mixed communities as a solution is problematic.

A recent article in the Guardian revealed that segregation by social class is still a feature of housing in the UK. A newly developed site in Lambeth has a playground reserved […]

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    Trust the process? Participatory budgeting and how it can be improved

Trust the process? Participatory budgeting and how it can be improved

Participatory budgeting provides an opportunity for citizens to engage in processes of deliberation upon the allocation of public funds. But does it work? Catherine Wilkinson, Emma Flynn, John Vines, Jo Briggs, Karen Salt argue that increasing the perceived accessibility, and reconsidering the inclusion of mass membership groups in the process, might help to create more effective and trustful participation.

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    Boundaries in limbo: why the government cannot decide how many MPs there should be

Boundaries in limbo: why the government cannot decide how many MPs there should be

Following yet another stalemate in parliamentary proceedings on constituency boundaries Ron Johnston, Charles Pattie, and David Rossiter offer an overview of the attempted reform and the politics behind it.

In its manifesto for the 2010 general election the Conservative party undertook to change the rules for defining the UK’s parliamentary constituencies in order to create a ‘fair vote’ system whereby […]

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    Childhood circumstances and young adult outcomes: the role of parental financial problems

Childhood circumstances and young adult outcomes: the role of parental financial problems

Is there a relationship between childhood circumstances and outcomes later on in life? Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D’Ambrosio, and Marta Barazzetta consider the cognitive and non-cognitive consequences on young adults who experienced major financial problems as children.

The 2008-2009 Great Recession and 2011-2013 EU sovereign-debt crisis put many families at risk of poverty and social exclusion. One particular feature of […]