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    Five minutes with Amartya Sen: “I think that Piketty’s conclusions mostly stand”

Five minutes with Amartya Sen: “I think that Piketty’s conclusions mostly stand”

In an interview with British Politics and Policy at LSE’s editor Joel Suss and EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Amartya Sen discusses Thomas Piketty’s recent work, the consequences of widening inequality, and his views on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose BJP party won the country’s 2014 general election.

Thomas Piketty and other academics have documented the growth in income and wealth inequality […]

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    Five minutes with Emmeline Taylor (Part 2): “Surveillance is reconfiguring the way that we live our lives”

Five minutes with Emmeline Taylor (Part 2): “Surveillance is reconfiguring the way that we live our lives”

Emmeline Taylor has been documenting the steadily rising use of new technologies with surveillance capabilities in UK schools and schools around the world. In the second part of her interview with Sonali Campion, she describes the way in which these technologies are reshaping young people’s expectations of privacy, trust in others and social interactions.

You talk about students in the UK […]

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    Five minutes with Emmeline Taylor (Part 1): “Nearly half of the schools in England are using fingerprinting or biometric technology to capture the data of young people.”

Five minutes with Emmeline Taylor (Part 1): “Nearly half of the schools in England are using fingerprinting or biometric technology to capture the data of young people.”

Emmeline Taylor has been researching the steadily rising use of new technologies with surveillance capabilities in UK schools and schools around the world. In this interview with Sonali Campion, she describes the proliferation of surveillance technologies in schools in the UK that has gone unheeded, and the arguments often used to justify this.

In your book you create a very […]

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    Five minutes with Patrick Dunleavy: “The Treasury have woefully misapplied our research estimates”

Five minutes with Patrick Dunleavy: “The Treasury have woefully misapplied our research estimates”

In late May 2014, the UK Treasury released a press release ahead of a major report UK minsters were issuing on the costs of setting up an independent Scottish state. Joel Suss, Managing Editor of British Politics and Policy blog, asks Patrick Dunleavy about the way in which the Treasury used his research findings to arrive at a figure of £2.7 […]

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    Five minutes with Phillip Blond: “We’re looking at a complete collapse of standard left and right ideologies”

Five minutes with Phillip Blond: “We’re looking at a complete collapse of standard left and right ideologies”

Traditional political and economic models have been challenged by their inability to predict the financial crisis and their failure to bring about a return to prosperity. In an interview with EUROPP’s Managing Editor Stuart Brown, Phillip Blond discusses the collapse of left-wing and right-wing ideologies, the new majorities that may take their place, and why despite the EU’s failings, […]

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    Five minutes with Danny Dorling: “The rise in income and wealth inequality that began from the 1970s onwards has become a housing problem in the end”

Five minutes with Danny Dorling: “The rise in income and wealth inequality that began from the 1970s onwards has become a housing problem in the end”

Danny Dorling is Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford. His most recent book is entitled All That Is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster (published by Allen Lane in spring 2014). In this interview with Joel Suss, managing editor of the British Politics and Policy blog, he traces the roots of the housing crisis in the UK, connects the […]

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    Five minutes with George Galloway: “The West is guilty of deep, laughable hypocrisy over Crimea”

Five minutes with George Galloway: “The West is guilty of deep, laughable hypocrisy over Crimea”

George Galloway is a long-time anti-war campaigner and MP for Bradford West, having won a 2012 by-election as a member of the Respect Party. In an interview with Stuart Brown and Joel Suss, editors of EUROPP and the British Politics and Policy blog, he discusses events in Ukraine, the future of UK foreign policy, the Snowden revelations, and Scottish independence.

How would […]

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    Five minutes with Nigel Farage: “The European Parliament elections may ultimately decide whether we get a referendum on EU membership”

Five minutes with Nigel Farage: “The European Parliament elections may ultimately decide whether we get a referendum on EU membership”

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) has campaigned for the UK’s exit from the EU since the early 1990s. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown and British Politics and Policy at LSE’s editor Joel Suss, UKIP leader Nigel Farage discusses the importance of the upcoming European Parliament elections in May, the party’s future prospects at the 2015 UK […]