The potential for this project to tap into
the many and diverse informal ‘education-for-social-purpose’ groups and activities could extend ‘back to the future’ readings and reflections, making the essential links and connections with the best that is available in established
While the literal meaning of
utopia is ‘no place’, an OU-topia could be almost any place. Even when
physically isolated, an Open University student, engaged in studying, could be
part of a ‘public’, involved in learning through dialogue.
Why do so few rape cases lead to the alleged perpetrator being charged? A
Bureau of Investigative Journalism analysis highlights how the police focus on
the "consent" of the victim rather than her vulnerability to male exploitation.
On March 12-14the quiet English town of Farnborough will play host to the Security & Policing conference and exhibition. This event will bring together some of the world's largest arms companies with some of the worst human rights abusers.
imbalances are threatening to derail the European economy. Luca Fantacci calls
for a European Clearing Union to promote a sustainable pattern of production
and consumption across the Eurozone.
The UK’s second largest immigration detention centre is about to open in
Weymouth. Jennifer Allsopp reports on local responses to the imminent presence
of hundreds of foreigners, locked up off the coast of this small and friendly town.
“Financial repression” always casts state regulators as
authoritarian villains and allows apologists for uncontrolled finance to pose
as freedom fighters. Maybe we should worry far less about efforts to “repress”
finance and far more about finance’s efforts to oppress the rest of us.
Now that the EU is
ready to embrace the new Ukrainian government, investing at least one billion
euros in the ‘revolutionized’ country, it is time to reinvestigate the question
of far right influence in Ukraine.
A new report from the Centre for Labour and Social Studies highlights the failure of the Banking Reform Act to deal with any of the problems at the core of the 2007/8 collapse. Here, its author explains what's really going on.
On February 9, Swiss voters narrowly approved the reintroduction of quotas on immigration, damaging Swiss-EU relations in the process. Why did the Swiss vote this way? Does it have anything to do with Robin Hood? And will this impact on the EU membership debate in the UK?
From an empirical-analytical point of view, what
has happened in the Middle East and North Africa since Mohammed Bouazizi died?
This is not an opinion piece, but an assessment of underlying factors which
have put pressure on the aspiration for justice and political reform launched
by the Arab Spring. (5,000 words)