Sixty million people around the world are currently displaced by war, conflict or persecution, a UN report has revealed. According to Professor Derek McGhee at the ESRC Centre for Population Change, the causes behind such a massive displacement are complex.
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As the dust settles after the momentous referendum on Scotland’s independence, academics involved with the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme evaluate what the referendum result means for Scotland and the rest of the UK.
A report from the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick has analysed common myths around causes and events of the Great War.
The world's population has reached 7.2 billion and counting, today on World Population Day. Dr Jakub Bijak of the ESRC Centre for Population Change looks at future population trends in the UK and abroad.
A mass survey of 30,000 EU citizens has found that European identity is strong – and getting stronger, particularly amongst younger people.
Professor Anand Menon, research co-ordinator for the ESRC initiative on 'The UK in a Changing Europe', discusses the UK’s complicated relationship with Europe and the possible outcomes of a referendum on EU membership.
Why was the euro introduced without establishing other institutions associated with a successful monetary union?
Today we’re one year away from the referendum on Scottish independence, and the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps are drawing up the battle lines. But in the great debate some issues are less discussed than others.
The crisis in Syria has led to a huge stream of refugees fleeing the country. "The scale and pace of this mass exodus is nearly unprecedented," says Dr Jakub Bijak at the ESRC Centre for Population Change.
Polls currently show the public opposed to British military action in Syria by a margin of two to one. ESRC-funded research suggests that the public is pragmatic about military intervention, and will support it - if they are convinced it will work, and lead to a positive result.