All features (culture and identity)

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Plowing

Educated unemployed: changing the Global South

The majority of young people live in the underdeveloped countries of the Global South, where increased access to schooling has led to the phenomenon of the 'educated unemployed' - frustrated by the lack of social and economic opportunities.

Map of Europe

Europe - a lion or an elephant?

A mass survey of 30,000 EU citizens has found that European identity is strong – and getting stronger, particularly amongst younger people.

Scotland puzzle

Towards independence?

Dr Nicola McEwen, Associate Director of the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, analyses the Scottish Government's White Paper Scotland's Future, which builds the case for an independent Scotland around the themes of democracy, fairness, and economic prosperity.

Sports arena crowd

Crowded in, blissed out

ESRC-funded research shows that people in a crowd can have a sense of shared identity with others, align their goals, transcend everyday concerns, and experience intensely positive feelings and an enhanced sense of well-being.

Caravan site

No place to go

Research has found that one of the key barriers to resolving site planning for Gypsies and Travellers is the creation of conflict through political and media discussion.

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