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.
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Gibraltarians' sense of Britishness had changed profoundly, and are now at least as likely to celebrate a specifically Gibraltarian identity as a British one. New ESRC-funded research will be exploring the ethnic identity of the people of Gibraltar.
Contrary to beliefs, young people are broadly interested in politics and supportive of the democratic process – but dislike formal, professional politics, political parties and national politicians.
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.
A cull of 5,000 badgers is expected to start this week in Somerset and Gloucestershire. The badgers' 'iconic' status, a polarised media debate and distrust of scientific evidence are factors that have made it difficult to progress with the issue.