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The UK, the world and the people

11 July 2014

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 abro...

After the Spring

04 July 2014

The arab spring brought people on to the streets in their thousands, toppled two regimes and forced dictators to promise reform. Researchers look into the background to this unprecedented period of up...

Choosing wisely

02 July 2014

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 referend...

Europe - a lion or an elephant?

23 May 2014

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

Euro expectations

17 January 2014

Why was the euro introduced without establishing other institutions associated with a successful monetary union

Questions of independence

18 September 2013

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 t...

The Syrian refugee crisis

17 September 2013

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 ch...

Syria and intervention: the pragmatic public

30 August 2013

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...

The battle for Helmand

17 July 2013

How the taliban returned to afghanistan and why they have proved so difficult to defeat is the subject of a ground-breaking study building on global uncertainties research, carried out by professor th...

New research to reduce poverty

24 May 2013

Seventeen new research projects aimed at improving the lives of the world’s poorest has been given the go-ahead, at a total cost of â£7 million. The research awards are part of a joint 'poverty alle...

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