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The UK, the world and the people

20 April 2015

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...

Still ship pollution in regulated zones

08 April 2015

Regulations controlling air pollution from ships might be ineffective, suggests esrc-funded research. A minority of berthing ships in the uk and sweden are burning high-sulphur fuel in restricted cont...

The battle for Helmand

27 February 2015

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 partnership for conflict, crime and security research, car...

Preventing bio-piracy of genetic resources

10 February 2015

It aims to stop ‘bio-piracy’, the theft of genetic resources and traditional knowledge – and the february 2012 deadline is fast approaching. Over one hundred countries are expected to sign up to...

Referendum reflections

10 November 2014

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...

The Great War and the myths

07 August 2014

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

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

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