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Social movements can change the developing world

08 November 2012

In the developing world minority social movements who oppose projects they regard as inappropriate and exploitative can be effective. Research jointly supported by the economic and social research cou...

Ending refugees’ exile

18 June 2012

Often refugees cannot just return to their home country when conflict ends. Research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc) shows that for many refugees a quick return isn't the rig...

What does Scottish independence really mean?

21 July 2011

Following the victory of the scottish national party (snp) in the recent scottish elections on may 5, a unique in-depth survey of the entire snp membership conducted throughout 2008, funded by the eco...

Urban conflict and divided cities

27 June 2011

Urban conflict is nothing new in cities like belfast, jerusalem and major cities in the middle east. An international conference at queens’s university in belfast explores how cities have been shaped...

Government overseas aid is no bar to individual giving

25 January 2011

Greater government aid to overseas development charities does not discourage individual giving, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc). Fears that increasi...

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