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Migrant workers and coronavirus: risks and responses

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Topic: Society & migration

IPPR's festive reading list

This year saw a wave of books on how technology will – and won’t – transform society. We particularly liked Martin Ford’s Rise of the Robots and invited him to IPPR to discuss it. The increasingl...

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The BBC’s future: Charter renewal and beyond

As the renewal of its royal charter approaches, this essay collection offers a diverse array of views on how the BBC can be reformed and renewed as a democratic, public institution that enriches the...

Publication Report Society & migration

Nick's summer reading for 2015

As usual for this time of year, I have a few suggestions for summer reading. For those of you holidaying in Greece, or anywhere else in southern Europe for that matter, some reflections on why...

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Festive reading: the best of 2014 and what's to come in 2015

Piketty's Capital was undoubtedly the book of the year for anybody interested in public policy. But next year, the doyen of British economists, and the man Piketty himself declared to be his...

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It's cooperation, stupid

The argument of this pamphlet is that we should jettison the assumption that humans are selfish, first and foremost. Instead, we should start from the assumption that most of the time, most people...

Publication Report Society & migration

Is there an English Nationalism?

In this essay, Professor Richard English of St Andrews University looks at the resurgence in Englishness and the 'English question' since the 1990s, asking whether we are witnessing real English...

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'Madrassas' in the British media

Generally, fears about Muslim supplementary schools or 'madrassas' are not based on rigorous research but rather on intermittent reporting and speculation in the media. We present here preliminary...

Publication Report Society & migration

Identity, Politics and Public Policy

Questions of identity arise continuously in contemporary public debate. The purpose of this short paper is to understand what this substantive body of new evidence can tell us about some of the most...

Publication Report Society & migration

Paying for 2012: The Olympics Budget and Legacy

Why has the Olympics budget gone up, who should pay, and what we will get for our money? The Government has just announced the new budget for preparing the 2012 Olympic Games. It's over £9bn, more...

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Setting the Bar: Preparing for London's Olympic legacy

A year after winning the bid, London is gearing up to deliver the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Games plan promises to regenerate the East London site and its surroundings. This paper assesses the...

Publication Business Report Society & migration

For Art's Sake

This book argues that the arts must begin to develop a robust evidence base that underpins the unique contribution that the arts can make to society. The arts and cultural sectors are at a crossroad...

Publication Report Society & migration

New News Impartial broadcasting in the digital age

This report examines the utility of current impartiality regulation in broadcast news and how best 'due impartiality' can be applied to the digital future. Technological and social change bring new...

Publication Report Society & migration

Quality in Broadcasting

A collection of essays bringing together contrasting views on quality from broadcasters, independent producers, regulators and politicians. Download full publication 7.5 1 86030 066 9...

Publication Report Society & migration

Converging Media, Converging Regulation

Regulatory experts discuss current issues: of accountability; the number of regulators; how they are chosen; and whether they should converge. Download full publication 4.95 1 86030 026 X...

Publication Report Society & migration

Reservoirs of Dogma

Ranges over the subjects of freedom of expression, pornography, the difference between censorship and suppression. Authors include Erica Jong, Bernard Williams and Clare Short. Download full...

Publication Report Society & migration