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History / Archeology - Politics - 30.09.2021

Health - Politics - 21.09.2021
Rates of infectious disease linked to authoritarian attitudes and governance | University of Cambridge
Rates of infectious disease linked to authoritarian attitudes and governance | University of Cambridge
Researchers argue that a desire for "conformity and obedience" as a result of COVID-19 could boost authoritarianism in the wake of the pandemic.

Health - Politics - 21.09.2021
Opinion: COVID crisis - what kind of inquiry do we need to learn the right lessons?
The COVID-19 crisis was uniquely wide-ranging and systemic and it needs a comparably systemic and inclusive model of inquiry, says Professor Sir Geoff Mulgan (UCL STEaPP).

Politics - 17.09.2021
Citizens’ assembly launched on attitudes to democracy
A UK-wide citizens' assembly looking at public attitudes towards democracy has been launched by the UCL Constitution Unit, which carries out independent research into constitutional change and the reform of political institutions.

Health - Politics - 13.09.2021
Opinion: Scientists should dare to draw out their work's policy implications
Opinion: Scientists should dare to draw out their work’s policy implications
Covid's creation of an environment in which lessons can be debated will improve public understanding, says Deenan Pillay (UCL Infection & Immunity).

Politics - 16.08.2021
Opinion: The Berlin spy case reminds us that real espionage is banal and human
A security guard being caught at the British Embassy in Berlin passing documents to a Russian handler shows that technology cannot replicate the creativity and observation skills of people, says Honorary Professor Mark Galeotti (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies).

Environment - Politics - 10.08.2021
PCC report: how to make global emissions peak and fall - and what’s stopping us
Kapichka/Shutterstock By Matthew Paterson , University of Manchester Every few years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the United Nation's climate science body - produces a major report on the state of the climate crisis.

Politics - 29.06.2021
More transparency key to public support for health data sharing, say citizens’ juries
The Government was right to use emergency powers to share patient data during the Covid-19 pandemic but greater transparency is needed, according to three citizens' juries.

Linguistics / Literature - Politics - 24.06.2021
Opinion: The real reason Putin targeted HMS Defender
Claims that Russia's Border Guard ships fired warning shots at HMS Defender, reinforces the sense of Russia being not the kind of mature great power Vladimir Putin tried to present at Geneva, says Honorary Professor Mark Galeotti (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies).

Health - Politics - 23.06.2021
Opinion: What we can learn about risk from the Covid experience
Humans don't perceive risk accurately, and it's important that we learn the right lessons about risk from the Covid-19 pandemic, says Professor Geoff Mulgan (UCL STEaPP).

Politics - Social Sciences - 11.06.2021
Opinion: Biden, the G-7 and the limits of multilateralism
President Biden's election victory led many to hope for meaningful progress on international issues, but there are multiple reasons why expectations should be tempered, say Dr Thomas Gift and Dr Julie Norman (Both UCL Centre on US Politics).

Politics - 10.06.2021

Politics - 26.05.2021
Referendums on Northern Ireland’s constitutional future ’unwise’ without a clear plan
It would be highly unwise for referendums on the constitutional future of Ireland to be called without a clear plan for what follows, concludes the final report by the Working Group on Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland, established by the UCL Constitution Unit.

Politics - 14.05.2021
Opinion: Vladimir Putin and the Myth that Just Won’t Die
It should be possible to judge Putin harshly whilst acknowledging that he does not govern Russia alone, says Dr Ben Noble (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies).

Economics / Business - Politics - 29.04.2021
Opinion: Covid has forced a neoliberal retreat, but state intervention isn’t always progressive
We may be seeing the rise of a new authoritarian capitalism shielded from democratic scrutiny, warns Research Associate Laurie Macfarlane (UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose).

Politics - 26.04.2021
Opinion: UK government must loosen its grip on parliamentary process
Temporary measures introduced in a pandemic panic should have been phased out a long time ago, says Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit).

Politics - 09.04.2021
Opinion: rapid escalation of Ukrainian conflict in 2014 has lessons for today
A build-up of Russian troops at the Ukrainian border could signal an escalation in the conflict between the two nations, and analysing the escalation in 2014 gives clues as to how it might unfold, says PhD Candidate Jakob Hauter (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies).

Politics - 01.02.2021
Opinion: Why the Alexei Navalny protests just might restore hope to Russian politics
Apathy may be the dominant political feeling in Russia, but Putin's rule won't last forever, says Honorary Professor Mark Galeotti (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies).

Politics - 19.01.2021
Time for MPs to take back control of the Commons
The government's level of control over what is debated in the House of Commons, and when, undermines parliamentary accountability and needs addressing urgently, says a report from UCL's Constitution Unit.

Social Sciences - Politics - 18.12.2020
Opinion: Uganda’s schooling system doesn’t politically empower young people
A limited understanding of how Uganda's political system works is hampering young people in the country, but the education sector alone is not the magic bullet for democratisation, economic growth or poverty alleviation, says Dr Simone Datzberger (UCL Institute of Education).

Psychology - Politics - 08.12.2020
The Brexit vote was never about ’head versus heart’: new study
Perceived lack of trustworthy news sources led people to make 'gut instinct' decisions People understood emotions were heightened but voting choices weren't led by feelings Contrary to the prevailing

Politics - History / Archeology - 04.11.2020
Opinion: why democratic legitimacy remains at stake in the US election
Polls suggest that, whatever the outcome of the US election, large numbers of Americans will see their new leader as illegitimate - a challenge to democracy in which Trump is more a symptom than a cause, argues Dr Nadia Hilliard (UCL Institute of the Americas).

Social Sciences - Politics - 16.09.2020
Less than half of Welsh prisoners return to settled accommodation on release, report says
Hundreds of prisoners are being released into homelessness in Wales, new research indicates. The report, from Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre, shows 543 people were released from Welsh prisons without a fixed address to return to in 2018/19*.

Politics - 21.08.2020
Opinion: Alexei Navalny suspected poisoning - why opposition figure stands out in Russian politics
Following the suspected poisoning of Alexei Navalny, a prominent opposition activist in Russia, Dr Ben Noble (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) explains why the 'charismatic, anti-Kremlin' may have been targeted.

Social Sciences - Politics - 20.08.2020
Children’s fiction on terror is leading a youth ’write-back’ against post-9/11 paranoia
A wave of children's fiction which tackles subjects such as suicide terrorism, militant jihadism and counter-terror violence is helping young readers to rethink and resist extremism and Islamophobia, new research suggests.

Politics - Social Sciences - 17.08.2020
Opinion: Countries around the world are using border surveillance systems against their own citizens
Dr Keren Weitzberg (UCL History) comments on the plight of stateless citizens who struggle to move outside refugee status, and on the harms of data-driven surveillance in the UK and Kenya.

Politics - 05.08.2020
Wales has the lowest proportion of jobs in the UK that could be done from home
Welsh workers have fewer opportunities to work from home compared to those in the rest of the UK, analysis suggests.

Politics - 04.08.2020
Overseas voters’ decisive Brexit-fuelled shift from Conservatives casts doubt on government Votes For Life pledge
Overseas voters abandoned the Conservatives in droves after Brexit but this shift in political allegiance could ultimately deter the government from keeping its promise to grant them votes for life, warns a new study by the University of Sussex.
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