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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.

Politics - 23.07.2020
From Arabian Gulf to Horn of Africa: the politics of port infrastructures
Experts are launching a $500,000 research project that will examine how the increase in Gulf investments in port infrastructures in the Horn of Africa has shaped its political landscape.

Politics - 02.07.2020
Analysis: Vladimir Putin secures constitutional changes allowing him to rule until 2036
With allegations of ballot stuffing and vote fraud, Dr Ben Noble (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) explains what the nationwide vote means, now that Russian president Vladimir Putin can legally run for re-election in 2024 and potentially remain in power until 2036.

Health - Politics - 27.06.2020
Neil Ferguson on scientific advice, lockdown and countering new outbreaks
The UK may need "targeted" interventions to suppress coronavirus flare-ups as lockdown eases, says the head of Imperial's COVID-19 Response Team.

Politics - 15.06.2020
Blame for Parliament over Brexit left scars on British politics
The arguments over parliament's role in Brexit left "scars on our politics", at a time when public trust in our core democratic institutions is more crucial than ever in responding to the Covid-19 crisis, says a UCL and UK in a Changing Europe analysis.

Health - Politics - 22.05.2020
Opinion: How politicians talk about coronavirus in Germany, where war metaphors are avoided
Writing for The Conversation, Dr Dagmar Paulus (UCL SELCS) explains how German politicians are avoiding using war metaphors when discussing the Covid-19 virus.

Linguistics / Literature - Politics - 08.04.2020
Marvell-ous discovery solves 400-year-old mystery surrounding poet Andrew Marvell’s double life as a Dutch spy
Andrew Marvell's poetry is best known for discouraging the crime of coyness in courtship, but new research led by the University of Bristol has uncovered compelling evidence that the famous poet, cel

Health - Politics - 27.03.2020
Opinion: Coronavirus derails Russia’s constitutional reform vote
Vladimir Putin has postponed the public vote on constitutional reform amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Politics - 19.03.2020
Opinion: The French are finally observing lockdown advice - but is it too late?
After initially ignoring the national lockdown, people are now heeding the president's guidance in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Professor Philippe Marliere (UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society).

Politics - 07.02.2020
Opinion: Grassroots members should not choose party leaders
With the race for the Labour Party leadership continuing Professor Meg Russell (UCL Political Science) argues that the wider membership of political parties should not necessarily choose the leader.

Politics - Law - 30.01.2020
Opinion: Myanmar ruling sets important precedent for genocide prevention
The ruling by the International Court of Justice that the Rohingya minority in Myanmar remains at serious risk of genocide sets an important precedent and could help prevent genocide in the future, argues Dr Julie Norman (UCL Political Science).

Politics - 18.12.2019

Politics - 06.12.2019
Oxford interviews explained
Over the next two weeks Oxford will welcome thousands of prospective undergraduate students as they take part in the University's annual admissions interviews.

Politics - Environment - 29.10.2019
Opinion: Greta Thunberg highlights the problematic way both the right and left view child activists
Dr Diana Georgescu, Lecturer at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, writes that Greta Thunberg divides opinion due to deep-seated beliefs that childhood is an age of innocence and being dependent on adults.

Politics - 18.10.2019
Offers alternative interpretation of iconic Rainbow Portrait & challenges myths of Elizabethan England
New book offers alternative interpretation of iconic Rainbow Portrait & challenges myths of Elizabethan England A new book by a Professor at the University of Sussex offers a new interpretation o

Politics - Social Sciences - 11.09.2019
Remarkably high proportion of national elections are not free and fair
Researchers from the University of Birmingham and the London School of Economics have found that the number of elections across the world has reached an all-time high, but that this has done little to increase the quality of democracy in the world. The findings published today by Yale Books in 'How to rig an election' demonstrate that a remarkably high proportion of national elections are not free and fair - enabling authoritarian leaders to remain in power - with the emergence of new technology playing a part in the process of manipulation.

Politics - Linguistics / Literature - 02.09.2019
A new home for the archive of ’Radical Jack’
A political firebrand, a radical reformist and a leading society figure - the life and times of John George Lambton, first Earl of Durham, were truly captivating.