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19.03.2019

Brexit. When are we going to stop distracting ourselves with the “kingdom of the secondary?”

Brexit. When are we going to stop distracting ourselves with the “kingdom of the secondary?”

By Jon Swinden The issue from the beginning has been democracy. Real democracy vs formal democracy.  About the referendum result. 48% to 52%. A day before, a day after, before lunch or after lunch? Any statistician worth his salt would be able to warn about the dangers of making… »

17.03.2019

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Michael Plouffe, UCL for The Conversation The US has published its objectives for a proposed trade agreement with the UK – and its thinking highlights just how weak Britain’s bargaining position will be in the post-Brexit global economy. The US trade representative outlines many of the usual… »

15.03.2019

‘No Grey Area When It Comes to Survival’: Youth-Led Global Climate Strikes Kick Off in 130+ Nations

‘No Grey Area When It Comes to Survival’: Youth-Led Global Climate Strikes Kick Off in 130+ Nations

“There’s no time to stand by and wait for the bold action we need.” by Jake Johnson staff writer for Common Dreams. “We are unstoppable. Another world is possible.” That was the message of the youth-led School Strike for Climate movement on Friday as hundreds of thousands of… »

15.03.2019

Christchurch mosque shootings must end New Zealand’s innocence about right-wing terrorism

Christchurch mosque shootings must end New Zealand’s innocence about right-wing terrorism

Paul Spoonley, Massey University for The Conversation Tonight, New Zealand police continue to respond to events following shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch. The national security threat level has been lifted to high. Mosques across New Zealand have been closed and police are asking people to refrain… »

13.03.2019

Theresa May loses another Brexit vote – is it time she just gave up?

Theresa May loses another Brexit vote – is it time she just gave up?

Chris Stafford, University of Nottingham for The Conversation With just over two weeks to go until Brexit, Theresa May has once again failed to get her Brexit deal through parliament, leaving complete uncertainty about where the nation goes next. May lost the vote on her deal 391 to… »

12.03.2019

Knife crime: causes and solutions – editors’ guide to what our academic experts say

Knife crime: causes and solutions – editors’ guide to what our academic experts say

Emily Lindsay Brown, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation, and Khalil A. Cassimally, The Conversation There has been a torrent of media coverage about violent crime among children and young people in the UK. But it seems to offer little consensus on what’s causing… »

11.03.2019

Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?

Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?

Gemma Witcomb, Loughborough University for The Conversation Barbie Millicent Roberts, from Wisconsin US, is celebrating her 60th birthday. She is a toy. A doll. Yet she has grown into a phenomenon. An iconic figure, recognised by millions of children and adults worldwide, she has remained a popular choice… »

10.03.2019

Algorithms have already taken over human decision making

Algorithms have already taken over human decision making

Dionysios Demetis, University of Hull for The Conversation I can still recall my surprise when a book by evolutionary biologist Peter Lawrence entitled “The making of a fly” came to be priced on Amazon at $23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping). While my colleagues around the world must have… »

09.03.2019

Brumadinho dam collapse: mining industry needs radical change to avoid future disasters

Brumadinho dam collapse: mining industry needs radical change to avoid future disasters

Breno Nunes, Aston University and Flávio Hourneaux Junior, Universidade de São Paulo for The Conversation People learn by making mistakes. The same is true for firms and society – success depends on being able to internalise lessons and behave differently in future, to avoid repeating the… »

07.03.2019

International Women’s Day: Women have been written out of power – time is ripe for a new language of equality

International Women’s Day: Women have been written out of power – time is ripe for a new language of equality

Ella Tennant, Keele University for The Conversation As we mark International Women’s Day after a year of renewed media attention to issues of gender inequality, it could be that there are more important threats facing women and the survival of our planet, than mere words. But after the… »

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