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Thursday 26th June 2014

The moral complexities of child protection: mothers, children and the state

The moral complexities of child protection: mothers, children and the state
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University researchers have drawn attention to the numbers of children successively compulsorily removed from the same mother through the family courts. The Nuffield Foundation-funded work, by Karen Broadhurst, Claire Mason and Judith Harwin of the Universities of Brunel and Manchester, has caused a flurry of media interest, with the BBC noting that 7,143 mothers were involved in repeat care cases, affecting 22,790 children.
Date:
Thursday 26th June 2014
Friday 20th June 2014

Why US–Iran co-operation is a long-shot – a five-point guide

Why US–Iran co-operation is a long-shot – a five-point guide
Description
With the dramatic advance of Iraq's insurgents from Mosul towards Baghdad, an equally sensational development has been heralded: the US and Iran may ally to check the threat to the Iraqi government.
Date:
Friday 20th June 2014

Dark legacy of Birmingham's 'Trojan Horse' episode

Dark legacy of Birmingham's 'Trojan Horse' episode
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Despite the findings from the investigations into 21 Birmingham schools by Ofsted being published on Monday, the shadow cast by Operation Trojan Horse's allegations are likely to loom large over the city's Muslims.
Date:
Friday 20th June 2014
Thursday 5th June 2014

Piketty and the Vicious Circle of Inequality

Piketty and the Vicious Circle of Inequality
Description
The academic book of the moment (perhaps the decade) is Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty First Century. It is hard to think of a public commentator who has not weighed in on the book, from serious examinations of the underlying economic model involved and the difficulties of collecting historical data on investment returns, to less serious thoughts the book's length or the author's looks.
Date:
Thursday 5th June 2014
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