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Beyond Islamophobia? Media shows Muslim families to be 'normal'

Beyond Islamophobia? Media shows Muslim families to be 'normal'

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For some time now, speculation has raged over the number of young British Muslims travelling to Syria and Iraq with the intention of fighting in the ongoing conflicts there. Dr Chris Allen writes in a recent article in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
Tuesday 1st July 2014
Birmingham has most to lose in Gove-May extremism row

Birmingham has most to lose in Gove-May extremism row

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Allegations of an "Islamist" plot to infiltrate and take over schools in Birmingham at the centre of Operation Trojan Horse are looking increasingly thin. But they have caused a very public row between education secretary Michael Gove and home secretary Theresa May over how to deal with extremism in schools, Dr Chris Allen writes in today's 'Conversation'.
Date:
Thursday 5th June 2014
Operation Trojan Horse: Examining the 'Islamic takeover' of Birmingham schools

Operation Trojan Horse: Examining the 'Islamic takeover' of Birmingham schools

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It is believed that at least 25 schools in Birmingham are now being investigated in response to allegations of what the media and city council are routinely describing as "takeover" bids by "hardline Muslims". IASS's Chris Allen comments on 'Operation Trojan Horse'.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children

Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children

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Dr Nando Sigona of the Institute for Researchinto Superdiversity (IRiS), writes in 'The Conversation' in a recent article entitled 'Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children'.
Date:
Thursday 10th April 2014
'Cinderella law' proposals are unhelpful and draconian

'Cinderella law' proposals are unhelpful and draconian

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Sue White, Professor of Social Work (Children and Families) in the School of Social Policy, contributes to an article in 'The Conversation', commenting on the proposed 'Cinderella law'.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd April 2014
IMF's win-win scenario: when re-distribution equals growth

IMF's win-win scenario: when re-distribution equals growth

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Professor Karen Rowlingson writes in 'The Conversation' in an article entitled 'IMFs win-win scenario: when re-distribution equals growth'.
Date:
Tuesday 11th March 2014
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Chris Allen presenting at the 'Faith in the City' event Professor Jon Glasby

Jenny PhillimoreKaren Rowlingson

Surinder Guru, Lecturer in Social Work Dr Nando SigonaSue White