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In this exciting new video series, our researchers address some of the big issues which impact on society over a cup of coffee. In the first episode, Professor Scott Lucas and PhD student Amelia Morris decide if, all things considered, the world really is such a bad place.

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Posted 22 May 2018

POLSIS represented at the 5th Critical European Studies Workshop

Dr David Bailey, recently attended the 5th Critical European Studies Workshop, organised by the Critical Political Economy Research Network and Open Learning Initiative, and which took place at the Central European University in Budapest on 11-12 May 2018.

Posted 15 May 2018

Is Poverty Porn A Necessary Evil?

Abigail Higgins writes for Bright: Guilt-inducing images of black and brown people help charitable aid organizations rack in money. But only in the short run.

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