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Do people change their political ideology when they lose their job? If anything, they move to the left

Dingeman Wiertz and Toni Rodon. What happens to citizens’ political preferences when they are confronted with economic hardship? This longstanding question has recently attracted renewed attention in the wake of the Great Recession. Nonetheless, many matters remain unresolved. For example, which

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Researchers need to learn political skills if they want to make a difference

Titus Alexander.  This week the government published its much postponed childhood obesity strategy, to a chorus of criticism from experts in public health. Doctors, health charities, and cancer and diabetes specialists have warned that the measures can’t stop the growing

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, Further higher and lifelong education, Social sciences and social policy

‘Why do we legislate? – Because we can’: why is England number one for law-based reform?

Dan Gibton The quote in the headline, from a senior MP, illuminates a unique quality of England’s education policy and reform: legislation. Putting it in first place worldwide, in a class of its own, England ratifies a comprehensive education act

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