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Climate change

Climate Changers: 30+ Top Thinkers and Doers

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BSG Professor Thomas Hale has been nominated one of the top 30 'climate change thinkers and doers'.

Five risks to cost saving from sharing services

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Thomas Elston, Post Doctoral Research Fellow at BSG, co-authored a piece about shared services in public agencies with Muiris MacCarthaigh.
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What would make Brexit negotiations better? Here are 8 simple suggestions

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What would make Brexit negotiations better? Here are 8 simple suggestions ... unfortunately, one of them is this: stop using the word "Brexit".

What would it take to negotiate a new trade deal with the EU? Below is an 8-point plan.

Group incentives can be applied to social problems

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Policies to tackle social problems often fail because they are targeted at individuals, without consideration for how much individual choices are influenced by the choices of others within the same situational or cultural context.

How Can an Academic Fight Crime?

How Can an Academic Fight Crime?

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Professor Federico Varese talks about his research on the mafia.

Is there a genetic component to reproductive outcomes?

Is there a genetic component to reproductive outcomes?

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The Sociogenome Project is a comprehensive study which brings together sociologists and molecular scientists to examine whether there is a genetic component to reproductive outcomes, including age at first birth, number of children and infertility and their interaction with the social environment.

Feeding the Mind – With Oily Fish

Feeding the Mind – With Oily Fish

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Could a substance found in certain fish help childhood reading scores – and if so how?

Rise of online work captured in a new Online Labour Index

Rise of online work captured in a new Online Labour Index

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Professor Vili Lehdonvirta discusses the digital transformation of labour markets and the rise of online work captured in a new Online Labour Index.

What does it mean to be a migrant in your own country?

What does it mean to be a migrant in your own country?

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Dr Indrajit Roy studies the lives of circular and internal migrants, people who move around their own countries usually in search of work. Such internal migrants do not move permanently, but instead are coming and going constantly. So their patterns of movement change what we think about the nature of the city as an entity. In places where citizenship rights like the right to vote or social entitlements are tied to place of birth, they are often denied such rights. The aim of this project is to understand the lives of internal migrants and to encourage governments to think about local service provisioning for people who are mobile.

Uniting cities and companies to tackle climate change

Uniting cities and companies to tackle climate change

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Dr Tom Hale talks about how Galvanising the Groundswell of Climate Actions (www.climategroundswell.org) has been able to help build a productive interaction between cities, companies and other actors taking action on climate change and the UN negotiation process.

Designing better schools

Designing better schools

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Hau Ming Tse, Research Fellow in the Department of Education, as well as students and teachers from Northfleet Technology College, talk about how the design of their new school building has affected learning.

The benefits of being made to experiment: Striking evidence from the London Tube

The benefits of being made to experiment: Striking evidence from the London Tube

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Oxford researchers analysis of the London Tube strike in 2014 found that despite the inconvenience to tens of thousands of people, the strike actually produced a net economic benefit, due to the number of people who found more efficient ways to get to work.

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