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The migrant crisis: how many more must die?

Rex Ejimonyeabala

The image of a young, lifeless, Syrian boy – now named as Aylan Kurdi – lying face down on the beach, his death the result of his family’s desperate attempt to reach Greece by boat, has thrown into sharp relief the human cost of the European Migrant Crisis. Yet a seemingly unequivocal humanitarian issue has…

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A new public realm: Notes from urban India

Andrew Harrop

For anyone with a feel for recent British history, it was a heart-breaking scene: a brand new estate of social housing blocks, sat on the edge of city. The residents newly ‘decanted’ miles from their jobs and social networks, with very little public transport. And a school, purpose built for the community, which the parents…

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Public opinion and the EU

Mark Diffley

With the prospect of an in/out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) looming in the next few years, you might expect the issue to be exercising voters ahead of May’s election. On the face of it, however, we do not appear overly concerned about the EU; looking at data aggregated over the…

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