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Woolwich Murderers Were Killers, Not 'Soldiers of Allah'

Instead of focusing on whether Islam was at fault, it is more helpful to look at the specific ideology at play.

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Refugees at risk in Turkey and Calais

Refugees at risk in Turkey and Calais | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Amid reports of human rights abuses in Turkey, I fear that the ill-fated EU migrant deal is doomed.

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This article refers to the ESRC funded research - EVI-MED - Constructing an evidence base of contemporary Mediterranean migrations - undertaken by Brad Blitz

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Fresh research contradicts rise of old-age loneliness

Fresh research contradicts rise of old-age loneliness | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The rise of old-age loneliness has been exaggerated and elderly people are no lonelier than they were in the 1940s, academic research has found.
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This study was funded by the ESRC.

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How we can leave the EU without causing chaos in the process

How we can leave the EU without causing chaos in the process | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

So Britain has voted to Leave the EU. But what, exactly, does this mean?

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Professors Damian Chalmers and Anand Menon, of the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative ask what a Brexit actually means. 

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China's coal usage may peak by 2020, experts say

China's coal usage may peak by 2020, experts say | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The uncoupling of China's economic growth from coal consumption in recent years means the peak year of coal burning may arrive by 2020 as China ushers in a new pattern of green growth, according to two experts in China and UK.
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Qi Ye, director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy of Tsinghua University in Beijing and Nicholas Stern, head of the UK-based Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (funded by the ESRC), drew the conclusion in a jointly-authored paper published on Monday on Nature Geo-science website.

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UK suspends payments from £3bn EU development fund days after Brexit vote

UK suspends payments from £3bn EU development fund days after Brexit vote | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Payments from a £3 billion European development fund were suspended indefinitely by the UK Government, just days after the vote to leave the EU, The Independent can reveal. In a move that exposes the almost immediate impact of Brexit on the UK economy, businesses say they have been told they will not now receive money that was due to be paid out under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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The article quotes Iain Begg, one of the research fellows for the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

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Panorama: Britain's Missing Young People

Panorama: Britain's Missing Young People | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Hundreds of young people go missing in Britain every day. The police admit that vulnerable youngsters are being left at risk but say they are simply overwhelmed by the number of missing people. Reporter Darragh MacIntyre meets the families searching for clues and the parents who have been waiting years for news about their children.

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ESRC-funded researcher Hester Parr features from 8m45s.

 

Hester Parr was the 2015 Impact Prize winner for Outstanding Impact in Society for her work which improved the way UK police officers relate to missing persons and transformed policing guidance on the handling of missing persons and their families.

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Why do you feel like you're falling when you go to sleep?

Why do you feel like you're falling when you go to sleep? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
You may have to blame you
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This article has been written by ESRC-funded Jason Ellis.

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Bingo! Game gives researchers lessons on how to control gambling

Bingo! Game gives researchers lessons on how to control gambling | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Academics explore how the seemingly sedate game of housey-housey has attracted many different kinds of government intervention
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Thanet, Dr Bedford secured funding from the Economic and Social Research Council for three years’ research, which has just been published as The Bingo Project: Rethinking Gambling Regulation.

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DEBATE: Are the Olympics an economic noose?

DEBATE: Are the Olympics an economic noose? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Are they a waste of money? David Goldstone and Dr Will Jennings have their say
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"The Economic and Social Research Council Impact Study confirms multiple benefits from the Games including social exclusion rates in east London falling since 2012 and the investment in transport benefitting the area for decades to come", says David Goldstone, chief executive of London Legacy Development Corporation.

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Don’t repay your children’s student loans 

Don’t repay your children’s student loans  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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More than two-thirds of graduates who left university last year will never repay the full amount as they simply won’t earn enough, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Unusual Condition Lets People See Sign Language in Colors

Unusual Condition Lets People See Sign Language in Colors | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People who use sign language can experience synesthesia, a condition that mixes the senses, for example, allowing some to see letters as colours.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre

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IFS Seeks Productivity Policy For 'New Poor'

IFS Seeks Productivity Policy  For 'New Poor' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Record employment means low income problems are increasingly associated with working households, a report finds.
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The ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) says there is a challenge ahead to raise incomes for the "new poor" - increasingly households with at least one person working.

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Young suffer as pensioners continue to prosper, says IFS

Young suffer as pensioners continue to prosper, says IFS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Young people have suffered a drop in income since the financial crisis, but pensioners have enjoyed a significant rise, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
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This study was completed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), which is funded by the ESRC.  

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Mass membership alone doesn’t make a social movement

Mass membership alone doesn’t make a social movement | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If Labour is to have a future it needs to deploy its new members into genuine community organising.

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The article  qoutes ESRC-funded research 'Party Members in the United Kingdom' by the academics Tim Bale, Monica Poletti and Paul Webb

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Repeated experiences of racism most damaging to mental health

Repeated experiences of racism most damaging to mental health | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New research by University of Manchester academics has revealed for the first time how harmful repeated racial discrimination can be on mental and physical health.

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The research used the ethnicity sample of Understanding Society which is an ESRC-funded dataset used to examine research questions with participants over time – this allowed the researchers to add up all experiences of racial discrimination that people have experienced across five years to find out whether these were associated with changes in mental health.

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UK joins Greece at bottom of wage growth league

UK joins Greece at bottom of wage growth league | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
TUC found that between 2007 and 2015 in the UK, real wages fell by 10.4%, the joint lowest in OECD countries
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The ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies, which specialises in analysing living standards, said the prolonged period of depressed earnings had been one of the features that made both the recession of 2008-09 and the period since unusual.

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Recession warning as UK economy shows 'dramatic deterioration' post-Brexit vote

Recession warning as UK economy shows 'dramatic deterioration' post-Brexit vote | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK economy has slumped at its fastest rate since the financial crisis in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, a report said.

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The article cites Paul Johnson, director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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If Hammond hits reset, it won’t mean Osborne got it wrong

If Hammond hits reset, it won’t mean Osborne got it wrong | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Last Thursday NHS England announced a “reset” aimed at stabilising the finances of NHS trusts in the face of growing pressures on hospital finances. The next day Philip Hammond, the new chancellor, announced a “reset” of fiscal policy.

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Paul Johnson is director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Expert reveals exactly what Brexit means for mortgages, pensions and holidays

Expert reveals exactly what Brexit means for mortgages, pensions and holidays | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

It’s easy to talk about the “economic” effects of Brexit – what it might mean for growth, interest rates, exchange rates and so on.

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Paul Johnson is the Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies and reveals what the impact of Brexit will be for the things we care most about.

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The Chilcot report: who is equal to this epic?

The Chilcot report: who is equal to this epic? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The gargantuan report with its scholarly focus raises questions over who will digest its intellectual arguments
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This story is based on the book funded as part of the ESRC grant The Political Impact of Evaluations of the Humanitarian Situation in Iraq.

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Performing beyond the gendered zombie economy

Contemporary performance can
provide a way of understanding as well as re-imagining what inclusive economies
look like, particularly during crises. Performances of the economy are critical in urgent times. 
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This contribution was part of the Beyond the Zombie Economy conference hosted by the Political Economy Research Centre at Goldsmiths, University of London, and funded by the ESRC, for more details visit perc.org.uk

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Jaywing unveils two property expansions and university tie-up

Jaywing unveils two property expansions and university tie-up | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Marketing specialists Jaywing has unveiled a large-scale commitment to Yorkshire with two large property announcements and a significant partnership with the University of Leeds.
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Run by the University of Leeds Business School and the ESRC-funded  Consumer Data Research Centre, the MSc course will see Jaywing providing guest lectures about the latest analytical techniques in a commercial environment.

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Shortcomings in UK Government Review of Flooding

Shortcomings in UK Government Review of Flooding | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

One of the most important decisions facing the new UK Government is how to implement the recommendations of the National Flood Resilience Review.

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Article written by Bob Ward, Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

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A varied diet can prevent diabetes – but can you afford it?

A varied diet can prevent diabetes – but can you afford it? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
If the government wants people to be healthy, they're going to need to make varied diets more affordable.
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Co authors Pablo Monsivais and Annalijn Conklin  are ESRC funded.

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How young people are facing a shocking life of poverty

How young people are facing a shocking  life of poverty | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The poorest people in the country are in work and almost a fifth of young people in the South West believe they will never be able to afford their own home. These are two of the shockin
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Two-thirds of children classified as living in “absolute poverty" now have at least one parent who is in work, according to a study from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), which is funded by the ESRC.

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