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Some have argued that the political centre ground is moribund – overwhelmed by populist and extremist parties that have swept all before them. This session…

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“One of the greatest tragedies of life is the murder of a beautiful theory by a gang of brutal facts,” said Benjamin Franklin. As we…

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The late, great Tony Gibson, the pioneer of UK community development, who I knew a little, used to talk about the origins of his vision…

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Since the 1980s, we have moved increasingly to a culture of rugged individualism. Our sense of community was relatively rapidly eroded. From Thatcher’s comments on…

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I was recently asked to provide some comments on the issue of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMRs). These are small reactors built in a factory…

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Back in the day, when I was studying International Relations and I majored on the international relations of Environmental Politics, I was introduced to the…

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Faced with the Covid-19 epidemic, France must be right to look after itself. This virus is certainly more violent than the seasonal flu virus. But…

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I fetch my daughter from university, plus all her boxes, books and plants – and bring her home. She’s a geographer and she and her friends…

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Columbus and Cabot were the first attempted monopolists – hoping to gain a share of all world trade. They failed. In this issue we examine…

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In democratic government, the general rule is supposed to be simple: advisers advise, ministers decide, civil servants do. In the UK system, that emerged fully…

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