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Discussion paper

18 Sep 2017

This paper shows that low intensity guerrilla wars are not confined to land operations, but can have a full-blown maritime dimension. The British Commonwealth experienced this as an aspect of its struggle with Indonesian subversion and sabotage of the new state of Malaysia in Confrontation 1963...

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19 Mar 2017

Advertising is falling. Paywalls push readers away. But a big endowment from the tech moguls, to be shared among all papers, could work in everyone’s interests.

One basic truth is stark enough as newsrooms around Britain – and around the world – contract or close. The advertising money...

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Research report

19 Jan 2017

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On Easter Day 1916, the radical Irish Republican Brotherhood launched a rebellion against British rule with support from the Irish Volunteers. In the hope of inspiring a mass movement across they country, the rebels occupied a number of key buildings across...

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Research report

30 Nov 2016

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This special report examines how government, business and the community in four nations share information about organised crime. Its key finding is that the Australian Government, businesses and community as a whole must be open to new kinds of information...

Research report

28 Oct 2016

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Each week in Australia at least one woman is killed by her current or former intimate partner (Cussen and Bryant 2015). Between 2002/3 and 2011/12 in Australia 488 women were killed by an intimate partner nationally (Cussen and Bryant 2015). When these...

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Research report

18 Aug 2016

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New online big data research by the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos think tank has found significant spikes in the use of anti-Islamic language on Twitter in the immediate aftermath of news events, particularly terrorist attacks.

Many of...

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Journal article

11 Aug 2016

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Research into emergent forms of scholarship focuses on academics’ use of technology for learning, teaching, and research. Very little attention has been paid in the literature to scholars’ uses of social media to disclose challenging personal and professional...

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Research report

30 Jun 2016

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The Western world is weary of conflict. Fifteen years of war since 2001 have drained the resources of many First World nations and have left an indelible stamp on their armed forces. Many militaries are now struggling to change and adapt in the aftermath. They...

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Research report

16 Feb 2016

Examines the extent to which membership in social groups following retirement determines quality of life and mortality.

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Retirement constitutes a major life transition that poses significant challenges to health, with many retirees experiencing...

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Research report

15 Oct 2015

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In 2011, RIN worked with a number of partners, including IOP Publishing, to produce a study on how physical scientists find, use and disseminate information. This study used a qualitative approach – interviews and focus groups – to understand groups of researchers working in...

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Book review

09 Oct 2015

There are many intermediate steps in the move from a snapshot comparison of the distribution of taxation and benefits in Australia and the United Kingdom to a life course perspective. Taking time into account over the short and medium terms shows us the impact of risks that individuals...

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Research report

06 Oct 2015

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This briefing paper compares what the Australian government is doing on climate change with the countries most relevant and important to Australia: allies and trading partners.

The paper looks at China, the UK, South Korea, and the US. Examining...

Book

05 Oct 2015

In Britain's highly politicised social climate in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media provides an in-depth understanding of British Muslim identity through the following social constructs: migration history, family...

Book review

02 Oct 2015

Much comparative analysis in social policy uses ‘snapshots’ of what different kinds of households receive and contribute in a given year. But household and individual circumstances change over time. Some changes happen as life takes its course: for example, children begin life as receivers, but...

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Book review

25 Sep 2015

The welfare states of Australia and the United Kingdom share much, but not everything, as the first article in this series comparing the two countries showed. In this instalment, focus shifts to how taxes, cash benefits and services in-kind, such as health, education and housing, redistribute...

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Literature review

23 Sep 2015

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The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), UNSW Australia, conducted a literature review on current models of health service delivery for people with intellectual disability. The review was commissioned by the New South Wales Agency for Clinical...

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Research report

10 Sep 2015

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This new paper from the Centre for the Analyisis of Social Media at Demos and Ipsos MORI argues that whilst social media platforms offer powerful new ways of understanding society, they are often researched poorly, with little examination of the extent to which...

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Commentary

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10 Sep 2015

To understand where journalism is heading, think ecosystems. Once a concept that referred to complex communities of interdependent living organisms, the metaphor is gaining traction in sectors well beyond the natural world – particularly where the rise of digital networks has radically disrupted...

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Data portal

16 Jul 2015

UK Data Service Variable and question bank contains over 450,000 variables, with over 250,000 containing question text/responses.

Coverage extends across most of the recent, major UK surveys and longitudinal studies but users should note that not all studies covered in the Discover data...

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Research report

15 Jul 2015

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This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management. The review was chaired by Professor James Wilsdon, supported by an independent and multidisciplinary group of...