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The UK Government’s ‘New Plan for Immigration’ Creates an Unethical Two-tier System of Protection for Asylum Seekers

by Ceri Oeppen, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Sussex Centre for Migration Research In today’s Queen’s Speech to Parliament, the UK Government lays out their agenda for the coming year.  One of those agenda items is their ‘New Plan for

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Stories for Justice: Redefining the Migrant ‘Crisis’

by International Relations and Development student Maozya Murray Whether fictional, biographical or mythical, stories wrap and encapsulate our entire lives. Constructing our waking identities and filling our dream space, stories build narratives, create meaning and justify decisions. Storytelling is primal

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Marketizing the Environmental Crisis – A Step by Step Recipe

by International Relations student Sara Monteiro Basic recipe and main ingredients Turning any crisis into something profitable usually follows the same basic recipe, with the following main ingredients: Discourse Media Co-option Politics Mix these in a large bowl of International

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How Sharing a Meal Can Satisfy our Appetite for Connection and Heal Wounds of Social Division

Written by Ella Green of Sussex International Development. Communal consumption cultivates connection Eating always has, and always will be, a human ritual. It is essential to our humanity: it is what makes us human. From pan to plate, the product

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Doing cross-disciplinary research: a successful experiment

Written by Dr. Andreas Antoniades of Sussex International Relations. Summary: Working in multidisciplinary research teams is challenging but necessary if we’re to tackle some of today’s big challenges such as inequality, climate change and pandemics. Based on my recent experience

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