Significant concerns over the scale of recent immigration have brought about calls for a more selective approach to who is let in to the United Kingdom. But do we really want migrants who come to the UK to be just like us?
The Scottish Referendum was one of the most successful democratic moments of all time. But was it good news for youth engagement? Andy Thornton examines the evidence.
A report from the Hansard Society suggests citizens are ‘disgruntled, disillusioned, and disengaged.’ Daniel Devine asks how much of this apparently widespread belief is justified.
Whilst many argue that character building should be a key part of a child’s education, there is still much debate about how this might be achieved. Are after school clubs the key or could things like becoming a cadet or a Scout be the way forward?
Employers have had a fair bit to say about the lack of skills possessed by young people coming onto the jobs’ market. But could employers themselves do something about it by scouting for skills?
Sexism in the world of Westminster has come under the microscope recently, but what about harassment and bullying in local politics and the effect this has on women’s representation in local government?
Evidence suggests UK voters are among the least politically engaged in the developed world. As campaigning gets under way for this month’s European and local elections, David Blunkett MP asks why – and argues citizenship education is the key.
Why do some people volunteer more than others? A new working paper from the Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham uses data and interviews with 50 people aged 50 from the National Child Development Study to explore the issue.
The Big Society has been thwarted by many problems, not least the gap between rhetoric and reality. So is it time for a new model and what might that look like?
Migrant communities give more to charity than the general population, especially those who are also remitting money overseas, according to a report published by the Economic and Social Research Council.