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Social scientists at Oxford are seeking answers to some of the world’s most important challenges. How can we tackle climate change? What needs to happen to resolve poverty? How should we respond to the economic crises? How should we fight for our human rights? Here we bring you the latest of our major discoveries in the social sciences at Oxford.

"What’s the best way to integrate immigrants? Reward effort and don’t make their lives difficult"

"What’s the best way to integrate immigrants? Reward effort and don’t make their lives difficult"

Politics Research The Conversation

The article “What's the best way to integrate immigrants? Reward effort and don’t make their lives difficult” has been published on The Conversation.

“Obsession with growth won't help South Africa's economic recovery”

“Obsession with growth won't help South Africa's economic recovery”

Geography Research The Conversation

The article “Obsession with growth won't help South Africa's economic recovery” has been published on The Conversation.

“New Zealand’s fisheries quota management system: on an undeserved pedestal”

“New Zealand’s fisheries quota management system: on an undeserved pedestal”

Area Studies Research The Conversation

The article “New Zealand’s fisheries quota management system: on an undeserved pedestal” has been published on The Conversation.

“Kenya's Supreme Court has given an impossible deadline for the repeat election”

“Kenya's Supreme Court has given an impossible deadline for the repeat election”

Law Research The Conversation

The article “Kenya's Supreme Court has given an impossible deadline for the repeat election” has been published on The Conversation.

“Only local Amazonians can bring true sustainable development to their forest”

“Only local Amazonians can bring true sustainable development to their forest”

Geography Research The Conversation

The article “Only local Amazonians can bring true sustainable development to their forest” has been published on The Conversation.

“FARC's step towards peace in Colombia must not be met with another 'political genocide'”

“FARC's step towards peace in Colombia must not be met with another 'political genocide'”

Politics Research The Conversation

The article “FARC's step towards peace in Colombia must not be met with another 'political genocide'” has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Jan Boesten, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.

“Now we know most international students go home after their course – their vilification must end”

“Now we know most international students go home after their course – their vilification must end”

Geography Research The Conversation

The article “Now we know most international students go home after their course – their vilification must end” has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Johanna Waters, Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Oxford.

'Major sports events: are they worth it?'

'Major sports events: are they worth it?'

Business Research The Conversation

The article 'Major sports events: are they worth it?' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by John Varano, Researcher at the University of Oxford – Saïd Business School.

'How artificial intelligence conquered democracy'

'How artificial intelligence conquered democracy'

Internet Research The Conversation

The article 'How artificial intelligence conquered democracy' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Vyacheslav W. Polonski, Researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute.

'Refugia: a utopian solution to the crisis of mass displacement'

'Refugia: a utopian solution to the crisis of mass displacement'

International Development Research The Conversation

The article 'Refugia: a utopian solution to the crisis of mass displacement' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Robin Cohen, Emeritus Professor of Development Studies at the University of Oxford.

'What's behind the sudden rise in measles deaths in Europe?'

'What's behind the sudden rise in measles deaths in Europe?'

Research The Conversation

The article 'What's behind the sudden rise in measles deaths in Europe?' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Samantha Vanderslott, a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Vaccine Group and the Oxford Martin School and Anita Milicic, a senior postdoctoral scientist at the University of Oxford.

'Droughts in East Africa: some headway in unpacking what's causing them'

'Droughts in East Africa: some headway in unpacking what's causing them'

Geography Research The Conversation

The article 'Droughts in East Africa: some headway in unpacking what's causing them' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Friederike Otto, Deputy Director and Senior Researcher at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford and Maarten van Aalst, Director at the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and Adjunct Research Scientist at Columbia University.

'G20 summit: who will take the US's place as a global leader?'

'G20 summit: who will take the US's place as a global leader?'

International Development Research The Conversation

The article 'G20 summit: who will take the US's place as a global leader?' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Tristen Naylor, Departmental Lecturer in Diplomatic Studies at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID).

'Nearly half of the world's poor are now children – that's 689m young people'

'Nearly half of the world's poor are now children – that's 689m young people'

International Development Research The Conversation

The article 'Nearly half of the world's poor are now children – that's 689m young people' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Felipe Roa-Clavijo, a doctoral candidate in International Development a the University of Oxford.

'How conspiracy theories feed political fragmentation'

'How conspiracy theories feed political fragmentation'

Sociology Research The Conversation

The article 'How conspiracy theories feed political fragmentation' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Turkay Salim Nefes, Research Fellow in Sociology at the University of Oxford.

'Tasked with implementing Brexit, the British civil service faces immense change and uncertainty'

'Tasked with implementing Brexit, the British civil service faces immense change and uncertainty'

Business Research The Conversation

The article 'Tasked with implementing Brexit, the British civil service faces immense change and uncertainty' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by John Varano, a Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford.

'Online news is highly polarised in some countries – but technology is not to blame'

'Online news is highly polarised in some countries – but technology is not to blame'

Politics Research The Conversation

The article 'Online news is highly polarised in some countries – but technology's not to blame' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Richard Fletcher, a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

'Finsbury Park attack shows the harm Islamophobia continues to inflict on Muslim communities'

'Finsbury Park attack shows the harm Islamophobia continues to inflict on Muslim communities'

Internet Research The Conversation

The article 'Finsbury Park attack shows the harm Islamophobia continues to inflict on Muslim communities' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Bharath Ganesh, a researcher based at the Oxford Internet Institute.

'Social media is nothing like drugs, despite all the horror stories'

'Social media is nothing like drugs, despite all the horror stories'

Internet Research The Conversation

The article 'Social media is nothing like drugs, despite all the horror stories' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Andy Przybylski, an experimental psychologist based at the Oxford Internet Institute, and Amy C Orben, a social media psychologist based at the Oxford Department of Experimental Psychology.

'UK election: hung parliament casts doubt over Theresa May’s future'

'UK election: hung parliament casts doubt over Theresa May’s future'

Politics Research The Conversation

The article 'UK election exit poll puts Conservatives short of a majority: experts react' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by a range of academics including James Tilley, Professor of Politics at the University of Oxford.

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