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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.

'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.

'Italy has introduced mandatory vaccinations – other countries should follow its lead'

'Italy has introduced mandatory vaccinations – other countries should follow its lead'

Research The Conversation

The article 'Italy has introduced mandatory vaccinations – other countries should follow its lead' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Alberto Giubilini, Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease.

'The campaign to save Mexico's vaquita porpoise faces the same problems as the War on Drugs'

'The campaign to save Mexico's vaquita porpoise faces the same problems as the War on Drugs'

Politics Research The Conversation

'The campaign to save Mexico's vaquita porpoise faces the same problems as the War on Drugs' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by J Alejandro Espinosa Herrera, DPhil Candidate in Politics at the University of Oxford.

'Fact Check: if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?'

'Fact Check: if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?'

Politics Research The Conversation

The article Fact Check: if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election? has been published on The Conversation. It was written by James Tilley, Professor of Politics at the University of Oxford and Benjamin Bowman, Teaching Fellow in Comparative Politics at the University of Bath.

'An insider's guide to being transgender in prison'

'An insider's guide to being transgender in prison'

Law Research The Conversation

The article An insider's guide to being transgender in prison has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Mia Harris, PhD candidate at the University of Oxford

'Getting rich is largely about luck – shame the rich don't want to hear it'

'Getting rich is largely about luck – shame the rich don't want to hear it'

Geography Research The Conversation

The article 'Getting rich is largely about luck – shame the rich don't want to hear it' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford.

'Despite scepticism, Europe has high vaccination rates – but it shouldn't be complacent'

'Despite scepticism, Europe has high vaccination rates – but it shouldn't be complacent'

Research The Conversation

The article 'Despite scepticism, Europe has high vaccination rates – but it shouldn't be complacent' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Samantha Vanderslott, Researcher at the Oxford Vaccine Group and the Oxford Martin School.

'White people in South Africa still hold the lion’s share of all forms of capital'

'White people in South Africa still hold the lion’s share of all forms of capital'

Internet Research The Conversation

The article 'White people in South Africa still hold the lion's share of all forms of capital' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Mohammad Amir Anwar, Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

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