Category: Politics

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When the government talks of 'levelling up', what does it mean, what are the conditions that make it necessary and how can it be achieved? Economics Lecturer Ghulam Mustafa, of the University of Derby, explores the data in this new blog.

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This month marks the anniversary of the creation of the Peak National Park in 1951, the first British national park to be established in the wake of the Second World War. Paul Elliott, Professor of Modern History at the University of Derby, looks at the impact that the park’s establishment and existence have had on its communities and the nation as a whole over the past seven decades.

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Dr David Holloway, Associate Professor in American Studies at the University of Derby, assesses the potentially rocky road ahead for President Joe Biden.

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Tony Blockley, Head of Policing at the University of Derby, looks at the confusion around lockdown rules and their enforcement by the police, and the dilemma this poses for officers when they encounter or respond to reports of rule breaking.

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Professor Keith McLay, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Education at the University of Derby, finds historic parallels in the on-going Brexit discussions relating to the sovereignty of the seas and the battle for fishing rights.

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Dr Nicholas Apergis, Professor of Economics at the University of Derby, assesses the impact of such fiscal spending deficit on the UK economy.

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An increase in the budget for "defence" puts the spotlight on the use of artificial intelligence (AI), writes Professor Farid Meziane, Head of the University of Derby's Data Science Research Centre.

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Hakeem O. Yusuf, Professor of Law and Global Studies at the University of Derby, examines how the #EndSARS protests can help end the colonial legacy of policing in Nigeria.

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With Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announcing the government's plans for a new scheme to replace the furlough initiative, Dr. Nicholas Apergis, Professor of Economics at the University of Derby, assesses whether it will be enough to help Britain recover from the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Professor Frances Maratos, Associate Professor and Reader in Emotion Science at the University of Derby, explains why she and fellow psychologists are concerned about recent messaging about Covid-19.