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UK Immigration Policy and the Political Functions of Research

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Talk looking at the ways in which public administration and policy makers make use of academic research immigration policy making, looking at the British Home Office, the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees and the European Commission. As migration to the UK has increased in number over the past decade or more, it has become a highly salient, heavily contested political issue as well. Migration as an 'issue' is now a focal point for British public opinion, media coverage, and political debate. This term's seminar examines the relationships among these elements. We will examine how migration is represented in the media, and how media consumption can in turn construct the migrant experience as well. We will examine how various segments of the British public understand migrat Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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compas | media | immigration | society | migration | politics | compas | media | immigration | society | migration | politics | 2011-02-10

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The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (10 Feb 2011)

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Iain McGilchrist gives a talk for the Ian Ramsay Seminar series on 10th February 2011. We now know that each hemisphere plays a role in everything the brain does: the old dichotomies do not hold. Most neuroscientists have therefore abandoned the attempt to understand why nature has so carefully segregated the hemispheres - despite a large, and expanding, body of evidence about their differences at every level. On the basis of research in birds, animals and humans, Iain McGilchrist suggests in a new book that there is an evolutionary advantage to the division, originating in the need to pay two quite different types of attention to the world simultaneously. In human consciousness, these two modes of attention give rise to two different versions of the world, with different qualities, as wel Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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neuroscience | philosophy | theology | neuroscience | philosophy | theology | 2011-02-10

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