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How should politics relate to animals?

With increasing social concern about the plight of animals and the morality of routine animal slaughter, Dr Alasdair Cochrane’s research asks what the moral worth of animals means for politics: for our political policies, institutions, structures and ideas. 

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How is digital technology affecting democracy?

Dr Kate Dommett’s research looks at how digital tools are affecting the relationship between people and politicians, and how digital technology has had a fundamental impact on democratic politics.

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A cuppa reality

It’s estimated 25 million men, women and children across the world are affected by forced labour. Professor Genevieve LeBaron from the University of Sheffield explores why it is prevalent in global supply chains and how we can all help to put a stop to so-called modern day slavery.

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