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Blatter’s Long Goodbye dredges up the sheer scale of corruption that is killing football - Dr David Webber

“Fifa’s Ethics Committee yesterday (7 October) requested that Sepp Blatter and his would-be successor Michel Platini be suspended. In what could be a significant turning point in the reform of football's governing body, this intervention nevertheless reveals the sheer scale of corruption in world football,” says Dr David Webber, a lecturer in the cultural political economy of sport at the University of Warwick.

Thu 08 October 2015, 10:32 | Tags: Football, Expert comment

Is Theresa May a threat to a cohesive society? - Dr Hannah Jones

"Theresa May, the Home Secretary, says that “cohesion” is “impossible” with high levels of migration. This is factually wrong. This kind of statement is itself a threat to a peaceful society in which everyone can live safely and well," writes Dr Hannah Jones from the University of Warwick.

Wed 07 October 2015, 15:29 | Tags: Politics, immigration, Expert comment, Sociology

The Trans-Pacific Partnership – a trade deal with a major global implications - Dr Dennis Novy

Dr Dennis Novy, an economist from the University of Warwick and a former House of Lords adviser on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, offers reaction to the new Trans-Pacific Partnership that was agreed on Monday.

Tue 06 October 2015, 09:01 | Tags: Economics, China, Expert comment, International

Why does the gun lobby claim arms ownership is a social good?

Deborah Lynn Steinberg, Professor of Gender, Culture and Media, views the recent US mass shooting from an American ex-pat point of view.

Fri 02 October 2015, 13:45 | Tags: USA, Expert comment, Sociology

The 1790s right to bear arms has been twisted to defend gun ownership

Dr Tim Lockley provides a historical perspective on the latest US mass shooting discussing how the right to bear arms from the 1790s has been twisted into defending modern day gun ownership.

Fri 02 October 2015, 11:10 | Tags: USA, Expert comment, History

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