Enormous media coverage has been generated by the case of Trayvon Martin. The unarmed black teenager was shot dead on his way back from the shops to the home of his father’s fiancée with whom he was staying.
This occurred on 26 February 2012 in Florida. The initial controversy arose … Read More
What explains the peculiar intensity and evident intractability of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? Of all the “hot spots” in the world today, the apparently endless clash between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East seems unique in its longevity and resistance to resolution. Is this conflict really different from other ethnic … Read More
As an academic subject, social policy is something of an undiscovered treasure trove. When I first accepted an invitation to write Social Policy for Polity’s Short Introductions series my aim was to proselytise on behalf of a subject which, though it thrives at postgraduate level in the UK and as … Read More