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Political tribalism has severely hampered genuine action on climate change and developing more environmentally just practices and standards. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

It is not just heat waves — climate change is also a crisis of disconnection

Dealing with climate change requires us to address not just our carbon emissions but also the disconnection with ourselves and our planet which fuels ecological destruction.
Human rights campaigners react after losing an appeal in June 2022 against the UK Home Office’s plan to start flying asylum seekers to Rwanda. Andy Rain/EPA-EFE

‘It’s like you’re a criminal, but I am not a criminal.’ First-hand accounts of the trauma of being stuck in the UK asylum system

We wanted to examine not only the experiences that drove asylum seekers to the UK, but also the psychological effects of their experiences in the asylum system.
Science fiction offers a glimpse of what governments of the world are – and can become. agsandrew via Getty Images

This course uses science fiction to understand politics

Science fiction does more than entertain – it can also be used to better understand the political forces that shape the societies in which we live.
Donald Trump is one of many political leaders through history who has claimed he embodies the voice of ‘the people’ – but which people he means matters quite a lot. Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Why some people think fascism is the greatest expression of democracy ever invented

Some fascists claim that democracy and fascism have the same goal – to give effect to the will of the people. But who the people are is where the ideologies divide.

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