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The End of October: Yet Another Class Victory?

David Lane Discussions of the October Revolution, which have taken place in connection with its hundredth anniversary, have dwelt on the role of Lenin and the Communist Party in the seizure of political power, on the subsequent success of the USSR as a force for modernisation in the USSR and Asia, and its impact on the...

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The Significance of the October Revolution of 1917

David Lane (First published on Valdai.com ) The October Revolution took place against the background of European social-democratic movements which had profound reservations about the idea of instigating a socialist revolution in Russia in 1917. The early twentieth century social-democrats believed that the Tsarist...

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Perceptions Of The Russian October Revolution In The Great Britain

David Lane comments: Stefan Zweig in his 1927 book, Decisive Moments in History, ranks Lenin’s return to Russia in October 1917 as one of the three most decisive ‘moments’ in recent world history. The others were the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo in 1815. ‘Decisive moments’ are defined by...

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Racism in Latin America- Dr Moreno Figueroa presents in Guadalajara

Racism is a social construct, argued Dr. Mónica Moreno Figueroa at La Catedra de la Interculturalidad y Seminario de Epistemologías Decoloniales , during the conference held at the Universidad de Guadalajara in September 2017, which discussed the structure, practises and impact of racisim. During her talk, Dr Moreno...

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The sociologist and feminist researching the challenges facing India’s aspiring young women

Asiya Islam, PhD Candidate from the Department of Sociology features in 'This Cambridge Life'. Asiya Islam, PhD Candidate from the Department of Sociology features in 'This Cambridge Life' discussing the challenges facing India's aspiring young women. Raised as an atheist in a predominantly Muslim town and former student...

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Self-employment and family life: A study of workers in Ghana's informal sector

Dr Brendan Burchell and Dr Francis Annor recieve funding from the Cambridge-Africa Alborada Research Fund to further research on self-employment and family life in Ghana Congratulations to Dr Brendan Burchell and Dr Francis Annor for receiving a Cambridge-Africa Alborada Research Fund to further their research examining...

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Precarious scheduling in the UK

The most recent data suggests 4.6 million people in the UK experience precarious scheduling 3.9 million more than those on zero hour contracts. By Alex J. Wood (University of Oxford) and Brendan J. Burchell (University of Cambridge) Below is the latest data on our measure of precarious scheduling in the UK. It is shown...

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PRIVMORT Launches New Website

Research project PRIVMORT (Privatisation and Mortality in Eastern Europe) launches its new website today... Research project PRIVMORT (Privatisation and Mortality in Eastern Europe) launches its new website today, which is supported by a fast-paced video , highlighting the key features on the website. The PRIVMORT project...

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From Liberal Globalisation To Economic Nationalism?

The election of Donald Trump, the UK’s exit from the European Union, and strong challenges to the current ruling elites by populist parties in France, Greece, Holland, Hungary and Poland confront the neo-liberal ruling elites. These social movements, universally dubbed as ‘populist’, offer an electoral choice but we remain...

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Building research and policy capacities and capabilities for health and healthcare in conflict zones and humanitarian crises

Two billion people across the world live in areas of conflict and fragility. This has led to the greatest forced migration crisis since the Second World War. The impact of this migration crisis includes socio-economic, political and environmental change in neighbouring frontline countries. There is now specific concern...

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