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Do the Public Understand Criminal Law?

Dr Anthony Amatrudo FRSA looks at the popular understanding of criminal law, and how the ‘CSI effect’ has made us more scared and punitive.

Democracy, the big society and the Upper House

All parties promise House of Lords reform but there is no agreement on how. Donald Curtis FRSA argues that, rather than a direct vote in enlarged constituencies, citizens would have most democratic influence if they worked through the membership organisations of civil society to ensure that the people who sit in the upper house are knowledgeable and experienced in areas of their concern.

Lessons from the US: Women matter!

As British political parties try to analyse and emulate the recipe of Barack Obama’s success, Rebecca Veazey FRSA argues that the most important message they must heed is that women matter.

Serve to lead

Frank Hore and David Low FRSAs observe why leaders in action seem at odds with what with read about leadership.

Widening the lens on public services

Henry Kippin outlines the scope of a new project that looks at how the UK can learn from public services in the developing world

The justice system and military veterans

Trevor Philpott FRSA argues that our current response to the over representation of military veterans in the criminal justice system signifies a failure in the Military Covenant.

Inequality: the real cause of the crisis?

Stewart Lansley FRSA argues that unless we tackle inequality, the slump will continue.

RSA Animate – Choice

Fusing sociology, psychoanalysis and philosophy, Professor Renata Salecl shows that individual choice is rarely based on a simple rational decision with a predictable outcome.

RSA Animate – Language as a Window into Human Nature

In this RSA Animate, Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings

The business of family business

Stefan Kemp argues that a simple policy adjustment would deliver more sustainable lives without compromising financial security