Analysis

Analysis

Analysis makes sense of the ideas that change the world, from economics to social affairs to global politics to political Islam. With thought-provoking and expert presenters, Analysis aims to make the world of policy and ideas both interesting and surprising. The programme broadcasts 26 episodes a year, in three separate series.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Analysis Extra: The Edge 14 Apr 15

    Tue, 14 Apr 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Is the West losing its military edge? Mark Urban investigates whether the US and its allies are losing superiority as they cut defence spending while rivals increase theirs.

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  • Analysis Extra: Company vs Country

    Mon, 30 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Michael Robinson asks what lies behind the boom in companies suing governments.

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  • Two Nation Britain/Cosmopolitan 23 Mar 2015

    Mon, 23 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Jeremy Cliffe asks if our real political divide is between those who feel comfortable in liberal, diverse, urban Britain and those who do not – the cosmopolitans vs the rest.

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  • Caring in the New Old Age 16 March 2015

    Mon, 16 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Does the care system enable older people to live fulfilling lives? Sonia Sodha examines whether it is time to rethink how we care for older people.

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  • The End of Development 09 March 2015

    Mon, 9 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In a lecture at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, anthropologist Professor Henrietta Moore argues that development is an outmoded concept.

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  • When robots steal our jobs 02 Mar 2015

    Mon, 2 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Technology has been replacing manufacturing jobs for years. Now it has white-collar jobs in its sights. David Baker asks what we will do if robots take over the workplace?

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  • Artificial Intelligence 23 Feb 2015

    Mon, 23 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, has joined Professor Stephen Hawking in warning that AI could spell the end of the human race. Should we fear super-intelligent machines?

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  • Downward Social Mobility 16 Feb 2015

    Mon, 16 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Social mobility is a good thing – right? But movement can go in both directions. Jo Fidgen explores the implications of downward social mobility.

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  • You Can't Say That 09 Feb 2015

    Mon, 9 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Does free speech include a right to cause offence? Edward Stourton joins speaks historians, theologians and philosophers to explore the outer limits of free expression.

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  • Referendum Conundrums 02 Feb 2015

    Mon, 2 Feb 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Scotland last year showed how dramatic referendums can be. So what would an in-out vote on the EU be like? Chris Bowlby hears about fears, hopes - and plans already underway.

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