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)

  • Precedents or Principles 17 Nov 2014

    Mon, 17 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    "I always buy this type of coffee." But is that decision one of principle -or just because you buy it each day? Nick Chater asks which matters more to us: precedent or principles?

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  • Conservative Muslims, Liberal Britain 10 Nov 2014

    Mon, 10 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In the wake of the Trojan horse affair in Birmingham schools, David Goodhart asks whether Britain's socially conservative Muslims can ever integrate into liberal Britain.

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  • Just Culture 03 Nov 2014

    Mon, 3 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Businesswoman & writer, Margaret Heffernan examines the condition of 'Wilful blindness' - a legal term used in the Enron scandal - and asks whether the cure could be a Just Culture.

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  • Inside Welfare Reform 27 Oct 2014

    Mon, 27 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    How well has the government implemented its controversial welfare reforms? Have they been a vital check to a system spiralling out of control or - as some say - close to a fiasco?

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  • The Idea of the Caliphate 20 Oct 2014

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    What is a caliphate? What ideals does such an Islamic state embody - and how could or should it be implemented? Analysis consults a range of voices to explore how the concept has evolved and has been expressed over the centuries. Edward Stourton talks to historians, religious scholars and political thinkers who offer their perspectives on caliphates of the past, the revivalist rhetoric of the present and the beliefs shared by many Muslims about its future return. Contributors: Prof HUGH KENNEDY, School of Oriental and African Studies Sheikh RUZWAN MUHAMMAD, Sunni theologian and scholar REBECCA MASTERTON, Shia scholar Dr REZA PANKHURST, author, "The Inevitable Caliphate?" Dr CAROLINE FINKEL, author, "Osman's Dream: the History of the Ottoman Empire" Dr SALMAN SAYYID, Leeds University, author, "Recalling the Caliphate" Dr ABDOU FILALI ANSARY, Aga Khan University

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  • Meet the Family 13 Oct 2014

    Mon, 13 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Politicians love talking about families. But, asks Jo Fidgen, do they understand modern family life? And how far can or should the state change the way families live?

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  • Peston and the House of Debt 06 Oct 2014

    Mon, 6 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Robert Peston tests the arguments made by the authors of a new book who claim the financial crisis was caused by exploding household debt - not by the banks. But are they right?

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  • Michael Pollan on Food 29 Sept 2014

    Mon, 29 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    What should we eat? Jo Fidgen talks to the influential American writer Michael Pollan about what food is - and what it isn't. He says we should reconnect with what's on our plates.

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  • Thrifty Debtors 21 July 2014

    Mon, 21 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The downturn's made everyone worry more about money. But while we may want to be thriftier, Chris Bowlby discovers why we're stuck with high personal and household debt.

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  • The End of the Pay Rise? 14 July 2014

    Mon, 14 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Wages have fallen for most of us for the last six years in Britan, which is unprecedented. We’re told that there’s a return in economic growth and yet wages have still not picked up. What has happened? Is this a long term problem – is this the end of the pay rise? Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, explores the mystery of our falling wages and how wages are shared out between the top earners and the rest of us.

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