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.

Updated: weekly
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  • 21 Jul 13MB

    Analysis: Thrifty Debtors 21 July 2014

    The downturn's made everyone worry more about money. But while we may want to be thriftier, Chris Bowlby discovers why

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 14 Jul 13MB

    Analysis: The End of the Pay Rise? 14 July 2014

    Wages have fallen for most of us for the last six years in Britan, which is unprecedented. We’re told that there’s a

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 07 Jul 13MB

    Analysis: Is it Time for the Internet to Grow Up? 07 July 2014

    The World Wide Web is 25 years old. David Baker asks what we want from its next 25 years.

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 30 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Tories: Nasty or Nice? 30 June 2014

    Why have the Tories attracted the label 'the nasty party'? Tory supporter Robin Aitken explores why the phrase took

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 23 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Varieties of Capitalism 23 June 2014

    Can a country switch between different models of capitalism? The Economist's Britain politics correspondent, Jeremy

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 16 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Courting Trouble 16 June 2014

    Jo Fidgen asks: what are the new rules of relationships? Sexual harassment is in the news, laws and codes are in place.

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 09 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: What Does Putin Want? 09 June 2014

    Following the crisis in Ukraine, Edward Stourton investigates the Russian leader's geostrategic vision.

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 02 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Time to Rethink Asylum? 02 June 2014

    Tim Finch investigates the history of asylum as a political issue and explores ideas for a fundamental rethink of the

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 26 May 13MB

    Analysis: Deirdre McCloskey 26 May 2014

    Evan Davis interviews economic historian Deirdre McCloskey in front of an audience at the London School of Economics,

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 24 Mar 13MB

    Analysis: Why Minsky Matters 24 Mar 2014

    TUC economist Duncan Weldon asks if the theories of the late Hyman Minsky provide an explanation for the financial

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 17 Mar 13MB

    Analysis: Eldar Shafir: Scarcity 17 Mar 2014

    Jo Fidgen interviews psychologist Eldar Shafir about his theories of how scarcity of time and money can both help and

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 16 Mar 14MB

    Analysis: The Jihadi Spring 16 Mar 2014

    Owen Bennett-Jones asks if the real beneficiaries of the multiple failures of the Arab revolutions are the Islamist

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 03 Mar 14MB

    Analysis: Scotland and the Union: Can Britain be Re-booted? 03 Mar 2014

    As Scotland votes on independence, Douglas Fraser asks if there's a coherent vision for the future of the union, and

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 24 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: Life by Lottery 24 Feb 2014

    Should we use chance to solve some of our most difficult political dilemmas? Jo Fidgen explores whether the luck of the

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 17 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: A is for Anonymous 17 Feb 2014

    Frances Stonor Saunders asks why anonymity is becoming more popular while we extol celebrity and individuality. Is being

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 10 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: What is Wahhabism? 10 Feb 2014

    Is the ultra-conservative 'Wahhabi' branch of Islam really the ideology behind Islamic extremism? Edward Stourton

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 03 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: The Philosophy of Russell Brand 03 Feb 2014

    Comedian Russell Brand wants a revolution - why are so many young people cheering him on? The Economist's Jeremy Cliffe

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 27 Jan 13MB

    Analysis: Last Rites for the Church of England? 27 Jan 2014

    Andrew Brown asks if the Church of England has become fatally disconnected from society.

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 18 Nov 14MB

    Analysis: Roberto Unger 18 Nov 2013

    Renowned social theorist Prof Roberto Unger on why he thinks his left wing progressive comrades lack imagination.

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 11 Nov 14MB

    Analysis: France: Sinking Slowly? 11 NOV 2013

    The French are far more attached to the centralised, big state than their Anglo-Saxon counterparts. Former BBC Paris

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 04 Nov 14MB

    Analysis: Importing the Metropolitan Revolution 04 NOV 2013

    In America, there is talk of a 'metropolitan revolution' as big cities reinvent themselves. Matthew Taylor asks if we

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 28 Oct 14MB

    Analysis: Syria: Inside the Opposition 28 Oct 2013

    Syria's opposition movements comprise a diverse range of political and armed groups. Edward Stourton investigates the

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 21 Oct 13MB

    Analysis: Quantitative Easing: Miracle Cure or Dangerous Addiction? 21 Oct 2013

    Could Quantitative Easing create a bigger financial crisis than the one it was supposed to avert? Sunday Telegraph

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 14 Oct 14MB

    Analysis: What are Charities For? 14 Oct 2013

    Charities have been drawn into the world of outsourced service provision, with the state as their biggest customer. Fran

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 07 Oct 14MB

    Analysis: Edward Snowden: Leaker, Saviour, Traitor, Spy? 7 Oct 2013

    David Aaronovitch asks if the recent publication of government secrets reveals the weakness - not strength - of the

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 30 Sep 14MB

    Analysis: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: Why Did They Fail? 30 SEP 2013

    The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party came to power in Egypt's first democratic elections but the party was

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 22 Jul 13MB

    Analysis: The Rule of Law v The Rule of Man 22 July 2013

    With huge concern over tax avoidance, tax officials are the latest to be given increased discretion. Philosopher Jamie

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 15 Jul 13MB

    Analysis: Scottish Nationalism: From Protest to Power 15 JUL 2013

    Just what does the Scottish National Party want? And what could it mean for the UK? Douglas Fraser investigates the

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 08 Jul 14MB

    Analysis: They're Coming For Your Money 08 July 2013

    Paul Johnson of the Institute for Fiscal Studies argues that taxes look set to rise despite further spending cuts, and

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 01 Jul 13MB

    Analysis: Syria and the New Lines in the Sand 01 JUL 2013

    Where the Arab Spring overthrew dictators, is the Middle East now dismantling the very 'lines in the sand' imposed by

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 24 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Pornography: What Do We Know? 24 JUN 2013

    Is pornograpy really bad for us? Jo Fidgen explores what the evidence tells us about the effects of pornography on those

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 17 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Predistribution 17 JUN 2013

    Predistribution is Labour's new policy buzzword, used by leader Ed Miliband in a keynote speech. The US thinker who

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 10 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: The Quantified Self: Can Life Be Measured? 10 JUN 2013

    The "quantified self" movement promises that life-logging and data-tracking can make us smarter. Frances Stonor Saunders

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 03 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Is Regional Policy a Waste of Time? 03 June 2013

    The gap between English north and south is growing. But does government have the answer? In the north-east, Alison Wolf

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 27 May 13MB

    Analysis: Is Labour abandoning the State? 27 May 2013

    Mukul Devichand hears from leading Labour Party figures who want a radical new welfare settlement, saying the state

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 25 Mar 13MB

    Analysis: Nudge theory in practice 25 March 2013

    Governments should incentivise rather than force citizens to behave better, according to the book "Nudge". Author Cass

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 18 Mar 13MB

    Analysis: Who decides if I'm a woman? 18 Mar 2013

    A spat between feminist Suzanne Moore and transgender rights activists played out on social networking sites, and then

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 11 Mar 13MB

    Analysis: Three Score Years and Twenty 11 Mar 2013

    As more and more people look forward to ever longer life, Chris Bowlby examines what it's like to grow old in Britain

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 04 Mar 13MB

    Analysis: Islamists International 04 Mar 2013

    The Muslim Brotherhood's influence extends far beyond its Egyptian base. Christopher de Bellaigue investigates a network

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 25 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: Vulgar Keynesians 25 Feb 2013

    Radical American critics of the left's current thinking on the economy outline their critique to Tim Finch. Is it time

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 18 Feb 14MB

    Analysis: Making the best of a bad job 18 Feb 2013

    David Goodhart considers whether the declining status of basic jobs can be halted and even reversed. Successive

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 11 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: Creative Destruction 11 Feb 2013

    As high street names close for good, Analysis asks if such failures are necessary for future growth. Or is "creative

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 04 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: The Alawis 04 Feb 2013

    Owen Bennett Jones looks at Syria's Alawis, the secretive Shia sect to which President Assad belongs. Who are the Alawis

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 28 Jan 13MB

    Analysis: A Scottish Pound? 28 Jan 2013

    The cash question facing an independent Scotland. Chris Bowlby discovers the key role of currency in debate about the

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 21 Jan 13MB

    Analysis: Just Deserts 21 Jan 2013

    Workers once won the fight for rewards at work, now executives dominate. Michael Blastland asks how bosses have become

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 12 Nov 13MB

    Analysis: Green shoots of the Arab Spring 12 Nov 2012

    Are Egyptians questioning authority more as a result of the Arab Spring? Christopher de Bellaigue investigates for

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 05 Nov 13MB

    Analysis: Left turn to Catholic Social Teaching 05 Nov 2012

    As leading opposition politicians with no prospect of more money to spend in Government look for new ideas, as bankers

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 29 Oct 13MB

    Analysis: Labour, the left and Europe 29 Oct 2012

    A Eurosceptic Labour Party might seem unthinkable. But the European Union is changing and so too should Labour’s

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 22 Oct 14MB

    Analysis: School of hard facts 22 Oct 2012

    Michael Gove is a fan of E.D. Hirsch, the American educational thinker. Fran Abrams explores Hirsch’s radical ideas

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 15 Oct 14MB

    Analysis: Alternative economic cultures 15 Oct 2012

    Professor Manuel Castells says the current financial crisis is more than just an economic downturn. The causes are so

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 09 Oct 13MB

    Analysis: Keeping the free market faith 08 Oct 2012

    Free market capitalism has fallen into disrepute. Even the British Conservative party is blaming the financial crisis on

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 01 Oct 13MB

    Analysis: Obama's Foreign Policy 01 Oct 2012

    Obama’s foreign policy: has the Nobel peace prize-winning President been as hawkish as his predecessor?

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 24 Sep 14MB

    Analysis: Sick Society? 24 Sep 2012

    A health gap exists in Britain: people in the wealthiest parts of the country, live on average more than a decade longer

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 17 Sep 13MB

    Analysis: Political Prejudice 17 Sep 2012

    How politically rational are you? What are your views on global warming, nanotechnology or the value of IQ tests - and

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 10 Sep 14MB

    Analysis Extra: The Philosopher's Arms: Law and Morality 17 Sep 2012

    Why obey the law? Is there anything wrong with going through a red light at 3am in the morning if nobody is around? Does

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 10 Sep 13MB

    Analysis Extra: The Philosopher's Arms: Sorites' Heap 10 Sep 2012

    Fuzzy logic and baldness: what's the connection? According to the Sorites' Paradox, it's impossible to go bald. If you

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 03 Sep 13MB

    Analysis Extra: The Philosopher’s Arms: The Fake Van Gogh 03 Sep 2012

    Imagine a perfect art fake. A fake Van Gogh that is completely indistinguishable from the original. Does that mean

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 27 Aug 13MB

    Analysis Extra: The Philosopher’s Arms: Theseus’ Ship 27 Aug 2012

    Personal Identity is a topic that’s long intrigued philosophers. What makes you you? What makes you the same person

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 08 Aug 20MB

    Analysis Extra: The EU Debate 08 AUG 2012

    Should Britain stay in the European Union? With the crisis continuing in the eurozone, recent polls suggest that the

    Duration: 43 mins

  • 09 Jul 13MB

    Analysis: China's Battle of Ideas 09.07.12

    China's politburo experiencing an internal power struggle. It is about ideological more than personal rivalry. Mukul

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 02 Jul 13MB

    Analysis: The Gold Standard 02 JUL 2012

    Paper money versus gold backed currencies. Simon Jack asks if our financial system would be more stable if money was

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 25 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Eurogeddon II 25.06.12

    Disintegration or superstate? As the crisis deepens in the Eurozone, Chris Bowlby imagines the EU's future. What will

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 18 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Cameron's Swede Dreams 18.06.12

    The "Swedish model" of welfare was once a left wing obsession. Now it's a Tory one too. Jo Fidgen investigates the truth

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 11 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Wasted Youth 11 June 2012

    School leavers struggled to find work even in the boom years. Paul Johnson of the IFS asks why employers have become so

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 04 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Steve Keen - why economics is bunk 4 May 2012

    Newsnight Economics Editor Paul Mason interviews the controversial economist Steve Keen before an audience at the LSE.

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 28 May 13MB

    Analysis: Middle East: too soon for democracy? 28.05.12

    Edward Stourton explores the prospects for post-revolution government, following the Arab Spring. Elections are being

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 24 May 14MB

    Analysis: Preparing for Eurogeddon 20.05.12

    As Greece teeters on the brink of ejection from the Eurozone, Chris Bowlby reveals the scenarios likely to follow a

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 26 Mar 14MB

    Analysis: What is money? 26 Mar 12

    Is the value of money determined by anything more than our willingess to believe in it? Frances Stonor Saunders tries to

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 19 Mar 13MB

    Analysis: War Gaming Iran 19 Mar 12

    Can war between Iran and the West over Iran's nuclear programme be averted? Leading Israeli, Iranian, American and

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 12 Mar 13MB

    Analysis: Nassim Taleb - Downing Street guru 12 Mar 12

    Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb is Downing Street's favourite intellectual. Janan Ganesh of The Economist

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 05 Mar 13MB

    Analysis: Neue Labour 02 Mar 12

    Should Germany be the model for our future economy? Some British politicians, especially in the Labour party, think so.

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 27 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: America - The Right Way 27 Feb 12

    The American primaries - Justin Webb explores what they reveal about the state of the right in the US. Is the Republican

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 20 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: Profits before pay 20 Feb 12

    Wages have failed to rise in line with profits since the early 1980s. Duncan Weldon, a senior economist at the Trades

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 13 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: Preparing for Eurogeddon 13 Feb 12

    Europe thinks the unthinkable - what happens if the Eurozone splits. What would happen to the banking sector, how would

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 06 Feb 14MB

    Analysis: Sheikh Rachid Gannouchi 06 Feb 12

    After the Arab Spring, Islamic parties have won elections: should the world fear or trust them? Sheikh Rachid Gannouchi,

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 30 Jan 13MB

    Analysis: Do schools make a difference? 30 Jan 12

    New school league tables have been brought in by the government to help parents choose. But do we really know what makes

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 23 Jan 13MB

    Analysis: Capitalists against the Super Rich 23 Jan 12

    Defenders of capitalism are turning against the undeserving rich. Edward Stourton asks those on the centre-right who now

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 02 Jan 13MB

    Analysis Extra: Foreigner Policy 02 Jan 12

    UK Immigration: were the unprecedented numbers of people migrating to Britain in the Labour era the result of a policy

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 26 Dec 13MB

    Analysis Extra: Doesn't Everyone? 26 Dec 11

    Are the political elite losing touch with how most voters really live, asks Michael Blastland in this edition of

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 19 Dec 13MB

    Analysis Extra: Dead Cert 19 Dec 11

    Certainty: is the lust for it a sin? And if so, should politics fear for its soul? Michael Blastland makes a plea for

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 12 Dec 13MB

    Analysis Extra: Divorcing Europe 12 Dec 11

    EU withdrawal is being seriously discussed for the first time in a generation. But how would it work? In a programme

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 05 Dec 14MB

    Analysis Extra: Jackanory Politics 05 Dec 11

    Storytelling is an art that our politicians are keen to use on us. But are their stories getting in the way of making

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 28 Nov 14MB

    Analysis Extra: A Price Worth Paying? 28 Nov 11

    Banks are underwritten by the government in Britain. But should the taxpayer bail out so-called casino banks? In a

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 21 Nov 14MB

    Analysis Extra: Martin Wolf: New Global Economics 2 21 Nov 11

    Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator of the Financial Times asks what changes are neeeded to the global financial

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 15 Nov 14MB

    Analysis Extra: Martin Wolf: New Global Economics 1 14 Nov 11

    Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, examines how the world economy has changed since the

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 14 Nov 14MB

    Analysis: The Darwin Economy 14 Nov 11

    Professor Robert Frank tells an audience at the LSE that Darwin was a greater economist than Adam Smith. Newsnight's

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 07 Nov 14MB

    Analysis: Do leaders make a difference? 07 Nov 11

    We talk much of personal leadership being the key to change in, say, politics or business. But how much can such figures

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 31 Oct 13MB

    Analysis: A New Black Politics? 13 Oct 11

    David Goodhart meets the politicians who claim to advocate on behalf of Britain's black communities and asks how the

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 24 Oct 13MB

    Analysis: Cultural diplomacy 24 Oct 11

    Frances Stonor Saunders investigates how the UK government uses culture as a tool of soft power and asks whether it does

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 17 Oct 13MB

    Analysis: Euroscepticism Uncovered 17 Oct 11

    As opinion polls suggest that half of Britons would vote to leave Europe altogether, Edward Stourton asks if the

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 10 Oct 13MB

    Analysis: Hezbollah 10 Oct 11

    Owen Bennett Jones looks at the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah, regarded by some in the West as terrorists and others

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 03 Oct 13MB

    Analysis: Aid or Immigration? 03 Oct 11

    The government is committed to protecting the aid budget. Frances Cairncross asks if actually cutting state aid and

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 26 Sep 13MB

    Analysis: Libya's Islamic Capitalists 26 Sep 11

    With Colonel Gaddafi gone, Hugh Miles asks if Libya could transform itself into an Islamic capitalist model for the

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 19 Sep 13MB

    Analysis: Non-Riotous Behaviour 19 Sep 11

    On the topic of riots, philosopher Roger Scruton tells us, "What needs explaining is why they don't occur, not why they

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 03 Aug 20MB

    Keynes vs Hayek - The LSE Debate 3 AUG 2011

    John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek are regarded as two of the twentieth century’s greatest economists. Modern day

    Duration: 44 mins

  • 11 Jul 13MB

    Analysis: Unsure about Sure Start 11 Jul 11

    The government says that despite budget cuts it is committed to Sure Start Children's Centres - one of the defining

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 04 Jul 13MB

    Analysis: Scotland 04 Jul 11

    Defying the downturn, Scotland seems to have free public services the rest of the UK is denied. Anne McElvoy assesses

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 28 Jun 14MB

    Analysis: Is America Doomed? 27 Jun 2011

    Justin Webb asks whether the United States is capable of averting economic meltdown.

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 20 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Hague's Middle East 20 Jun 11

    Popular uprisings from Cairo to Damascus shook the West's longstanding foreign policy. Edward Stourton asks Foreign

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 13 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Egypt's New Islamists 13 Jun 11

    Edward Stourton asks if the Egyptian revolution spells the end of old-style Islamism. As groups like the Muslim

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 06 Jun 13MB

    Analysis: Goodbye the Golden Eggs of Banking? 06 Jun 11

    With calls growing for Britain to rebalance its economy away from banking, Janan Ganesh asks if we should really be so

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 30 May 13MB

    Analysis: Unhealthy Expectations?: 30 May 11

    The government’s proposed changes to the NHS are prompting much political discussion. But is it all avoiding the real

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 21 Mar 13MB

    Analysis: Blue Labour: 21 Mar 2011

    David Goodhart examines a radical plan to win back Labour's working-class supporters.

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 14 Mar 13MB

    Analysis: Muscular Liberalism: 14 Mar 2011

    David Walker examines the prime minister's proposals for 'muscular liberalism'.

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 07 Mar 13MB

    Analysis: Testing the Emotions: 07 Mar 2011

    Fran Abrams asks whether children need to be taught emotional and social skills in school.

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 28 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: Rethinking the Middle East: 28 Feb 2011

    Maha Azzam examines the long term implications of the recent uprisings in the Middle East.

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 21 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: The Orange Book: Clegg's Political Lemon? 21 Feb 2011

    Edward Stourton assesses where the Liberal Democrats' influential right wing is heading.

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 14 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: The Big Society: 14 Feb 2011

    In this week's Analysis, Chris Bowlby looks at what happens when government plans for the Big Society meet reality.

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 07 Feb 13MB

    Analysis: Radical Economics: escaping credit serfdom: 07 Feb 11

    Paul Mason asks whether the expansion of credit created a new form of worker exploitation.

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 31 Jan 14MB

    Analysis: Yo Hayek! 31 Jan 11

    Jamie Whyte looks at the free market Austrian School of FA Hayek. The global recession has revived interest in this area

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 24 Jan 13MB

    Analysis: On Trust 24 Jan 10

    In the first programme of a new series, Edward Stourton interviews the eminent political philosopher, Onora O'Neill, on

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 15 Nov 13MB

    Analysis: The deserving and the undeserving poor: 15 Nov 2010

    Chris Bowlby asks whether a state welfare system can ever distinguish between those who deserve help and those who do

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 08 Nov 13MB

    Analysis: Rehabilitation: A sub-prime investment? 8 Nov 2010

    Emma Jane Kirby investigates Kenneth Clarke's promised "rehabilitation revolution".

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 01 Nov 13MB

    Analysis: Defence: no stomach for the fight? 01 Nov 2010

    With future defence under scrutiny Kenneth Payne asks: are we losing the will to wage war?

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 25 Oct 14MB

    Analysis: A secret history of Analysis: 25 Oct 2010

    Analysis is 40 years old this year. Michael Blastland uncovers the intriguing cold war history of the BBC's most

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 18 Oct 13MB

    Analysis: Turkey: staying secular insha'Allah: 18 Oct 2010

    Turkey is on the rise, economically and politically. Edward Stourton examines the apparent contradiction of its secular

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 11 Oct 13MB

    Analysis: The Spirit Level: 11 Oct 2010

    Is inequality bad for society as a whole? Mukul Devichand tries to settle the statistical argument kicked off by the

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 04 Oct 13MB

    Analysis: Whatever Happened to Sisterhood? 04 Oct 2010

    Budget cuts will hit women three times harder than men. Why aren't feminists protesting?

    Duration: 29 mins

  • 27 Sep 13MB

    Analysis: Bigging it up: 27 Sep 2010

    Anne McElvoy examines what the origins of the government's Big Society idea tell us.

    Duration: 28 mins

  • 20 Sep 13MB

    Analysis: What's wrong with child labour? 20 Sep 2010

    Fran Abrams asks why the idea of children earning money causes such unease.

    Duration: 29 mins