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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, The hidden life of domestic things

Laurie Taylor explores the likely costs and benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and looks at the life of domestic things hidden in drawers and lofts.

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) has stirred more passionate controversy than any other trade negotiations. Critics suggest it will undermine democracy and workers' rights, lowering health and safety standards and eroding public services; supporters claim it will produce spectacular growth and job creation. Laurie Taylor explores the likely costs and benefits in a discussion with Gabriel Siles-Brugge, Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester and co-author of an analysis of the TTIP. They're joined by the Rt Hon Lord Maude of Horsham, Minister of State for Trade and Investment. Also, the hidden life of domestic things. Sophie Woodward, Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester, explores the dormant objects we stash away in drawers, cupboards and lofts. What can they tell us about the history of our homes, lives and relationships?

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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28 minutes

Dormant Things Project - University of Manchester

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  • Wed 4 Nov 2015 16:00
  • Mon 9 Nov 2015 00:15

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