Professor Ravinder Barn
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Professor of Social Policy in the Centre for Criminology and Sociology at Royal Holloway, University of London

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'Race' and Adoption Crusades in 21st Century Britain

(24) Comments | Posted 13 February 2013 | (00:00)

The 'race' and adoption reforms put forward by Michael Gove, secretary of state for education, in England are undoubtedly an ideological crusade - not unlike the ideology around the elimination of religion in the former Soviet Union.

Adoption has traditionally been about 'matching' to help children feel a sense...

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Social Media and Protest - The Indian Spring?

(5) Comments | Posted 9 January 2013 | (00:00)

The recent brutal rape and murder of the 23-year-old Indian student has ignited a spark throughout India which has been described as a new movement and an awakening to demand action, fairness, gender equality and above all safety for girls and women of India.

What has been striking about...

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