‘Good Allies’: How Australia and New Zealand entered the Vietnam War
Dr Caroline Page received a British Academy Small Research Grant to study the interplay between official propaganda and public opinion on the Vietnam War in Australia and New Zealand, 1965–1973. Here she reveals how the need to be perceived as good allies of the US drew the two countries into …
British Academy Review, Issue 15, March 2010
Features: Electoral systems. Also: The family. The articles in this issue illustrate how humanities and social science scholarship contributes to a wide range of topical issues, either through direct contributions to public debate, or through intriguing parallels.
The Fiscal Challenge
The state of the public finances, which have deteriorated markedly since the onset of the recession, is a major Election issue. It provoked an exchange of letters in the ‘Sunday Times’ and the ‘Financial Times’, leading to media focus on the pace of tightening in the near term. Fellows of …
Financial and Economic Horizon-scanning
In December 2009 a British Academy Forum considered what steps might be taken by government agencies to anticipate and prepare for any future shocks to the financial system and the global economy. The two convenors of the Forum, Professor Tim Besley FBA and Professor Peter Hennessy FBA, summarised the discussion …
Death Tolls and our Perception of Human Fatalities
The news coverage of the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile has been dominated by reports of ever increasing death tolls. One of the British Academy-funded Newton International Fellows, Dr Christopher Olivola, offers an explanation of why as individuals we react in such contrasting ways to different mortality rates.