The Hargreaves review (2011) of UK Intellectual Property noted the weakness of the evidentiary base on the impact of patents and how they are used in the UK. Suma Athreye (Brunel Business School) explores some of the issues.

http://podcast.open.ac.uk/pod/International-Development-20140903#!79c8d6...

Do the BRICS countries herald a new dawn for democracy or continued political repression? Professor Patrick Bond (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) discusses BRICS: An Anti-Capitalist Critique, his new book from Pluto Press, co-edited with Ana Garcia.

http://podcast.open.ac.uk/pod/International-Development-20140903#!d43d80...

Valerie Amato (OU) highlights emerging and future models of multi-stakeholder collaboration, and shows the relevance of systems thinking and complexity science to the collective learning and action necessary if the global goals are to be realised.

http://podcast.open.ac.uk/pod/International-Development-20140903#!9f64b9...

Towards Inclusive Innovation, Asian Drivers, Global Value Chains and the Role of Commodities: Celebrating Raphael Kaplinsky’s Research.

To watch: http://www.open.ac.uk/ikd/podcasts/towards-inclusive-innovation-asian-dr...

Using a Freirean approach to review the global labour movement's identity, Fenella Porter (ILTUS, Ruskin College) argues that many trade unions need to reform not just their structures but their relationship with workers and the new landscape of work.

http://podcast.open.ac.uk/pod/International-Development-20140903#!0a0ed9...

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