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An economy for all?
The economy is there to serve the public and not the other way round. Scope looks at the inversion of this relationship and why a revolution in economic thinking could have huge benefits for local people.
Is democracy working for Northern Ireland? Not really ....
The publication of a ground-breaking report into the state of democracy in Northern Ireland this week could not have been better timed.
Another fudge for Integrated Education
Integration is an oversubscribed aspect of our education system but continually faces barriers to growth. The burial of a new, independent and departmentally-commissioned report is just the latest example.
Stormont: why quieter voices need to be heard
It is time that quieter voices were heard in the current political debate.
The art of understanding trauma
Shannon Yee suffered acquired brain injury nearly a decade ago, before composing a show that puts the audience through her experience. She tells Scope about recovery and some of the direct benefits of artistic expression.
Troubles with bubbles
Joe Kenny - @j0ekenny - writes about his experience of being blind and going through Northern Ireland’s education system, and then onto college, in the 80s and 90s.
Sex education in schools – it’s not about sex
Scope speaks with the Family Planning Association about how and why they think local sex education – or, rather, relationship and sexuality education – is inadequate.
The third sector and 2017: uncertainty and necessity
In a difficult period for NI, community and voluntary organisations will be more important than ever, despite facing huge difficulties. Scope speaks with NICVA CEO Seamus McAleavey about the current uncertainty.
It's not just politics but government itself that's not working
The prime purpose of government is to devise and implement public policy.
Debate of the week: citizen’s budget
In an era of public dissatisfaction with politics some feel greater engagement from Joe Public can both create better policy and improve the relationship between Stormont and voters.
The draft Programme for Government and education
Scope takes a look at the draft PfG, currently out for consultation, and the educational aspects of its strategic aims and associated indicators.
Debate of the Week: Middletown Centre for Autism
This week’s look at Stormont touches on autism provision – something of which there is a serious shortfall in NI.
Debate of the week: meet the new plan, same as the old plan
The new Health Minister brought her 10-year plan for health reform to the floor on Tuesday.
Health reform, part two – stubborn opposition
Scope looks at media shortcomings and the spectre of a populist threat to health reform that just won’t go away.