Rich Russians: Laurie Taylor talks to Elisabeth Schimpfossl, Lecturer in Sociology at Aston University, about her study of the changing nature of the Russian elite, from oligarchs to bourgeoisie. Also, millionaire tax flight - myth or reality? Cristobal Young, Associate Professor of Sociology at Cornell University, suggests that location is surprisingly important to the rich. Producer: Jayne Egerton
society & culture,
news & politics,
Palaces for the People: the decline in civic life.
Push buttons: pleasure, panic and the politics of pushing.
Creativity re-examined. Has it become a meaningless buzz word for our times?
Post-truth - what is it and how did we get to this point?
Laurie Taylor explores the life and times of the American train hopping hobo.
Laurie Taylor presents a special edition recorded at the Open University in Milton Keynes.
Laurie Taylor explores the latest research into how society works.
'Selfies' - narcissism or self-expression? Also, choosing to disconnect from ICTs.
Gangs and spirituality - can religious belief lead members away from crime?
China - how was it lifted out of poverty and what does the future hold?
How the meanings of light and dark have changed over time in the context of urban life.
Laurie Taylor considers what it means to be very tall, very big or very short.
Should business schools be shut down? Laurie Taylor examines the arguments.
Law and Order: the drama series revisited 40 years later.
Marx and Marxism revisited.
Laurie Taylor analyses the social and political consequences of our digitised world.
Universal Basic Income - could it work?
Menswear revolution - the changes in men's clothes over time.