AQ – Volume 84, Issue 3

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Open Source Research – Competition, Cooperation or Both?

Times, they are a changing. Where once academic papers were tightly controlled by publishing gatekeepers, we are now seeing a push towards Open Access science, where information is available to all, not just the few. In a world of shared information, Open Science becomes possible, where collaboration and cooperation are not stifled by convoluted data protections or paywalls. The future of Open Science is exciting and is set to change the way in which we conduct research.

Matthew Todd

Autism and the Creation of a Phenomenon

Autism has an uncanny knack of attracting headlines. Barely a week goes by without news agencies heralding some startling fact about the developmental disorder – a new gene, a new cause, a new ‘cure’. The non-stop coverage must lead the casual reader to the conclusion that there is an epidemic of autism sweeping Western societies. Why has autism become such a phenomenon within society? And does the evidence point to a biological or sociological explanation?

Andrew Whitehouse


The Legacy of Adolf Hitler – Under a Long Shadow

One of Hitler’s most enduring legacies was to render the democratic principle suspect. Hitler was, of course, no democrat. Yet by a bitter irony he was the product of a democratic process. Europe emerged out of World War II a very different place and the political inheritance of Hitler’s meteoric rise to infamy still echoes today in the power-structures of the Eurozone. As Europe teeters, AQ looks at the long shadow that Hitler still casts from his place in history.

Michael Lynch

The Rise of Hitlerism

Originally published in 1933, this article reflects a time between world wars; a world that was watching Hitler’s growing power and wondering whether Nazism would collapse beneath its own hatred or would it exact some as-yet-unforeseeable mark on the history of Europe. We know how the story ends, but can we recognise the similarities to our own modern age, and learn the lessons of the past?

S. H. Roberts