Analysis is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursdays at 2030 GMT and repeated on Sundays at 2130 GMT.

For more than 30 years, Analysis has been examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad.

The subjects the programme covers range from the principles guiding foreign policy to the influence of Darwinism on present-day ideas about human nature; from arguments about whether the better-off will be more willing to pay higher tax to the reasons behind the rise of the populist Right in Europe.

Our presenters are distinguished writers, journalists and academics; our contributors are policy-makers or leading authorities in their fields.