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The Lady is not for Wobbling: Mrs May, social care and spending political capital

The Lady is not for Wobbling: Mrs May, social care and spending political capital

26 May 2017
When is a wobble not a wobble? This might not seem the most obvious question to be asking in the context of the current General Election campaign but that’s exactly what makes it so important. Read more on our blog
Election focus: Missing the point – education in the #GE2017 manifestos

Election focus: Missing the point – education in the #GE2017 manifestos

24 May 2017
Stephen Ball, author of the best-selling The education debate (third edition out in August) gives a passionate take on how the party manifestos are missing what should be at the heart of education policy. Read more on our blog
Election focus: Avoiding Another Failed NHS Experiment

Election focus: Avoiding Another Failed NHS Experiment

22 May 2017
In the next post in our Election Focus series, David Hunter, author of The health debate, explains that the election must not become an excuse for shelving much needed health system transformation. Read more on our blog
Election focus: The General Election and Brexit – diversion, divisions and tactics

Election focus: The General Election and Brexit – diversion, divisions and tactics

19 May 2017
In the next piece in our election focus series, Janice Morphet looks at the impact of the general Election’s delay to Brexit negotiations, questions that aren’t being answered, how each party are approaching Brexit in their campaigns and the significance of tactical voting. Read more on our blog
Election focus: Manifestos on welfare should be about engagement, dignity and respect

Election focus: Manifestos on welfare should be about engagement, dignity and respect

16 May 2017
In this blog post, part of our Election Focus series, Ruth Patrick offers suggestions for what should be included in party manifestos on welfare reform, based on the six years of research into individuals’ experiences of social security and welfare reform in her book, For whose benefit? Read more on our blog
Celebrating 25 years of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice with a FREE anniversary article

Celebrating 25 years of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice with a FREE anniversary article

15 May 2017
In celebration of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice’s 25th anniversary, editors Rod Hick and Gill Main reflect on the achievements of the journal and release a selection of articles free to download for the remainder of 2017. Read more on our blog
Election focus: how can the Left re-engage the people?

Election focus: how can the Left re-engage the people?

12 May 2017
In the second of our blog pieces focusing on the fast-approaching General Election, Simon Winlow, co-author of The rise of the right asks how it can be that, against a background of social, financial and environmental catastrophe, a political party dedicated to the neoliberalism seem set to secure a large majority. How can the Left get the people on side again? Read more on our blog
Election focus: Housing policy predictions & radical solutions

Election focus: Housing policy predictions & radical solutions

11 May 2017
In this piece, Duncan Bowie, author of Radical solutions to the housing supply crisis looks at what housing policies may be included in the party manifestos and explains the radical solutions we need. Read more on our blog
The perversity in planning

The perversity in planning

10 May 2017
Adam Sheppard, co-author of The essential guide to planning law, discusses planning policy and, in particular, the Prior Approval system and how this affects the delivery of homes in our communities. Read more on our blog
Advising in Austerity

Advising in Austerity

27 Apr 2017
Research led by Prof Morag McDermont of University of Bristol Law School has explored the ways in which advice organisations such as Citizens Advice (CA) have become key actors in legal arenas, particularly for citizens who face the most disadvantage in upholding their rights. Read more on our blog
Academic Work, Fast and Slow

Academic Work, Fast and Slow

26 Apr 2017
Should academics strive to be ‘fast’ or ‘slow’? Helen Kara, author of Research and evaluation for busy students and practitioners, argues that there is not one, clear answer. Read more on our blog
Where is the harm in work?

Where is the harm in work?

20 Apr 2017
How do we recognise work-based exploitation and harm? Sam Scott, author of Labour exploitation and work-based harm, argues that the ‘harm in work’ might not always be as obvious as we think and that more needs to be done to protect employees from exploitation in the workplace. Read more on our blog
Family migration: Re-uniting across international borders

Family migration: Re-uniting across international borders

19 Apr 2017
Why have so many Polish families chosen to make the UK their home? In this blog post, Anne White discusses some of the motivations for and complexities of family migration to the UK, as explored in her book, Polish families and migration since EU accession, out today in paperback. Read more on our blog
Tax reform and a Corbyn-led government will save our local services

Tax reform and a Corbyn-led government will save our local services

13 Apr 2017
Peter Latham, author of Who stole the town hall?, argues that the Spring Budget highlighted the Conservative Party’s allegiance to the City of London, not the small businesses, entrepreneurs and self-employed they profess to support. Read more on our blog
Human-centred governance: transforming government from the outside-in

Human-centred governance: transforming government from the outside-in

12 Apr 2017
Design approaches are now being applied all over the world as a powerful approach to innovating public policies and services. Christian Bason, author of Leading public design: Discovering human-centred governance, argues that by bringing design methods into play, public managers can lead change with citizens at the centre, and discover a new model for steering public organisations: human-centred governance. Read more on our blog
Attitudes to social security in Britain today

Attitudes to social security in Britain today

10 Apr 2017
As new welfare reforms come into effect this month the editors of a special issue of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice explore attitudes to and experiences of welfare. Read more on our blog
Care and caring: challenge, crisis or opportunity?

Care and caring: challenge, crisis or opportunity?

7 Apr 2017
As the first issue of the International Journal of Care and Caring publishes, Sue Yeandle, Editor-in-Chief, highlights the global space that care now occupies and introduces the journal as a new forum where world-class knowledge about care, caring and carers can be shared. Read more on our blog
#EUfightback: staying hopeful and determined for a continent united in diversity

#EUfightback: staying hopeful and determined for a continent united in diversity

6 Apr 2017
In the wake of the triggering of Article 50, Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling and Benjamin Hennig, co-authors of The human atlas of Europe, find hope in the diversity that unites the European Union. Read more on our blog
Article 50: where we are now

Article 50: where we are now

4 Apr 2017
Janice Morphet, author of Beyond Brexit, looks at what the future holds for the U.K. after the triggering of Aritcle 50 and the formal beginning of the Brexit process. Read more on our blog
The truth about benefits sanctions

The truth about benefits sanctions

30 Mar 2017
300,000 people have had their benefits suddenly stopped by sanctions in the last 12 months, many of whom have been plunged into poverty, unable to heat their homes or even eat.On today’s National Day of Action Against Sanctions, Ruth Patrick highlights the reality of welfare reform as laid out in her new book, For whose benefit? Read more on our blog