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Poverty, wealth and inequality

by Alison Shaw  |  3rd April 2020

Alison Shaw, Chief Executive of Bristol University Press and Policy Press, considers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and how we can move beyond the catastrophe to improve lives and change societies for the better. …Read more

by Wendy Luttrell  |  31st March 2020

We live in a society where care is commodified, coerced, invisible and ‘passed on’ to others in ways that sustain inequality. Wendy Luttrell, author of 'Children Framing Childhoods: Working-class Kids’ Visions of Care', shows that it is time for a new narrative.…Read more

by Billie JD Porter  |  27th March 2020

Billie JD Porter, a writer, filmmaker and broadcast journalist, features in Mary O’Hara’s new book, 'The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative', out now. In this interview she looks at why we need to start talking about poverty and speaks to young people about how we can change the poverty narrative.…Read more

by Marius Guderjan Hugh Mackay and Gesa Stedman  |  24th March 2020

Marius Guderjan, Hugh Mackay and Gesa Stedman look at the impact of the election, Rishi Sunak's budget and developing trade agreements and immigration policy to explore Boris Johnson's increasingly exclusive populism and explain why their account of Brexit and austerity in 'Contested Britain: Brexit, Austerity and Agency' is framed with the notion of agency.…Read more

'Lovewall' by John Tyson on Unsplash
by Lisa McKenzie  |  20th March 2020

Lisa Mckenzie, author of 'Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain' argues that, if there has ever been a time where we need a prosocial politics, education system, business model and society, it is now.…Read more

sign in protest saying 'No more austerity'
by Mo Stewart  |  2nd March 2020

In the Influences and Consequences report, which is the conclusion of the ten-year Preventable Harm Project published by the Centre for Welfare Reform, Mo Stewart shows how US companies and right-wing ideology guaranteed the creation of the preventable harm of the UK disabled community who are unfit to work.…Read more

An empty school hallway
by Mary O'Hara  |  27th February 2020

Mary O'Hara writes about her experience of failing the 11+ to show the importance of encouraging people to believe they are not destined for failure.…Read more

by Kerry Hudson  |  21st February 2020

Author Kerry Hudson features in Mary O’Hara’s new book, 'The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative' which is out next week. In this interview, originally published on Project Twist-It, she talks about why she writes about poverty and why telling stories matters…Read more

Children eating
by Stephanie Denning  |  19th February 2020

Stephanie Denning, author of ‘Voluntary sector responses to food poverty: responding in the short term and working for longer-term change’ published in Voluntary Sector Review, explains how the voluntary sector has played a key role in responding to food poverty. Looking forward, she shows how its responses can help with people’s immediate need and also support longer-term change.…Read more

by Jane Millar and Peter Whiteford  |  14th February 2020

Jane Millar and Peter Whiteford look at how benefits systems can create unjust debts. This article is based on their recent paper in The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, winner of the 2019 Best Paper Prize of the Foundation for International Studies on Social Security (FISS).…Read more