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Economics and Society

by Mark Davis and Bruce Davis  |  7th September 2021

Mark Davis and Bruce Davis make the argument for crowdfunding as a way of putting people back in control of their money and the impact it has on the world, away from unelected financial experts. …Read more

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Jo Wilding outlines the plight of Afghan asylum applications in the UK and the severe inadequacy of the asylum system as a whole.…Read more

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Lee Marsden presents findings from his study examining the way social class has been portrayed in the UK media during the age of austerity.…Read more

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by Francesco Laruffa  |  4th August 2021

Francesco Laruffa talks about his research article "Promoting social goals through economisation? Social investment and the counterintuitive case of homelessness" which is currently available free to download from Policy & Politics.…Read more

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by Toni Prug Paško Bilić and Mislav Žitko  |  15th July 2021

Toni Prug, Paško Bilić and Mislav Žitko explain why it doesn’t make sense to challenge tech companies’ monopoly in the name of perfect competition.…Read more

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by Matthew Niblett and Kris Beuret  |  30th June 2021

Based on 'Why Travel: Understanding our Need to Move and How it Shapes our Lives', by Matthew Niblett and Kris Beuret, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the need to update travel demand analysis and appraisal.…Read more

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by Phil Allmendinger  |  16th June 2021

Phil Allmendinger reflects on the digital revolution’s effect on cities, warning us to look up from our smartphones and reengage with the ‘forgotten city’ – the parts that digital doesn’t touch.…Read more

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by Shaun Wilson  |  2nd June 2021

In our latest article on Transforming Society, Shaun Wilson makes the case for seizing this moment for a reform of the living wage for the benefit of wealth redistribution, worker health, productivity and social justice.…Read more

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by Kaitland M. Byrd  |  24th May 2021

Beyond the beleaguered urban restaurant industry, Kaitland Byrd, author of 'Southern Craft Food Diversity', reminds us of the diversity and marginalization of the producers who supply these restaurants with southern craft products.…Read more

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by Heather Whiteside Stephen McBride and Bryan Evans  |  12th May 2021

Heather Whiteside, Stephen McBride and Bryan Evans, authors of 'Varieties of Austerity', consider the austerity measures adopted in response to the global financial crisis and the knock-on effect these have had on the COVID-19 situation.…Read more