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This impact case study shows the impact of Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison’s book on class inequality, and charts who in politics and the elite industries have been listening to its recommendations. …Read more

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by Natalie Armitage Anita Duda and Yvonne Field  |  4th May 2021

Natalie Armitage, Anita Duda and Yvonne Field launch The Ubele Initiative’s Booska Paper, an exposure of structural racism in the third sector and the impact of COVID-19 on funding attitudes in the UK.…Read more

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by Mel Steer Simin Davoudi Mark Shucksmith and Liz Todd  |  28th April 2021

Mel Steer, Simin Davoudi, Mark Shucksmith and Liz Todd, editors of 'Hope Under Neoliberal Austerity', outline the lessons we can learn from recent examples of collaboration between university academics and civic organisations. …Read more

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by Stephen Cook  |  22nd April 2021

Stephen Cook, co-author of 'What Have Charities Ever Done for Us?', reports on the latest instalment in the debate on charities’ involvement in the so-called culture war over the narratives that define our national identity and history.…Read more

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by Stephen Cook and Tania Mason  |  13th April 2021

Conversation around charities has become increasingly negative over recent decades. Stephen Cook and Tania Mason, authors of 'What Have Charities Ever Done for Us?', rebalance the debate by showing the breadth and depth of the contribution charities make.…Read more

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by Janice Morphet  |  6th April 2021

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks to Janice Morphet about how we see the devolved governments differently because of the pandemic and how central government is using both COVID and Brexit to attempt to recentralise power.…Read more

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by Peter Beresford  |  15th March 2021

In this podcast, Jess Miles speaks to Peter Beresford about his new book, 'Participatory Ideology', why we need to change the way we look at ideology and how more of us can be included in its creation.…Read more

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by Mary P Murphy and John Hogan  |  5th March 2021

Mary C Murphy and John Hogan, editors of 'Policy Analysis in Ireland', consider how austerity since 2008 has deepened public service fault lines exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland.…Read more

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by Johan Christensen with Sarah Brown  |  24th February 2021

Johan Christensen, and Sarah Brown, discuss the sudden demand for experts during the COVID-19 pandemic and how much influence these experts actually have over public policies.…Read more

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Ian Cummins, author of 'Welfare and Punishment', presents an analysis of the punitive turn since 1979 that has resulted in a huge increase in the prison population and a shredding of the welfare safety net.…Read more