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Protest signs saying 'no more austerity'
by Jon Robins and Daniel Newman  |  22nd June 2021

In this episode, Jess Miles speaks with Jon Robins and Daniel Newman, authors of 'Justice in a Time of Austerity: Stories From a System in Crisis', about the decimation of legal aid, the failings of our justice system, and how this has entrenched poverty and social inequality in our society.…Read more

Older lady being pushed through a field in a wheelchair.
by Bob Hudson  |  21st June 2021

Bob Hudson tracks the path that has led to the current adult social care policy impasse, and outlines what the options are for coming out of it. …Read more

Iron on a white shirt.
by Tom Boland and Ray Griffin  |  15th June 2021

Launching their new book ‘The Reformation of Welfare: The New Faith of the Labour Market’, Tom Boland and Ray Griffin chart the long history of attempts to reform the unemployed rather than simply investing in jobs for them. …Read more

Open piggy bank, with coins spilling out.
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

People at a concert.
by Oli Williams; Doreen Tembo; Josephine Ocloo; Meerat Kaur; Gary Hickey; Michelle Farr; and Peter Beresford  |  24th May 2021

The authors of two new Rapid Response titles on COVID and co-production question why the expansion of co-production in research and policy development has not found its way into pandemic response. They call for co-produced approaches as a way of working that can help address the social wrongs we now need to right. …Read more

Wide eyes in fear
by Matt Flinders  |  21st May 2021

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks with Matt Flinders, co-editor of the latest themed issue of Global Discourse, about the role of fear in politics and public policy.…Read more

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‘Nothing about us, without us’. Elizabeth George from National ugly Mugs explains how The Source, by giving a voice to sex workers of colour, is the first step in understanding the experiences of the most marginalised in society. …Read more

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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

Sign saying 'Black Lives Matter' hung over balcony
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

Person jumping in a puddle
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