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Glass ceiling.
by Russell Sandberg  |  1st July 2021

This policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the need to update out-of-date marriage law and suggests a series of reforms to the law on adult intermate relationships. …Read more

Man walking through a desert
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

Phone and tablets forming mountains with people climbing over them.
by Gwennaelle Horlait  |  28th June 2021

Gwennaelle Horlait outlines the work of ATD Fourth World which offers peer support, knowledge and experiences to overcome poverty in 34 countries around the world.…Read more

Protesters.

Based on 'Justice in a Time of Austerity: Stories From a System in Crisis', by Jon Robins and Daniel Newman, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the urgent need for a wholesale reappraisal of what a properly funded system of legal support looks like.…Read more

City lights reflecting onto water.
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

Homeless man sleeping in mask.
by Clare Bambra Julia Lynch and Katherine E Smith  |  15th June 2021

Clare Bambra, Julia Lynch and Katherine E Smith dispel the myth that COVID-19 is an equality of opportunity disease. They outline how it kills unequally, is experienced unequally and impoverishes unequally... and that this inequality could have been avoided. …Read more

Hand squeezing yellow stress ball with smiley face on it.
by Lena Wang and Chia-huei Wu  |  8th June 2021

In this article, reposted from Psychology Today, Ying Wang, co-author of Work and Personality Change, shows how recognising the role of work on personality development will allow organisations and individuals to achieve better positive personality growth.…Read more

Rows of yellow ducks with one blue duck.
by Claes-Fredrik Helgesson Steve Woolgar David Moats and Else Vogel  |  4th June 2021

The editors of The Imposter as Social Theory - Steve Woolgar, Else Vogel, David Moats and Claes-Fredrik Helgesson - introduce the contemporary concept of impostering. They bring in examples from politics and film culture to give us a taste of the tangles that surround the imposter figure and the destabilisation of social order they generate. …Read more

Pride march with giant pride flag above their heads.
by Shannon Kneis  |  1st June 2021

Our editor's reading recommendations to celebrate Pride, including journals from our pride collection that are free until the end of July and a diverse list of books. …Read more

Red painted shoes

Acclaimed activist and scholar Gill Hague talks with Jess Miles about the inspiring and powerful story of the women’s liberation movement and the domestic violence movement in particular, as told in her book, 'History and Memories of the Domestic Violence Movement: We’ve Come Further Than You Think'.…Read more