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by Alan Leitch  |  14th April 2021

Alan Leitch, Chairman of Compass Independent Publishing Services, discusses bookshops, why they matter and what we can do to keep them.…Read more

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Michelle Jayman, co-editor of 'Supporting New Digital Natives', calls for pupils’ mental health and wellbeing to be at the forefront of education recovery strategies.…Read more

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by Lisa McKenzie  |  8th April 2021

Lisa Mckenzie launches the Kickstarter campaign Lockdown Diaries of the Working Class (UK), the publication of a graphic novel through which marginalised working-class people voice their own experience, rather than have it spoken about. …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

Tim Wakeman profiles some recent victories by Acorn Oxford, a syndicalist organisation fighting for tenants’ rights in one of the most expensive places to live in the UK, and argues that the Acorn model could be used on more or less any issue to bring change.…Read more

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by Jonathan Reades and Martin Crookston  |  18th March 2021

Jonathan Reades and Martin Crookston, authors of 'Why Face-to-Face Still Matters', consider the long-term impact of COVID-19, artificial intelligence and IT on cities and urban life.…Read more

Coinciding with the publication of his new book ‘COVID-19 and Risk’, Andy Alaszewski considers whether the strategy of prioritising the most vulnerable for vaccinations is the most effective one. …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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Following the publication of the government’s Transforming public procurement Green Paper, which aims to speed up and simplify procurement processes, Mark Neild, senior lecturer at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, calls for a radical rethink of public service commissioning to reflect the public’s values, not economic value.…Read more

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Clive Diaz, author of 'Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work', looks at the first indications of the effects of COVID-19 and adapted social worker practices on the levels of loneliness and anxiety in children in care and care leavers. …Read more