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Following his appointment to the LSE in 1950, Richard Titmuss set about creating the academic field we nowadays call Social Policy. Here, John Stewart, author of 'Richard Titmuss: A Commitment to Welfare', thinks about what Titmuss might have made of the coronavirus crisis. …Read more

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by Lynzi Armstrong and Gillian Abel  |  22nd July 2020

Lynzi Armstrong and Gillian Abel, editors of 'Sex Work and the New Zealand Model', discuss the unique laws around sex work in New Zealand, and how these laws have had an impact on the country's COVID-19 elimination efforts.…Read more

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Marjorie Mayo, author of 'Community-based Learning and Social Movements', explores the rapid increase in mutual aid groups in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges they are likely to face and whether they will help to build more hopeful communities for the future. …Read more

Father and daughter at table
by Paul Hodkinson and Rachel Brooks  |  17th July 2020

Paul Hodkinson and Rachel Brooks, authors of 'Sharing Care', explain some of the key findings from their research into the experiences of fathers who take on an equal or greater share of caregiving, and explore what their conclusions might suggest about the prospects for them amidst the COVID-19 lockdown.…Read more

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by Killian Mullan  |  16th July 2020

Killian Mullan, author of 'A Child’s Day', discusses how children spent their free time prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, and how the pandemic and closing of schools has further impacted their use of time.…Read more

Newspaper cutouts about COVID-19
by Michiel Van Oudheusden Fabien Medvecky and Stevienna de Saille  |  15th July 2020

Michiel Van Oudheusden, Fabien Medvecky and Stevienna de Saille, co-authors of 'Responsibility Beyond Growth', discuss people's hopes for durable change after lockdown and why it's important to bring political and economic realities into debates about our ‘post-COVID’ future.…Read more

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by John Hudson Neil Lunt and Ruth Patrick  |  10th July 2020

John Hudson, Neil Lunt and Ruth Patrick, contributors to the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, discuss whether the COVID-19 pandemic will change attitudes, and policies, regarding welfare, with examples including footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign on child poverty. They identify three key things to look out for in the coming months.…Read more

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by Kevin Albertson, Mary Corcoran and Jake Phillips  |  9th July 2020

Kevin Albertson, Mary Corcoran and Jake Phillips, editors of 'Marketisation and Privatisation in Criminal Justice', discuss the marketisation and privatisation in criminal justice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.…Read more

Row of colourful houses
by Christine Whitehead  |  8th July 2020

Christine Whitehead, co-author of 'Understanding Affordability', explains why the private rented sector is the location for many of the biggest housing affordability issues, and outlines how the government can help in the aftermath of COVID-19.…Read more

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by Helen Kara  |  6th July 2020

Helen Kara, author of a number of Policy Press books, including the forthcoming second edition of Creative Research Methods, talks about the impact of lockdown and how the current situation might affect research in the future.…Read more