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COVID-19

Leland Harper, contributor to the new issue of Global Discourse on the politics of fear, charts the marked differences in the effects of COVID-19 on Black and White America and explains why it’s essential to use race-based data in developing policy responses to the pandemic. …Read more

Children playing in bubbles.
by Orsolya Lelkes  |  18th May 2021

How can we create a thriving life for us all that doesn’t come at the price of ecological destruction? Drawing on science and ancient Greek philosophy, Orsolya Lelkes details how we can cultivate our skills for enjoying life without harming ourselves or others, and live autonomous, creative and connected lives.…Read more

Person holding out pennies in their hands
by Heather Whiteside Stephen McBride and Bryan Evans  |  12th May 2021

Heather Whiteside, Stephen McBride and Bryan Evans, authors of 'Varieties of Austerity', consider the austerity measures adopted in response to the global financial crisis and the knock-on effect these have had on the COVID-19 situation.…Read more

Heads made of paper in different skin tones

Natalie Darko, author of 'Engaging Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in Health Research', warns us to look more carefully before vilifying groups as vaccine-hesitant. She calls for research into their concerns about the vaccine and health care generally to be much more collaborative, involving the communities themselves.…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

A row of police with riot shields
by Ross Deuchar Vaughn Crichlow and Seth Fallik  |  30th April 2021

Based on 'Police–Community Relations in Times of Crisis: Decay and Reform in the Post-Ferguson Era', by Ross Deuchar, Vaughn Crichlow and Seth Fallik, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around how to create a shared understanding of the nuances to police-community relations.…Read more

A person behind glass with water droplets
by Robin Finlay and Peter Hopkins  |  20th April 2021

Robin Finlay and Peter Hopkins outline their research with women asylum-seekers and refugees in Glasgow and Newcastle, showing how COVID-19 has exacerbated their existing difficulties.…Read more

Sign saying 'books'
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

school kids wearing masks

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

Art saying 'Granddaughter cycled past shouting "don't die Sally"'
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