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by Robin Hambleton  |  16th October 2020

Launching his new book ‘Cities and Communities beyond COVID-19’, Robin Hambleton calls for a harnessing of the response shown by local communities during the pandemic, in line with the theme of UN World Cities Day 2020.…Read more

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Drawing on the 'Moving, Always Moving' report from the Children's Society - published today - this article shows the value of listening to children speak about the failure of the policies that shape their lives, and calls for them to be heard in the post-COVID-19 rebuild.…Read more

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by Mary O'Hara  |  12th October 2020

'The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative' by Mary O'Hara is now available as an audiobook. In this afterword to the book, Mary shows how COVID-19 has laid bare huge inequality and disparities in wealth.…Read more

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by Janet Batsleer and James Duggan  |  9th October 2020

Janet Batsleer and James Duggan, authors of 'Young and Lonely: The Social Conditions of Loneliness', call for a new way of thinking and talking about young people’s loneliness.…Read more

Sunlight in a forest
by Anna Wienhues  |  6th October 2020

Anna Wienhues, author of 'Ecological Justice and the Extinction Crisis' explains ecological justice, and asks, why does it matter today?…Read more

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by Janice Morphet  |  30th September 2020

Janice Morphet, author of 'Beyond Brexit?' and 'The Impact of COVID-19 on Devolution', considers the prospects for our lives after Brexit as we learn to live with its consequences alongside COVID-19.…Read more

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by Susan Kay-Flowers  |  29th September 2020

Susan Kay-Flowers, author of 'Childhood Experiences of Separation and Divorce', considers some of the challenges of isolation specifically faced by children of separated parents during lockdown, when the usual support networks were out of reach. …Read more

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by Rafe McGregor  |  18th September 2020

Rafe McGregor, author of 'A Criminology of Narrative Fiction', looks at what we learned about crime from narrative fiction as we watched and read more during lockdown.…Read more

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by Gemma M. Carney and Paul Nash  |  15th September 2020

Gemma Carney and Paul Nash, authors of 'Critical Questions for Ageing Societies', discuss the role of ageism in explaining death tolls during the pandemic and how we can start to address age discrimination in health and social care.…Read more

Italian houses
by Chiara Saraceno David Benassi and Enrica Morlicchio  |  11th September 2020

Chiara Saraceno, David Benassi and Enrica Morlicchio, authors of 'Poverty in Italy', discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on poverty and inequality in the country.…Read more