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by Keith Dowding  |  2nd September 2020

Keith Dowding talks through the arguments in his book, It's the Government, Stupid, including looking at individualism, choice, and how governments have passed blame and responsibility onto citizens during COVID-19.…Read more

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by Ian Thompson and Gabrielle Ivinson  |  19th August 2020

Ian Thompson and Gabrielle Ivinson, co-editors of 'Poverty in Education Across the UK', discuss extreme poverty in the UK and look at how people from certain communities, jurisdictions and postcodes face higher poverty and poorer educational outcomes than others.…Read more

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by Martin Parker  |  12th August 2020

Martin Parker, editor of 'Life After COVID-19', explores the need to preserve something good from the COVID-19 pandemic and the opportunity it has given us to change aspects of our lives that will be essential when dealing with the climate crisis.…Read more

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by Mike Saks  |  10th August 2020

Mike Saks, editor of 'Support Workers and the Health Professions in International Perspective', draws attention to the central role of health support workers in the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing that more government attention needs to be given to their conditions of work and safety, as well as to their regulation, in the public interest.…Read more

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by Sarah Jane Brubaker and Brittany Keegan  |  7th August 2020

Sarah Jane Brubaker and Brittany Keegan discuss the parallels between the causes of sexual harassment and other forms of oppression, such as racism and discrimination, and how recommendations for how to address these issues can be more widely applied.…Read more

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by Sue Briggs and Kirsty Forrester  |  4th August 2020

Kirsty Forrester and Sue Briggs, co-authors of 'The Impact of Community Work', discuss how community work has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges community workers are likely to face when moving out of lockdown without a clear route map.…Read more

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Nazia Hussein and Saba Hussain reflect on how ethnic minority women may internalise the consequences of gendered racism in higher education and look at their roles as transnational carers and emotional labourers.…Read more

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by Malcolm Torry  |  28th July 2020

Malcolm Torry, author of 'Why We Need a Citizen’s Basic Income', discusses how the coronavirus crisis has exacerbated already existing employment and income insecurity and how this has led to the increasing interest in a Citizen’s Basic Income: an unconditional income for every individual. …Read more

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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