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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

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This impact case study shows the impact of Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison’s book on class inequality, and charts who in politics and the elite industries have been listening to its recommendations. …Read more

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Ruth Lupton and Debra Hayes, authors of 'Great Mistakes in Education Policy', outline the five wrong turns that have hardwired inequitable outcomes into education policy. They identify crucial policy alternatives that would make education better and fairer.…Read more

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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

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by Mel Steer Simin Davoudi Mark Shucksmith and Liz Todd  |  28th April 2021

Mel Steer, Simin Davoudi, Mark Shucksmith and Liz Todd, editors of 'Hope Under Neoliberal Austerity', outline the lessons we can learn from recent examples of collaboration between university academics and civic organisations. …Read more

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by Sarah Bird  |  26th April 2021

Sarah Bird, Managing Editor, introduces the new Global Social Challenges Journal, a new, interdisciplinary, non-profit, open access journal, with a mission to question, explore and navigate our way through the social aspects of the challenges that face us.…Read more

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by Stephen Cook  |  22nd April 2021

Stephen Cook, co-author of 'What Have Charities Ever Done for Us?', reports on the latest instalment in the debate on charities’ involvement in the so-called culture war over the narratives that define our national identity and history.…Read more

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by Stephen Cook and Tania Mason  |  13th April 2021

Conversation around charities has become increasingly negative over recent decades. Stephen Cook and Tania Mason, authors of 'What Have Charities Ever Done for Us?', rebalance the debate by showing the breadth and depth of the contribution charities make.…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