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Social justice and equal opportunity

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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

Poster saying 'We are one'
by Ed Garrett  |  6th July 2020

Ed Garrett, co-author of 'The Impact of Community Work', discusses why community work matters now more than ever, and how it is only through actually being out there in communities that we can really support marginalised voices.…Read more

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by Ben Vincent  |  26th June 2020

Publishing to coincide with LGBTQ Pride month, Ben Vincent discusses their new book, 'Non-Binary Genders'.…Read more

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by Heather Savigny  |  24th June 2020

Heather Savigny, author of 'Cultural Sexism', talks about how is all too easy to blame the patriarchy for physical and symbolic violence towards women when the real issue is the culture that underpins it.…Read more

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by Kalwant Bhopal  |  19th June 2020

In this extract from the conclusion of 'White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society', Kalwant Bhopal suggests ways to engage with a social justice and inclusive agenda for change in which the voices and lives of black and minority groups can be represented.…Read more

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Kate Pahl, co-author of the upcoming book ‘Collaborative Research in Theory and Practice: The Poetics of Letting Go’, reflects on the connected communities project and some of the lessons she learned that are essential to collaborative interdisciplinary work.…Read more

Street art saying 'Together we create'

Peter Beresford, author of 'Social Policy First Hand', on why the govenrnment should be paying attention to user-led and co-produced research approaches. …Read more

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by Martin Glynn  |  10th June 2020

In the new Lyrix from Lockdown podcast, Dr Martin Glynn, criminologist, academic, data storyteller and creative director of Algorhythm Data Storytelling Lab, explores the consequences of knife crime and the emotions that young men like Omar experience when faced with bullying and ongoing masculine challenges.…Read more

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by Terri E. Givens  |  8th June 2020

Terri E. Givens, author of the forthcoming 'Radical Empathy', explains why we need to move beyond walking in someone else’s shoes to taking action to improve our society, setting out the path to this in six distinct steps.…Read more

Protest sign saying 'Justice for George Floyd #Icantbreathe'
by Glenn W. Muschert  |  4th June 2020

FREE TO DOWNLOAD: ‘Police Homicides: The Terror of “American Exceptionalism”’ by Robert Aponte and Hannah Hurrle from the forthcoming Agenda For Social Justice. Find the link in this piece with an introduction from Glenn W. Muschert, co-editor of the book. The chapter clearly defines the problem of police violence, provides evidence for its nature and extent, and lays out practical and feasible solutions which, if followed, would reduce the extent and severity of police violence.…Read more