Christina Boswell and Eugenia Rodrigues The Policy Briefing section of Discover Society is provided in collaboration with the journal Policy & Politics. The [...]Read more
Behind the fence: The visual culture of the refugee crisis
Nelli Stavropoulou “Th process of coming to see other human beings as ‘one of us’ rather than as ‘them’ is a [...]Read more
Making sense of the politics of volunteering and camp conditions in Calais
Lotika Singha I had been thinking of volunteering in the camp in Calais in an amorphous way for many months. Then [...]Read more
Getting a better education: To migrate or not to migrate?
Sait Bayrakdar You only need to switch on the television or radio to listen to the latest discussions around the so-called [...]Read more
Jews and Muslims: a Middle Eastern love story?
Sarah Irving The Paris attacks and Binyamin Netanyahu's use of them to encourage European Jews to find 'refuge' in Israel; charges [...]Read more
All Our Welfare
Peter Beresford All Our Welfare sets out to combine an academic analysis of the welfare state, past, present and future, with [...]Read more
How social wealth funds can reduce inequality
Stewart Lansley Political leaders, national and global, continue to declare verbal war on growing inequality. Conservatives should be 'warriors for the [...]Read more
UK social science: past imperfect, future tense
David Walker Social science in the UK has virtually no past. The 50th anniversary of the ESRC passed a few months [...]Read more
Is there any justification for academic social science?
Martyn Hammersley In his recent book about the ESRC, David Walker laments the fact that the original vision of its early [...]Read more
The Emperor Comes to Town Again: Academies and their Sponsors
Kirsty Morrin “"But he hasn't got anything on!" the whole town cried out at last.” (Hans Christian Andersen, 1837, Jean Hersholt [...]Read more