Forthcoming Events

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LCSS Annual PhD Methodology Conference: Methodological Considerations and Implications in Regional Studies

14 March 2015 - Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)


Policy-Making in the Big Data-Era: Opportunities and Challenges

15-17 June 2015, University of Cambridge

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French Students Visit - Lycée Jeanne d'Arc University, Rennes, France

A group of thirty-six second-year students in studying their baccalaureate in Home-Economics and are preparing to work as social workers, home-Economics advisers and related field of career choices.

First Issue of RoSS Now Available

The long wait is over! LCSS is delighted to announce that the first issue of the Review of Social Studies (RoSS) is finally available to view and download online.

Gender & Migration Proceedings Published

International Conference on Gender and Migration: Critical Issues and Policy Implications - Proceedings now available. A selection of extended papers from the conference delegates. Edited by Assoc Dr Sibel Safi (Gediz University) and Seref Kavak (Keele University)

Gender & “The Law”- A Match Made in Heaven

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Izmir on Gender & “The Law”: Limits, Contestations and Beyond, in partnership with Dokuz Eylul University, Gediz University and Indiana University.


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Prof Tariq Modood

Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy, Bristol University, UK

Prof Monique Ebell

National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Prof Panos Koutrakos

European Law, City Law School

Prof Trevor Taylor

Professorial Research Fellow, Defence, Industries and Society, RUSI

Prof Valorie K. Vojdik

Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Law Programs, University of Tennessee

Prof Margaret Crocco

Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University


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On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet -- On Thursday 4th April 2013 an interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition. Baroness Meacher is an independent crossbencher in the House of Lords as well as the chair of the East London and City Mental Health Trust.

Solidarity and the Welfare State

Bernard Harris -- The relationship between solidarity and welfare provision has often been the subject of debate. A number of commentators, on both left and right, have accused the welfare state of undermining the voluntary solidarities which were associated with the growth of self-help and mutual-aid associations, such as trade unions and, especially, friendly societies.

After Beveridge: Current Questions in Welfare Reform

Simon Griffiths and Henry Kippin -- The Observer journalist, Andrew Rawnsley, wrote that the ‘enduring question of British politics is about our public services’ – the things we collectively pay for and provide for each other: welfare, health, education and so on. In the UK, debates about welfare reform and the public services now provide some of the main points of conflict

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