Forthcoming Events

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Aug
26

Academic Writing Workshop

A 5-day hands-on workshop aimed at improving participants' skills in research, writing and presenting with guidance on how to succeed within the academic world.

Oct
20

LCSS Welcome Reception 2014/15

A Welcome Reception for postgraduate students.

Feb
21

Latest News

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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.

Facts and Figures Explained- Scottish Referendum

LCSS conducted the second of its roundtable discussions on the Scottish referendum, concentrating on the European Union and economic implications of independence as well as the actual referendum procedure.

Forecasting The Future of an Independent Scotland

A focus on the possible EU, legal, constitutional, defence and foreign policy implications for both Scotland and the Rest of the United Kingdom (rUK) in the event of Scottish independence.

Contributors

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Prof Richard G Whitman

School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent

Prof Peter Taylor-Gooby OBE

Professor of Social Policy, University of Kent

Anna Coote

Head of Social Policy, New Economics Foundation

Prof Geoff E Petts

Vice-Chancellor, University of Westminster

Prof Bernard Harris

Professor of Social Policy, University of Strathclyde

Beatrice Andrews

Senior Policy Adviser, Cabinet Office

Latest From Blog

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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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