Forthcoming Events

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Oct
20

LCSS Welcome Reception 2014/15

A Welcome Reception for postgraduate students.

Feb
21
May
28

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice

28-30 May 2015- Indiana University, The Kinsay Institute, USA

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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.

LCSS PhD Methodology Conference Held at LSE

The 2nd LCSS PhD Methodology Conference, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Doctoral Training Centres, was held on 22nd of February at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Contributors

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Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece OBE

Liberal Democrat Peer, House of Lords

Prof Michael Parker Banton

Emeritus Professor, University of Bristol

Prof Madeleine Arnot

Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Prof Matt Uttley

Academic Director of the King’s Policy Institute, King's College London

Prof Ivor Gaber

Professor of Political Journalism, City University London & Professor of Media and Politics, University of Bedfordshire

Prof Linda Mulcahy

Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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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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