Fellows' News

With 15 months to go, what is Scotland making of Brexit? The new report from Sir John Curtice FAcSS

According to the latest research from Sir John Curtice FAcSS, Scottish voters want decisions about issues such as fishing and farming to be made in post-Brexit Scotland by the Scottish Government. However, they’d like to keep the same rules as the rest of the UK on reserved issues such as trade and immigration.

New book – Evidence-based skills in criminal justice: International research on supporting rehabilitation and desistance

Edited by Pamela Ugwudike, Peter Raynor FAcSS and Jill Annison, this book is the first to bring together international research on skills and practices in probation and youth justice, while exploring the wider contexts that affect their implementation in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Wide-ranging in scope, it also covers effective approaches to working with diverse groups such as ethnic minority service users, women and young people.

Academy Fellows recognised in New Year’s Honours

The Academy is delighted to see several of its Fellows honoured for their work in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list and offers its congratulations:   Sir John Curtice FAcSS, professor of Politics at University of Strathclyde. For services to the Social Sciences and Politics. Sir Bernard Silverman FAcSS, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Home… Read more »

Vacancy: Director of Research – Social Policy, Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University is looking for a Director of Research – Social Policy.

New book – The Politics of Drugs: Perceptions, Power and Policies

By Susanne McGregor FAcSS, this book explores the complexities of drugs policy in Britain, contradicting the over simplified representation found in the public sphere.

Podcast: How do we conduct research ethics reviews that really work? Ron Iphofen FAcSS

Ron Iphofen is one of a group of researchers in the Academy of Social Sciences, who have been working to build on existing foundations for research ethics and make progress. Here he explains why change is so badly needed, and how you can be part of it.

New book: How Far to Nudge? Assessing Behavioural Public Policy

Behavioural public policies, or nudges, have become increasingly popular in recent years, with governments keen to use light-touch interventions to improve the success of their public policies. In this unique book, Peter John FAcSS explores nudges, their successes and limitations, and sets out a bold manifesto for the future of behavioural public policy.

New book – Migrating Borders and Moving Times: Temporality and the Crossing of Borders in Europe

Edited by Hastings Donnan FAcSS, Madeleine Hurd and Carolin Leutloff-Grandits, this book provides both a single interpretative frame and a novel approach to border crossing: an analysis of the reconfiguration of memory, personal and group time that follows the migrants’ renegotiation of cross-border space and recalibrations of temporality.

Tim May FAcSS – Meaning, Validity and Expertise: Lessons for Social Research from the Era of Post-Truth available to watch online

Professor Tim May FAcSS (Director of Research, Sheffield Methods Institute) presents ‘Meaning, validity and expertise: Lessons for social research from the era of post-truth’ at the Social Research Association’s Annual Conference: Social Research in a Sceptical Age on 6 December 2017

The Open University Inaugural Lecture: Context in public management, the missing link, 6 Feb

Professor Edoardo Ongaro FAcSS will give the inaugural Open University lecture, Context in Public Management: The Missing Link on 6th February. He will consider the importance of taking politico-administrative and cultural context systematically into account for the advancement of the field of public management, and the social sciences more broadly, rather than adopting more generic approaches.