Daily Archives: May 21, 2013


By Linda Ekblom Jacobsson – “We are concerned, but we are not afraid, and that’s why we are here today”, Nazek Ramadan, founder of Migrant Voice said and kicked off the Migrant Voice third annual conference ‘The immigration debate: the facts, the rhetoric and the voices; initiating an inclusive debate and […]

I’m a migrant, get over it


By Professor Fergus McNeill –  Last night I had the pleasure of participating in what may well be the strangest public engagement of my life at the Salon Project at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. The Salon Project is a sort of ‘immersive theatre’ in which the whole audience goes […]

Punishment, rehabilitation and progress


By Professor Ade Kearns,  GoWell Principal Investigator – This briefing paper looks at findings from research which set out to question whether there are any other neighbourhood characteristics, besides the well-documented factor of deprivation, that have an independent influence on the rate of crime. The research was done as part of […]

Neighbourhood crime rates and alcohol in Glasgow



By Dr. Mark Murphy –  Public sector accountability is an increasing concern for a range of stakeholders, including governments, the general public and not least public sector professions such as health, education and social work. Major question marks exist over the capacity of quality assurance mechanisms to both deliver quality services to […]

The politics of accountability: bureaucracy and the struggle for regulation ...


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Should we ban discrimination based on how a person looks? Judging others on their appearance may be human nature, but if stereotypes about “blonde bimbos” and “fat slobs” influence decisions in job interviews, estate agencies or DWP offices, the law should step in to play a protective role. Appearance-based discrimination, […]

Lookism: the case for prohibiting appearance-based discrimination?




The project to be undertaken during the proposed secondment will develop and construct an extensive dataset, creating a rich resource that can inform our understanding of how patterns of policy-making develop and evolve overtime in parliaments, both within and across issue domains. The proposed secondment would allow me the time […]

Scottish Parliament vote data project



With preparations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow under way, researchers are beginning to evaluate the legacy the event will leave the communities on the doorstep of the main venues in the city’s East End. As part of the Scottish Government’s programme to evaluate the impact of the 2014 […]

After 2014: Glasgow’s legacy