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Professor David Adams University of Glasgow   Eight months ago, Policy Scotland published six briefing papers on Urban Land Reform. A seventh followed shortly afterwards in response to the Scottish Government consultation on these issues. What’s has happened since? Well, there’s been significant public discussion, parliamentary debate and now proposals […]

GROWING PUBLIC AND POLITICAL INTEREST IN URBAN LAND REFORM


In early November, Glasgow University PhD students Mary Anne MacLeod (Urban Studies) and former Policy Scotland intern, Sarah Hamlin (Scottish Literature) spent time volunteering in refugee camps in Lesbos and Calais respectively. Over this blog series they will be sharing different aspects of their experiences. This first blog post deals […]

Five things you find out in a European refugee camp


The Human Rights Q&A: Political artist Carla Novi   “I wanted to tell the story of the protesters in Mexico City, whose lives have been transformed in the past year since the 43 students disappeared”   Artist Carla Novi, 33, grew up in Mexico City. In 2009, she moved to […]

The Human Rights Q&A: Political artist Carla Novi



A lecture given by Professor J D Gallagher, Policy Scotland, Glasgow University on 21 October 2015 In this lecture I want to do three things. Take stock, just over a year after the referendum, of where Scotland now stands, and identify the most salient constitutional fact about Scotland; and make a proposal for […]

Through a glass, darkly : Glimpsing Scotland’s constitutional future


Syria and the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis: A Failure of International Responsibilities Kurt Mills University of Glasgow   The crisis of humanity we see in the Mediterranean and Europe is part of a much larger complex of issues related to how the international community deals with war, atrocities and humanitarian crises. The […]

Syria and the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis: A Failure of ...


Policy Scotland is proud to support this Glasgow Human Rights Network Event Human Rights – Law, Power and Politics: Reflections of an Experience Professor Mashood Baderin, SOAS, UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan Sir Charles Wilson Building Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow Wednesday 28th […]

Annual Human Rights Lecture



URBAN LAND REFORM IN SCOTLAND – updated 03/11 – new Briefing Paper: response to Scottish Government Report to Sounding Board In May 2014, the Land Reform Review Group submitted its final report to the Scottish Government. The First Minister announced in November 2014 that the Government would consequently bring forward […]

Urban Land Reform


by Stella Mouroutsou You can hear more about Stella’s research via her Thursday Video Inclusive education is promoted in many countries and is supported by international agencies such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the UK’s Department for International Development and the World Bank. Although there […]

Policy implementation in inclusive education




A Written Submission to the Commission on Local Tax Reform The following was submitted as written evidence by Policy Scotland (written by Ken Gibb and Linda Christie). We answered three questions which are reprinted below. Question One: Scotland’s Current System of Council Tax To what extent does the current system of council […]

Submission on Local Tax Reform


In this Policy Scotland podcast, we talk to Urban Studies postgraduate researcher, Kainde Manji, about her work on welfare reforms and people living with disabilities in Scotland.  

Kainde Manji on Welfare and Disabilities in Scotland


It’s that time of the week again! Today’s video was recorded in the University of Glasgow’s historic Professor’s Square at the Law School, where Law PhD candidate, Halle Turner, discusses her research on ‘party litigants’ – i.e. people who are unrepresented in court. You can access the video below or […]

Thursday Video: Halle Turner on Unrepresented Litigants



Today’s Policy Scotland Thursday Video introduces some new research from Masters’ student Monika Buganska on the potential mental and physical health benefits of utilizing outdoor environments, with an emphasis on Scottish prisons.

Thursday Video: Monika Buganska on outdoor environments in prisons


In this edition of the Policy Scotland Thursday Video, Stella Mouroutsou of the School of Education talks about her research surrounding the implementation of  the Scottish policy guidelines: “Better relationships, better learning, better behaviour” in secondary mainstream schools. A blog and podcast version of Stella’s interview will be available soon via […]

Thursday Video: Stella Mouroutsou – Implementing Education policy guidelines in ...


BENEFIT SANCTIONS: RETROSPECT & PROSPECTS Dr David Webster, University of Glasgow 16:15 – 17:30, Monday 1st June Boyd Orr Lecture Theatre B (room 412) This seminar will present a critical analysis of the UK system of benefit ‘sanctions’. These are financial penalties imposed by officials on claimants of Jobseekers Allowance […]

Free Event: Benefit Sanctions, retrospect & prospects



The Friday Video has been rebranded as the Thursday video. It’s still the same exciting tasters of the ground-breaking research taking place at the University of Glasgow – just the day earlier. This week’s video is from Ruth McKenna who discusses the impact of perceptions of Russia on Russian-speaking immigrants […]

Thursday Video: Ruth McKenna


Recruitment crisis at the NHS frontline? Why we should be concerned for deprived areas. by Breannon Babbel Findings from a recent British Medical Association (BMA) poll[1] have alarm bells ringing for general practice as a whole in the UK, and particularly for general practice in deprived areas. While the poll […]

Recruitment crisis at the NHS frontline?


This podcast was recorded at the 2015 David Frisby Memorial Lecture held at the University of Glasgow. In this lecture, hosted by the Department of Sociology, Professor Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster, discusses the financial crisis in Europe and its democratic, social and gender-related outcomes.

Podcast: Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University ...



This podcast was recorded at the 2015 David Frisby Memorial Lecture held at the University of Glasgow. In this lecture, hosted by the Department of Sociology, Professor Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster, discusses the financial crisis in Europe and its democratic, social and gender-related outcomes.

Silvia Walby: ‘Making Sense of the Crisis: Is the financial ...


This episode of the Policy Scotland Podcast features Breannon Babbel, Urban Studies researcher at the University of Glasgow. This is an extended version of last week’s Friday Video which you can view at http://policyscotland.gla.ac.uk/category/video/ Breannon talks to us about her research and fieldwork with General Practitioners in deprived areas of Glasgow, […]

Breannon Babbel – Health Inequality