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In the first of our Friday Video series, we talk to Urban Studies postgraduate researcher, Kainde Manji, about her work on welfare reforms and people living with disabilities in Scotland.

Thursday Video: Kainde Manji discusses welfare and disabilities in Scotland


Policy Scotland is excited to announce our new series: the Friday Video! Check out the website every Friday for a brand new bite sized video blog exploring policy in Scotland from new and exciting perspectives. We caught up with some of our best and brightest policy researchers who gave us a quick […]

Introducing the Thursday Video


This podcast is the first in a series of three podcasts on Welfare Reform, recorded at the Launch of the Welfare Reform Network. In this episode, Carla McCormack of the Poverty Alliance speaks on “The Impact of Sanctions in Scotland”.

Podcast: Carla McCormack – “The Impact of Sanctions in Scotland”



This podcast is the second in a series of three podcasts on Welfare Reform, recorded at the Launch of the Welfare Reform Network. In this episode, Dr Sharon Wright of the University of Glasgow speaks on “Sanctions in policy and practice”. This podcast is also available to download via iTunes and other Podcast providers.

Podcast: Dr. Sharon Wright – ‘Sanctions in policy and practice’



‘Making Sense of the Crisis: Is the financial crisis cascading into a democratic crisis in Europe?’ Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster The European nightmare is that economic crisis leads to the re-emergence of ethno-nationalism and fascism, with violence engulfing democratic institutions. Potentially, the crisis, […]

Video: Sylvia Walby presents the 2015 David Frisby Memorial Lecture



The Policy Scotland Welfare Reform Network was launched on Thursday 19th February at the University of Glasgow, with the event ‘Sanctions in Scotland: evidence, policy in practice and impacts’. This brought together over 40 people from a range of different sectors and perspectives for a lively and engaged discussion which […]

Welfare Reform Network event launch summary


  You can view footage below from the Policy Reunion Event held on 24 March 2015 on community planning partnerships. At this event Policy Scotland Director, Ken Gibb, chaired a panel  focused on the emergence and evolution of Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs), a cornerstone of Public Service Reforms in Scotland. […]

Video: Policy Reunion – community planning partnerships


Policy Scotland is proud to share ‘This Place Matters’ with you. This Place Matters is a collaborative learning project for communities and local authorities developed by the University of Glasgow and Architecture + Design Scotland. You can find out  more  about them by clicking here:  http://www.thisplacematters.org.uk/  

Introducing ‘This Place Matters’



IDEAS FORUM: ‘INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS OF THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY Venue: Workshop Room, The Lighthouse (11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, Scotland G1 3NU) Date & Time: Friday, 24th April 2015, 12:00-16:30 To register for this event, please email your title/name/institution to Dr Julie Miao (tian.miao@glasgow.ac.uk) This SCKC Ideas Forum will assess the infrastructure needs […]

Event: Ideas Forum – ‘Infrastructure needs of the knowledge economy’ ...


On 19 February 2015 the Welfare Reform Network held its launch event at the University of Glasgow. Thank you to all who came along and made it such a wonderful start to this Network. The videos are now available to watch either as a playlist or individually. Our sincere thanks […]

Video: Welfare Reform Network launch event


The Stevenson Trust for Citizenship and the School of Social and Political Science The 2015 Politics Mackenzie Lecture Austerity and the Politics of Money: A Disconsolate Analysis Mark Blyth Eastman Professor of Political Economy, Brown University Mark Blyth is Eastman Professor of Political Economy and Faculty Fellow at the Watson Institute […]

Event: The 2015 Politics MacKenzie Lecture – March 23rd



Moral Victories event in association with Policy Scotland Wednesday 4 March 2015 Michael N. Schmitt of the Naval War College, Newport The Great War and the mechanisation of warfare 5:30pm | Melville Room

Event: 4 March 2015 – The Great War and the ...


by Josef Konvitz Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow; Visiting Professor, Cities Group, Geography, King’s London; Former Head, Urban Affairs, Regulatory Policy Divisions, OECD, Paris The prospect of a recovery gives the false impression that we can go back to 2008 as if the last six years had not happened.  But something dramatic […]

Cities and new sources of growth




David Whetham, Kings College London Remote Killing and Victory in War I have noted elsewhere that while drones (or RPAS – Remotely Piloted Air Vehicles – as the military prefer to call them) receive a lot of bad press, a lot of this is actually to do with one specific […]

Remote killing and victory in war


Sanctions in Scotland Evidence, policy in practice and impacts   18:00 – 19:30, Thursday 19th February 2015  Lecture Theatre B (Room 412), Boyd Orr Building, University of Glasgow This event explores the practice of benefit sanctioning in Scotland.  Benefit sanctions have risen dramatically in recent years and there is a […]

Welfare Reform Network Launch Event




By Prof. Ken Gibb, Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow The social housing sector in Scotland confronts a wide array of external and internal risks, as well as the need to respond to and work with multiple stakeholders like their tenants, government, the regulator and lenders. Providers operate risk-based management practices […]

We are all risk managers: developing resilience in social housing


By Myrto Tsakatika 7/1/14 Myrto Tsakatika is Senior Lecturer in European Politics at Glasgow University, seconded to Policy Scotland for 2014-2015. She co-convenes the South European Research Network (SERN). Speaking after the new European Commission’s approval by the European Parliament, the President, Jean Claude Junker described his Commission as a […]

The Junker Commission: politics, European style