Syria and the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis: A Failure of International Responsibilities

By Dr Kurt Mills, Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights, Convenor of the Glasgow Human Rights Network 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 situation where hundreds of…

Council tax reform is long overdue – so how do we do it?

By Kenneth Gibb, Policy Scotland, Professor of Housing Economics at University of Glasgow. When the council tax was first introduced in 1993, it was viewed as a politically clever fix after the catastrophe of the poll tax. It combined the palatable parts of a tax on property with personal discounts and limited exemptions for certain…

Policy implementation in inclusive education

By Stella Mouroutsou, School of Education, University of Glasgow 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…

Free Event: Benefit Sanctions, retrospect & prospects

Dr David Webster, University of Glasgow 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 (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and lone parent benefits for alleged ‘failures’ in retaining, looking for or preparing for employment. They currently…