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…

Podcast: Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, on the financial crisis in Europe

Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster 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,…

In or out? The European Union in the parties’ manifestos

By Dr Marco Goldoni, Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Glasgow As it was predictable, most of the electoral campaign and the parties’ manifestos have focussed on one EU-related topic: the in/out referendum. This is not to say that other topics were completely absent, but one would have expected a wider debate, for…

Thursday Video Election Special – Gender and the 2015 General Election Podcast

This is the last Friday before what is sure to be an historic UK General Election on 7 May 2015. To celebrate, Policy Scotland are replacing this week’s Friday Video with a special podcast from our interns, Sarah Hamlin and Amy Watson. In this podcast, Sarah and Amy have a look at issues relating to…

Introducing the Thursday Video

Policy Scotland is excited to announce its 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 overview of some of the…