Why we need a developing participatory research agenda for the community economy and societal resilience given ongoing and emerging social and ecological crises – inequalities, climate change, democratic deficits and pandemic(s).
The Post Pandemic New Normal: The likely Socio-Economic Implications and Policy Choices facing Scotland and the UK
What kind of opportunities, radical reforms and potential policy actions can governments take to create a new form of social contract in the post-pandemic world?
Review of international evidence on benefits of, and barriers to, outdoor learning, with reflection on how outdoor learning can be managed.
Why policymakers facing an emergency should consider social capital, a fundamental part of a community’s resilience and critical to a community’s recovery.
How the COVID-19 global pandemic has affected men and women in different ways due to disparities of agency, income and occupation, particularly women’s roles in care work.
Why paying employees a living wage underpins the resilience, sustainability and support that is likely to be critical for organisations to survive – or maybe even thrive – in the current crisis.
Emergency protection for UK buyers and renters during the COVID-19 lockdown has been welcomed but the legislation is a temporary fix to deep-rooted, pre-pandemic failings which should be addressed as we move to the recovery phase.
COVID-19 and Food Train – more food security, kindness and dedication to vulnerable older people at home
How Food Train has rapidly adapted to ensure older people get meals and contact with others during COVID-19 and the lessons that will be useful for future policymaking.
Professor Anton Muscatelli argues that the recognition of university research in the UK budget now offers a focus, where UK research can help shape a post COVID-19 economy that delivers for all.
A thinkpiece on how ‘life in lockdown’ sharpens focus on community and how this exceptional situation could serve as a catalyst for cohesion and social change.