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GROWING PUBLIC AND POLITICAL INTEREST IN URBAN LAND REFORM

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 coming forward in political manifestos.…


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Five things you find out in a European refugee camp

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 with some of the unexpected,…


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The Human Rights Q&A: Political artist Carla Novi

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 Glasgow to study for a…


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

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 situation where hundreds of thousands…

Annual Human Rights Lecture

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 October, 5.00pm The effective promotion…

Urban Land Reform

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 a Land Reform Bill, which…


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Policy implementation in inclusive education

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 are differences among countries concerning…


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Legacy Conference 2015 Submissions Deadline

Submissions for the Legacy Conference 2015 are now due on 29th July 2015. For more information please visit the tab on our homepage or click here.  


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Submission on Local Tax Reform

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 tax deliver a fair and…