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.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…