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Supporting Older People into Employment (SOPIE)

Identifying factors influencing return to work in the over 50s This new study on the over 50s aims to investigate the relationships between health, worklessness, the return to work process and the sustainability of employment writes the SOPIE research team. In 2014, the UK Coalition Government appointed a Business Champion for Older Workers. This appointment…


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Human Rights Act Consultation

Human Rights Act Consultation Kurt Mills Convenor, Glasgow Human Rights Network   The government in Westminster announced in May 2015 that it intended to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights. No specific government proposals have been published yet, although the Conservative Party did publish an initial document on ‘Protecting Human…


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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…


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The impact of welfare reform on Scotland: Lots of pain for not much gain

Welfare reform is a Westminster Government policy that affects all parts of Britain, but the impact of the reforms varies a great deal from place to place. The research undertaken at Sheffield Hallam University over the last three years has led the way in documenting the financial losses at the national, regional, local authority and…

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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Thursday Video: Stella Mouroutsou – Implementing Education policy guidelines in secondary schools

In this edition of the Policy Scotland Thursday Video, Stella Mouroutsou of the School of Education talks about her research surrounding the implementation of  the Scottish policy guidelines: “Better relationships, better learning, better behaviour” in secondary mainstream schools. A blog and podcast version of Stella’s interview will be available soon via the Policy Scotland website.

Free Event: Benefit Sanctions, retrospect & prospects

BENEFIT SANCTIONS: RETROSPECT & PROSPECTS Dr David Webster, University of Glasgow 16:15 – 17:30, Monday 1st June Boyd Orr Lecture Theatre B (room 412) 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…