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By Erinma Ochu | Published: February 28, 2014
Citizen social science calls on experts and the public to re-evaluate their roles in addressing social problems. Erinma Ochu, a social neuroscientist, elucidates the opportunities...
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: February 14, 2014
A new project from the British Academy sets down the calculator in the latest attempt to tot up the value of the social sciences and...
By Daniel Nehring | Published: December 7, 2013
In academia, elitism seems to be taking root, and privilege seems to matter more and more. Daniel Nehring discusses the consequences.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: October 15, 2013
Back in the summer, John Holmwood, the current BSA President, sent me an email about impact and research ethics. Various contingencies have got in the...
By Robert Dingwall | Published: July 26, 2013
A recent Ipsos-Mori survey reveals the crucial role that social science has to play in modern democracy, a role which is frequently sabotaged.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: July 8, 2013
Social scientists have nothing to fear from the impact agenda, but must be more willing to talk to “strangers” such as the government in order...
By Daniel Nehring | Published: June 23, 2013
Critical scholarship and intellectual dissent are currently being closed down in favour of a model of academic life that accords scholars a limited role as...
By Camille Gamboa | Published: June 17, 2013
A conversation with Kitty Kelly Epstein, winner of the 2013 Marilyn Gittell Activist Scholar Award and a university professor who took a four-year break from...