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Tag: Academy of Social Sciences
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: October 18, 2016
The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of fellow on 83 leading social scientists, including such luminaries as Lord Stern, Nudge Unit founder David Halpern and Madeleine Atkins of HEFCE.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: March 28, 2016
A new booklet in a series of releases by Britain's Academy of Social Sciences highlights the important role that social and behavioral scientists have in the global fight against dementia.
By Campaign for Social Science | Published: March 28, 2016
Sharon Witherspoon, the former director of the Nuffield Foundation and a guiding light of the Q-Step initiative, has been named the acting head of policy across both the Academy of Social Sciences and the Campaign for Social Science, the linked organizations announced on March 23. She replaces David Walker in the role. Witherspoon, MBE FAcSS, […]
By Social Science Space | Published: November 19, 2015
A new report sought by Britain's government argues that quality research from the UK's seven research councils should itself be “at the heart of government” -- and to achieve that those councils should be run by a single organization that has much stronger input from government than at present..
By David Canter | Published: April 15, 2015
David Canter examines the latest themed issue of the journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, which approaches how we determine what our 'self' is. These abstract arguments have important implications in areas such as national security and even finance, he finds.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: October 14, 2014
Lord Richard Best, the longtime chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; David Willets, a Conservative Party MP and until July the minister of state for universities and science; and Loraine R R Gelsthorpe, the current president of the British Society for Criminology, are among 34 leading social science scholars and practitioners named as 2014 fellows to the Academy of Social Sciences today in London.
By Social Science Space | Published: May 14, 2014
The Academy of Social Sciences in the United Kingdom earlier this year conferred the award of Academician in the Social Sciences (denoted by the postnominal letters ‘AcSS’) to the following 28 distinguished social scientists: Peter Alldridge | Drapers’ Professor of Law, Queen Mary, University of London Jan Baars | Professor of Interpretive Gerontology, University of […]
By Social Science Space | Published: March 20, 2014
'The Blunders of Our Governments,' co-authored by the president of the Academy of Social Sciences, Ivor Crewe, and fellow political scientist Anthony King, has been named the Practical Politics Book of the Year in Britain’s annual Paddy Power Political Book Awards.
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 to realise their full value - a talk by Prof. John Brewer
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: May 22, 2013
In June we will launch the latest Making the Case for the Social Sciences booklet, which highlights important recent longitudinal research into education, health and other social issues.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: March 5, 2013
The Campaign for Social Science has welcomed a Government announcement on the 4th of March, 2013 that it will set up the post of What Works National Advisor to oversee six evidence centres for areas of social policy.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: January 10, 2013
The Academy of Social Sciences is working to articulate the value of social science research to society, the wider economy and policymaking itself, in anticipation of government decisions on spending on research in the UK.