Month: February 2012

No Smoke Without Fire?

Gallagher – lynchpin of the popular Channel 4 TV series – has long been the UK’s poster boy for socially unacceptable behaviour and neatly illustrates a connection between smoking and antisocial behaviour that is reinforced by UK tobacco control policies.

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Weekly Overview of Social Science News

World Social Science confirmed for 2013, Black Iowans denied jobs test new bias theory, Suicide prevention bill moves ahead in Parliament and more in social science news this week.

8 years ago
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Better Drowned than Duffers…?

Last Saturday, I went to the theatre to a see a touring production based on Arthur Ransome’s novel, Swallows and Amazons…. it prompted a number of thoughts about risk and risk management in the contemporary world.

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My Social Science Career: Interview with George Ritzer

As part of a series of occasional interviews with leading social scientists George Ritzer, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, spoke to socialsciencespace about his influences in the field.

8 years ago
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Much Ado about Conflict?

There is increasing agreement that the world is warming and that there is a significant man-made contribution. But uncertainty continues about many of the physical consequences of climate change and even more so about the social effects.

8 years ago
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