Year: 2016

Anna Machin

Anna Machin on Romance

Anna Machin’s research combine the study of neurochemistry, dating sites and waist-to-hip ratios to gives us the best understanding of the evolution of love and romance. In this Social science Bites podcast she details her research interests and findings.

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ESRC Launches 2017 Celebrating Impact Prize

For a fifth year, Britain’s Economic and Social Research Council is bestowing its Celebrating Impact Prize, six awards which recognize ESRC-affiliated researchers and other ESRC associates who have had outstanding economic or societal impact.

6 years ago
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Black History and the Myth of Mary Seacole

In what he describes as the obverse of the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, Robert Dingwall argues that the secular sainthood conferred on Mary Seacole steps on historical scholarship and ignores more genuine exemplars.

6 years ago
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Disparate Measures – Improving the Assessments of Perfectionism

A special issue of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment takes a comprehensive look at the history of measuring perfectionism and the strides being made in developing better ways to assess striving for excellence and its pernicious cousin, striving for perfection..

6 years ago
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Inaugural Nine Dots Prize Seeks Answers to Wicked Problems

‘Are digital technologies making politics impossible?’ The inaugural Nine Dots Prize offers $100,000 for the best response as judged by leading international thinkers including Diane Coyle, Simon Goldhill, David Runciman and Saskia Sassen

6 years ago
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David Cameron

In This Indebted World, Austerity May Be Forever

Political economist Mark Blyth argues that in a highly indebted world, austerity – introduced as an ‘emergency’ measure to save the economy, to right the fiscal ship – has becomes a permanent state of affairs.

6 years ago
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Intellectual Autonomy, Intellectual Property and the New Enclosures

If the public institution is committed to public interest, then privatization of research and teaching cannot be allowed. Work done should be seen, heard and critiqued. Innovation in knowledge can come when people take away ideas from us, just as we did. Research should be made public, accountable and responsible. The data commons in public interest cannot be sacrificed at the altar of intellectual autonomy.

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