David Walker

David Walker, the former head of policy for the Academy of Social Sciences, was a member of the ESRC council for seven years and is former managing director, public reporting at the Audit Commission. His career in journalism included The Times, BBC and Guardian. @Exauditor77

A Post-Mortem: Social Sciences and Brexit

The UK’s referendum on remaining in the European Union or leaving it generated an avalanche of campaign information, including hundreds of interventions by social scientists. David Walker casts a sceptical eye over the experience, asking whether the wafer-thin majority for Leave signals a failure of social scientists input.

3 years ago
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