Public Policy

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Adding People to the Climate Change Equation

People’s behavior has been noticeably absent in science on sustainability, but a conference before June’s U.N. summit offers some hint human processes may join natural ones in developing solutions.

8 years ago
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Research Integrity in the UK – the Spawn of Satan?

A document drops into my inbox that purports to be a draft Concordat between the major UK funders and university managements on research integrity – a publication that has already been set for July 2012, but someone belatedly thought that it might be a good idea to get disciplinary associations on board.

8 years ago
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Working Moms: The Kids Are All Right

Working mothers tend to be happier and healthier than mothers who stay at home caring for young children, according to recent research. But many of those who work are often haunted by the question: “Am I screwing up my kids?”

8 years ago
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Managing Expectations

Why do some people hide their light under a bushel while others promise more than they can deliver? In the latest edition of the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Dr René Lindstädt (University of Essex) and Dr Jeffrey Staton (Emory University, USA) have developed a theory to explain the phenomenon.

8 years ago
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Using Racism in the (International) Seminar Room

Over the last ten years I have encountered a range of racist discourse in the teaching environment.The first often emanates from international students who inadvertently make inaccurate generalisations based on racial difference. The second is formed within the seminar room, and emanates from British students towards international students.

8 years ago
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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.

8 years ago
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