Academy of Social Sciences

Paul Nurse

Nurse Review Offers a Federal Future for UK Research

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..

5 years ago
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The Self is Not Just I

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.

6 years ago
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Richard Best

Academy of Social Sciences Names 2014 Fellows

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.

6 years ago
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King and Crewe’s Book of ‘Blunders’ a Paddy Prize Winner

‘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.

7 years ago
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Social Science Must Change to Realise Its Full Value

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

7 years ago
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Implementing Finch Conference

A two-day conference organised by the Academy of Social Sciences looked at the implementation of the recommendations of the Finch Review for Open Access publishing in the UK.

8 years ago
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