Ebony Riddell Bamber, Research and Impact Director, shares her thoughts from our September thought leadership seminar with the Research Network Advisory Group.
The British Academy has published the findings of its call for evidence on social integration: “If you could do one thing…” Local actions to promote social integration. Interim Report.
‘Glass floors and slow growth: a recipe for deepening inequality and hampering social mobility’ by Abigail McKnight and Richard V. Reeves argues that ‘policy-makers interested in improving social mobility may need to take more radical steps to reduce economic inequality’.
An Economist article asks ‘Should crimes involving racism carry stiffer penalties?’ Mark Walters, a criminologist at the University of Sussex who specialises in hate crimes, argues that they should, and that the formal system of aggravated offences sends a strong message denouncing racism.
In a British Sociological Association blog, Nasar Meer (University of Edinburgh) looks at some of the policy challenges of Brexit from the perspective of race equality, concluding that ‘Brexit is a reminder that anti-racism is an unsettled, incomplete and on-going pursuit’.
The EU is important for gender equality in Europe. If the EU were to be weakened, this would weaken a major support for all forms of equality in Europe. Professor Silvia Walby discusses Crisis, Brexit and Changes in Gender Regimes with The Sociological Review in August 2017.
Failing to include women in front-line Brexit discussions jeopardises the quality of negotiations, argues Charlotte O’Brien in a July 2017 article for the Conversation.
In a blog for the University of Sussex European Institute published in July 2017, Anne Wesemann argues that the UK’s offering to EU citizen is far from being the best possible offering.
In July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Unison, making workplace tribunal fees unlawful. Unison launched a legal battle which argued that the fees of up to £1,200 discriminated against women and other groups of workers.
In a June 2017 position paper, Just Fair and Doctors of the World identify data-sharing between NHS and the Home Office as a threat to patients’ human rights.