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Civil Society Seminar Series 2017

The 2017 WISERD Seminar Series reflects the rich diversity of projects comprising WISERD's Civil Society programme. The seminars are aimed at all with an interest in the key issues and policy challenges facing civil society in the twenty-first century. 


Poverty and Food Banks in Wales

This seminar focuses on the findings of original research on the food bank phenomenon in Wales. It will contextualise the rise of food banks in a society where relative poverty has proved difficult to tackle and voluntary welfare provision has been increasingly institutionalised replacing more traditional state approaches. This has implications for our future vision of a welfare state post-Brexit in an era of increasing populism.


 The Role of Civil Society Organisations in Policy-Making

As part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar series, Tom Jones OBE presents an insider’s perspective on the role of civil society organisations in policy-making in Wales, the UK and Europe.


Networked Society? Revisiting the Role of Online Communities and Social Networking Sites

As part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the ESRC WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.


Social and political participation in building democracy in Russia: The role of literacy programmes and educational reforms

This seminar explores recent data on literacy and social and political participation in Russia. It will look at how education has responded to social change in Russia and how literacy levels correspond to social and political activity.


 Further Information

For further information please contact  WISERD.Events@cardiff.ac.uk

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