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The Cold War from the Margins: A Small Socialist State on the Global Cultural Scene

Eurasian Geography and Economics Forthcoming 2022 A book review of The Cold War from the margins: a small socialist state on the global cultural scene, by Theodora K. Dragostinova, Cornell University Press, 2021. There is a voluminous literature on the 20th century Cold War between the socialist Soviet Union and the capitalist United States of America…

COVID-19 and the labour market outcomes of disabled people in the UK

Highlights We explore disability-related labour market inequality in the UK during COVID-19. We estimate COVID-19 work-related risk factors and changes in outcomes. Disabled workers face greater COVID-19 economic and health risks pre-pandemic. Disability gaps in employment and pay exhibit minimal change one year post-pandemic. Disabled workers have a markedly larger rise in being temporarily away…

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Psychological Processes in Adapting to Dementia: Illness Representations Among the IDEAL Cohort

How people understand and adapt to living with dementia may influence well-being. Leventhal’s Common Sense Model (CSM) of Self-Regulation provides a theoretical basis for exploring this process. We used cross-sectional and longitudinal data from 1,109 people with mild-to-moderate dementia in the Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life (IDEAL) cohort. We elicited dementia representations (DRs) using the…

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Local Civil Society: Time, Place and Boundaries

Civil Society Book Series 2021 Drawing on place-based field investigations and new empirical analysis, this original book investigates civil society at local level. The concept of civil society is contested and multifaceted, and this text offers assessment and clarification of debates concerning the intertwining of civil society, the state and local community relations. Analysing two…

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‘Situated Knowledge’ – Exploring Civil Society Views on the Rohingya Crisis

The Rohingyas have become a ‘crisis’ for all including the host countries, the international community and even for themselves. Much has been written about the clearance operation perpetrated by Myanmar military forces and vigilantes in 2017, forcing Rohingya survivors to migrate and seek refuge in other countries. How they have been surviving during the post-2017…

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People-Centered Smart Cities: An Exploratory Action Research on the Cities’ Coalition for Digital Rights

Declarations and manifestos have emerged across the world claiming to protect citizens’ digital rights. Data-driven technologies in global cities not only have yielded techno-euphoria but also have intensified techno-political concerns as reflected in UN-Habitat’s flagship program called “People-Centered Smart Cities” (PCSC) that advocates the willingness to promote inclusiveness while subverting the technocratic smart city meaning….

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No One is an Island at a Time of Pandemic

Professor John Morgan, together with Dr Ana Zimmermann of the University of São Paulo, Brazil,  has published ‘No One is an Island at a Time of Pandemic’ in a special issue of Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice on the social and cultural impact of COVID-19. The article considers the fundamental ethical question of how responsibility for the…

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Social Anthropologies of the Welsh: Past and Present

A new collection of essays entitled Social Anthropologies of the Welsh: Past and Present, edited by Professor W. John Morgan and Dr Fiona Bowie will be published this month in the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Country Series. The book has its origins in a joint colloquium of the Royal Anthropological Institute, WISERD, the Learned Society of…

Brexit and the ‘left behind’: Job polarization and the rise in support for leaving the European Union

Industrial Relations Journal 52(6) pp 569-588 This paper focuses on the changing relationship between attitudes towards European Union (EU) membership and workers affected by globalization and technological advances in the lead-up to the UK’s EU referendum in 2016. It is found that workers employed in middling occupations, where both relative wages and employment have fallen, were…