Events

Disability and Trade Union Membership in the UK

Presented by Melanie Jones In this session I will present early findings from analysis of data from two national surveys, the Quarterly Labour Force Survey and the Workplace Employment Relations Survey, exploring the disability gap in union membership in the UK. Disabled employees are found to be 4 percentage points (16%) more likely to be…

The Politics of International Intellectual Cooperation

Presented by Professor W. John Morgan, WISERD Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, and Civil Society research network As we move through the 21st century marked by armed conflict, obscurantism, fundamentalism, and intolerance of other points of view, intellectual and cultural cooperation is essential to sustaining our common humanity.  Such exchange has been justified by an humanitarian ideal of…

Thinking of the Children: Adult invocations of children and childhood in competing campaigns about the use of public space

Presented by Dr Rhian Powell and Dr Esther Muddiman.  Increasing attention is being given to children and young people’s views in decisions about public space. In this seminar, we explore how adult residents and campaigners employ constructions of children and childhood when putting forward arguments in relation to a contested city space. To do this, we will…

Annual Conference 2022

The theme for our Annual Conference is ‘Civil society and participation: issues of equality, identity and cohesion in a changing social landscape’. Swansea University Wednesday 6 July to Thursday 7 July 2022 The WISERD Annual Conference 2022 call for papers deadline has been extended to Friday 11th February.

Fifth Foundational Economy Conference: Foundational Economy, Social Innovation and Public Action

After state retreat and financialization, in the middle of nature and climate emergency, the foundational agenda is about renewal of the reliance systems which deliver the goods and services that keep us safe and civilised. Under rubrics, like radical social innovation and democratic experimentalism, other researchers and practitioners are pursuing similar ends and means. Hence…