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Private Tutoring Before and After the ‘‘Double-Reduction’’ Policy in China: Choices and Rationale

Despite private tutoring gaining increasing popularity in many countries, studies of the choice of and rationale for private tutoring among Chinese parents before and after the ‘‘double reduction’’ policy (issued on July 24, 2021) in China are limited. This mixed-methods paper compares parents’ choice of private tutoring before and after the policy and the role…

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Why do Chinese overseas doctoral graduates return to China? The push‐pull factors and the influence of gender and gender norms

Although attention has been paid to return migration internationally, research studies on why Chinese overseas doctoral graduates return to China are few. A study that considers gendered motivations has yet to be found. Using a qualitative study with 31 Chinese overseas doctoral graduate returnees, this study examines factors influencing graduates’ reasons for returning to China…

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The Spectre of Putinism

The Soviet Union ended on 31 December 1991 and was replaced by the Russian Federation. This raised hopes of a Russia with a market economy and a political democracy where citizens would have equal rights and responsibilities under the constitutional rule of law rather than government by state bureaucracy and a kleptocracy of economic oligarchs….

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Seed systems for climate-resilient and just food futures

The global challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and food injustice call for urgent and radical transformations in our food systems. The seed systems upon which our food depends are a critical component of climate resilience. Farmers and community-based seed savers have been custodians of crop and genetic diversity for millennia and are key players…

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Working with local communities to enhance the understanding and interpretation of natural history collections

This paper describes key findings of the Rights and Rites pilot project, which aimed to: 1) co-curate new interpretations of bio-cultural specimens from Amgueddfa Cymru’s botanical collections, centering on peoples’ lived-experiences and cultural understanding of the specimens’ country of origin; 2) engage local community groups of Asian heritage with relevant biocultural specimens; 3) encourage dialogue…

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Children’s Subjective Well-Being During the Coronavirus Pandemic

How did the coronavirus pandemic affect the subjective well-being (SWB) of children? In this paper, we use data from the Children’s World Survey, encompassing 9,684 children aged 9 to 15 residing in nine European countries. Our goal is to evaluate the influence of both material —access to digital communication devices— and immaterial factors —information sources…

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Beyond the Unitary State: Multi-level Governance, Politics and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Animal Welfare

2024 Forthcoming publication from Animal Welfare from a Cross-Cultural Perspective in Animals. It is argued that extant cross-cultural research on animal welfare often overlooks or gives insufficient attention to new governance theory, civil society, politics, and the realities of devolved or (quasi-)federal, multi-level governance in the modern state. This paper synthesizes relevant social theory and draws on…