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Hyperconnected diasporas

Article in press, access restricted to Repository staff only until 12 October 2022. Abstract This article argues that, since the COVID-19 outbreak, ‘digital diasporas’ worldwide may have been shaped through stringent postpandemic societal pressing patterns by increasingly further exposing diasporic citizens’ digital rights unwittingly towards unprecedented technopolitical risks. Against this backdrop, this article poses a…

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Civil Society, Equalities and Inclusion

Policy experts reflect on the first twenty years of self-governance in Wales. Following a 1997 referendum, the United Kingdom established the Welsh Parliament and began a process known as “devolution,” granting Wales increasing powers of self-governance over the next twenty years. This collection reflects on the course of Welsh devolution and the emergence of a…

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Emerging Digital Citizenship Regimes: Postpandemic Technopolitical Democracies

In the context of COVID-19, the production and governance of urban space has experienced a rapid digitalization and datafication, creating new challenges for citizenship. The urban realm is not only the environment where a new standard for digital development is set but also the realm from which rescaling nation-states are pervasively emerging. Emerging Digital Citizenship…

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Analysing the Trust-Transparency Nexus: Multi-level governance in the UK, France & Germany

Civil Society Book Series Forthcoming 2022 Is transparency a necessary condition to build and restore citizen and civil society trust in governance and democracy? Throughout Europe there is a growing demand for effective forms of citizen engagement and decentralisation in policy making to increase trust and engage increasingly diverse populations. This volume addresses the relationship…

Sir Ben Bowen Thomas in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography

Sources Family information W. John Morgan, ‘Ben Bowen Thomas, Wales, and UNESCO‘, Lecture to the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 20th April 2021. An extended version is forthcoming in The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion National Library of Wales Archives: Sir Ben Bowen Thomas Papers, 1926-1977, accessed 6 November 2020 UNESCO Archives, Paris, accessed 8 November…

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Towards an understanding of inequalities in accessing residential and nursing home provision: The role of geographical approaches

Suggestions of the existence of so-called ‘social care deserts’ in England in the years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic drew attention to the potential impact of geographical inequalities on the availability of residential, nursing and domiciliary care. To date, much of this analysis has been conducted at spatially aggregated scales such as that of…

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The Politics of International Intellectual Cooperation: Sustain our Common Humanity

The 20th century saw the catastrophes of the First and Second World Wars. International intellectual cooperation was considered necessary if humanity were to renew civilized society and build a prosperous economy to the benefit of all. Such exchange also became an instrument of ideological “soft-power” or cultural diplomacy, using propaganda, and exploiting the arts, sciences,…

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WISERD Research – Covid-19: policy responses and social consequences

Introduction The arrival of Covid-19 to the UK in early 2020 led to rapid and far-reaching changes in the way we live our lives. ‘Lockdown’ led to school closures and working from home became the norm for many workers. And while most shops and businesses closed, ‘key’ workers and services experienced unprecedented pressures. For the…