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The Rise and Fall of Think Tanks in Wales - English cover
The Rise and Fall of Think Tanks in Wales

Foreword This insightful and informative report makes an important contribution to our understanding of think tanks in Wales. It might be argued that we are living at a time when there has never been more interest in politics – in how decisions made in Brussels, Westminster or the Senedd have a bearing on our everyday…

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Welsh-Breton Town Twinning: Opportunities and challenges for the future

Many Welsh towns are twinned with towns in Brittany. Twinning is part of civil society, providing opportunities for international friendship and cultural exchange. Welsh-Breton connections especially celebrate shared Celtic heritage. But, with challenges from budget holidays to Brexit, will town twinning stay relevant, or be relegated to the past?

Civil Society Centre (Oct 2014 and Sep 2019) Key Findings
Civil Society Centre (Oct 2014 and Sep 2019) Key Findings

As part of our event, Celebrating Civil Society Research – A New Chapter, which took place on Tuesday 11th February 2020, we produced an exhibition of some of the key findings from our ESRC-funded Civil Society Centre research, carried out between October 2014 and September 2019. You can download a bilingual PDF of the exhibition…

Non-Technical Briefing Paper No.3: Civil Society and Good Governance in India and Bangladesh
Non-Technical Briefing Paper No.3: Civil Society and Good Governance in India and Bangladesh

This briefing is from the ‘Exploring effective practice’ project 2018-19 funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences/ Global Challenges Research Fund. It reports on the findings of fieldwork, including a workshop conducted at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in January 2019 – with academics drawn from India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Australia. The workshop was…

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Early Childhood Education and Care: Policy Development

This briefing is the third in a series providing a quick guide to early childhood education and care (ECEC). The first two papers considered how ECEC services can be structured, organised and delivered. This final paper looks at the key policy questions around ECEC including who it is really for, how available and accessible it…

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Understanding the Gender Pay Gap within the UK Public Sector

By applying established regression and decomposition methods to secondary data from the 2018 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) and the 2016-2018 Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) this report aims to enhance our understanding of the drivers of the contemporary gender pay gap (GPG) within the UK public sector. This is done in several…

Front cover of report - Volunteering and its Effects on Social Capital and Wellbeing in the UK: Insights from the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study
Volunteering and its Effects on Social Capital and Wellbeing in the UK: Insights from the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study

This research report was designed in collaboration between the author and colleagues from Volunteer Scotland, the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, and the Welsh Government. The research was funded by the UK Household Longitudinal Study and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic…

Non-Technical Briefing Paper No.2: Exploring Civil Society and Social Justice in Bangladesh Professor
Non-Technical Briefing Paper No.2: Exploring Civil Society and Social Justice in Bangladesh

This briefing is from the ‘Exploring effective practice’ project 2018-19 funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Global Challenges Research Fund. It reports on the findings of fieldwork, including a workshop held in August 2018 at BRAC University with civil society organizations (CSOs) in Bangladesh. Inter alia, study participants represented different religions and…