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Widening Access to higher education: the reproduction of university hierarchies through policy enactment.
'Widening Access' to higher education: the reproduction of university hierarchies through policy enactment. Patterns of participation in higher education (HE) in the UK, as elsewhere, have been marked by social inequalities for decades. UK Governments have responded with a...
Instrumentalism amongst students: a cross-national comparison of the significance of subject choice
Both educational policies and academic literature assume that students take an instrumental approach to their studies at university. However, despite wide-ranging discussions in the academic literature about contemporary arrangements and practices in higher education,...
Geopolitics: Putting geopolitics in its place in cultural political economy
This comment explores the relation between geoeconomics and geopolitics from a critical realist, strategic-relational, and cultural political economy perspective. We disambiguate the ‘geo-’ family of concepts; introduce a more complex view of sociospatiality that enables a...
Reconceptualising comfort as part of local belonging: the use of confidence, commitment and irony
In the journal Social and Cultural Geography
The Generational Decay of Euroscepticism in the UK and the EU Referendum
A prominent feature of media coverage during the UK’s referendum on European Union (EU) membership was the stark difference between the pro-EU young and their Eurosceptic elders, widely assumed to reflect a generational divide. The positive relationship between age and...
Connected growth: Developing a framework to drive inclusive growth across a city-region
Article in Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit
Cultural representations of dementia
Public Library of Science Medicine 14 (3) , e1002274
Everyday Economic Geographies
In the journal Geography Compass