A spectre is haunting Britain, not the spectre of communism, and yet the UK's most significant current challenges, from Brexit to austerity, from zero-hour contracts to changes in life expectancy, are all haunted by questions of social class and classes.
The fourth ‘People, Place and Policy Conference’ was held at Collegiate Crescent Campus on 27th June. This year’s interdisciplinary theme of ‘alternative urban futures for tackling social and spatial inequalities’ attracted attendees from across the social sciences. In an opening keynote, Guy Standing set the tone for the conference with a summary of his concept … Continue reading People, Place and Policy: Conference Report 2018
The Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies at Sheffield Hallam University intends to appoint a Social Policy Doctoral Training Alliance PhD Student on either a full-time or part-time studentship, ideally from October 2018
PSPOs give local councils the powers to prohibit or require certain behaviours to take place within a defined geographical location. Under the Home Office remit of improving the quality of life for the 'law abiding majority', many councils have created PSPOs with multiple prohibitions ranging from littering, to aggressive begging, and foul and abusive language.
Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) hit the headlines in May 2018 when the Guardian reported that hundreds of homeless people in England and Wales are being fined and imprisoned. PSPOs give local councils the powers to prohibit or require certain behaviours to take place within a defined geographical location
Following the success of last year's Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies (SIPS) PhD Student Poster Event, this opportunity for doctoral students to showcase their research has not only become an annual fixture in the SIPS calendar, it has also been extended across the Faculty of Development and Society at Sheffield Hallam University.
By John Denham Political scientists have given us a wealth of regression analysis linking the Brexit vote to age, education, long-term economic decline, social values and attitudes towards immigration. Valuable though those insights are, the different paths of the different parts of the United Kingdom suggest that something else was going on as well. It … Continue reading Why was it England that voted for Brexit?
Jamie Grace, SIPS Fellow, Senior Lecturer in Law, Sheffield Hallam University firstname.lastname@example.org and @HumanRightsHKC Introduction The recently-publicised and awful crimes of both Theodore Johnson (a killer of three women in successive relationships across more than 35 years) and Marvyn Iheanacho (who killed his partner's 5-year old son having previously attacked a child) have recently led … Continue reading Four years on: The postcode lottery of Clare’s Law
By Eleanor Formby How often have you heard someone talk about ‘the heterosexual community’? Rarely or never, I would guess, but the term ‘LGBT community’ is frequently used by policy-makers, service providers, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people themselves. So what understandings and experiences does that phrase conjure up – or ignore? I … Continue reading Why the phrase ‘LGBT Community’ is problematic
Earning differences between graduates from lower and higher socio-economic backgrounds are as high as 10 per cent according to research (Britton et al., 2016; Crawford and Erve, 2015). Reasons for this disparity are multifaceted and complex; including an inability to engage with extracurricular and developmental activities, lack of confidence when career planning, and discrimination from … Continue reading Social Mobility and How Access to the Professions can be Improved: is employer outreach part of the solution?