A state service provision could help our society cope with a changing job market. And best of all: it could be fiscally neutralMore »
If the uproar created by the rollout of the Government’s new Universal Credit benefits system has shown us anything, it’s how fiendishly complex our current welfare system is.More »
At a time of austerity, it is sometimes difficult to remember that the UK is one of the richest countries on the planet. Rising homelessness and the use of foodbanks are just a couple of indicators that a portion of our society is being left behind. In a move to rethink the country’s economic strategy, the Institute for Global Prosperity has published a paper that recommends an overhaul to conventional government policies.More »
Have we reached ‘peak democracy’?
Certainly, if we look at some global measures of democratic societies, it looks as though progress has stalled – and perhaps even gone into reverse.More »
To celebrate the opening of the new academic year, the social and cultural anthropology programme of the Leuven Faculty of Social Sciences has invited Professor Henrietta Moore to deliver the 2017 inaugural anthropology lecture.More »
Farmland in Kenya’s north has deteriorated because of loss of soil nutrients and agro-biodiversity, putting livelihoods of 12 million people at risk.More »