Society

Photograph of Cambodian garment workers commuting to work in a factory in Phnom Penh, March 2021, by Thomas Cristofoletti/Ruom. Copyright Thomas Cristofoletti/Ruom.

A year on: Economic and health crises converge in Cambodia’s garment industry

Building back better social and health protection in the global garment industry after Covid-19
April 2021
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System leadership in disruptive times: robust policy making in school trusts in England

Research has given new insights into the robustness and resilience of school trusts in supporting their students, staff and communities during the pandemic
April 2021
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Roadmap to accountability: Overcoming barriers to justice in Liberia (part one)

On 18-19 July 2019, the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre brought together Liberian stakeholders and international experts in Monrovia for a historic Legislative Conference on Accountability for Past Crimes in Liberia
April 2021
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Forced marriage and lockdown in the UK

Dr Helen McCabe's research explores the impact of Covid-19 on those vulnerable to, or already experiencing forced marriage
April 2021
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Our stories: exploring UK family lives

Exploring the lives of marginalised families through digital networks
April 2021
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Hiding in plain sight: County Lines during Covid-19

Lockdown makes the exploitation of young people by drug dealers harder to detect. Dr Ben Brewster’s research is helping police and safeguarding agencies respond
April 2021
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Single sourcing

With billions spent on new contracts for PPE, the pandemic has put government procurement practice under intense scrutiny
March 2021
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A year on: working class women and work during the Covid-19 pandemic

The pandemic has further exposed deep gender and class inequalities, say professors Tracey Warren and Clare Lyonette, and the government must act if we are to rebuild a fairer society
March 2021
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Misogyny against women and girls is everyone’s responsibility

Loretta Trickett and Louise Mullany talk about how Misogyny against women and girls is everyone’s responsibility
March 2021
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Sharing knowledge is key to fully understanding the impact of Covid

Introducing a blog series on the University of Nottingham’s ongoing research contribution to the Covid-19 effort
March 2021
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Strengthening democracy

A landmark study of party politics in Europe is shaping constitutional reform in Georgia
January 2021
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Policy Impact and Public Engagement Awards

Policy Impact and Public Engagement Awards
January 2021
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An academic working in government: reflections from a Chief Scientific Adviser

Professor Paul S Monks (Leicester University) shares his thoughts and reflections three months into assuming his role as Chief Scientific Adviser during an unprecedented time
December 2020
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Making way for 5G and beyond

New wave modelling is helping roll out the next digital revolution
December 2020
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Cities and communities after the pandemic

Cities and communities after the Covid-19 pandemic
December 2020
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Covid-emocracy: challenges and lessons from the US Election

Challenges and lessons from the 2020 US Election
November 2020
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Covid-19, mass unemployment and structural change

The pandemic is accelerating irreversible shifts already under way in the UK economy
July 2020
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Integrated, agile evidence from social scientists is helping policymakers respond to Covid-19

The ability to supply reliable business data in almost real-time limits the damage caused by uncertainty and is helping the UK plan for recovery
June 2020
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Covid-19 and lessons for teaching and learning

Universities have already moved to online lectures. Now’s the chance to really shake-up how we deliver education
June 2020
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Trust: a challenge for our times

One of the questions you might have asked yourself in the last few months is: when is someone or something trustworthy, and how can I tell?
May 2020
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Researching economic recovery after the virus

Policymakers must address the profoundly uneven impact of Covid-19 on communities, sectors and regions across the UK
May 2020
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The economy after Covid-19

John Gathergood, Professor of Economics, argues that the Covid-19 crisis has most likely brought forward economic structural change not expected until the 2040s, while pushing the government finances into their worst state since the 1940s
May 2020
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Education after Covid-19

Professor Simon McGrath explores the potential for education to adapt post Covid-19
May 2020
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Viral democracy: Covid-19 and elections

Governments seeking legitimacy for a post-virus future must avoid delaying elections and ensure voters can safely take part
May 2020
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Covid-19: However good the science, you need good politics too

Stephen Meek looks at how the UK’s response to the pandemic highlights the complex relationship between science and politics
May 2020