Manchester Policy Blogs: All posts
Offering expert insight, analysis and comment on key public policy issues.
Empire and the World War One Centenary: Remembrance as racialisation?
17 December 2018
Dr Meghan Tinsley, a Presidential Fellow in Ethnicity and Inequalities, reflects on the four years of the First World War centenary, asking to what extent collective memory of the war remains white and Eurocentric. She argues that in pursuit of a more global narrative of past and present, history curricula should emphasise three themes: the […]
Promoting financial stability in a financially-integrated world economy: Is there scope for international policy coordination?
10 December 2018
Greater international financial integration in recent decades has increased the scope for cross-border financial spillovers from one group of countries to another. Do these spillovers, and the resulting financial risks that they create for the world economy, provide greater scope for international policy coordination in the area of prudential policy? In an ongoing joint research […]
Keynote for Industrial Strategy panel discussion
5 December 2018
On 29 November 2018, academics, representatives from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the Government collaborated at an event to help inform policy priorities for Greater Manchester’s Local Industrial Strategy. Minister for Business and Industry Richard Harrington MP was joined by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, to speak about ‘Delivering the Grand Challenges […]
Transforming the response to drug and alcohol dependent perpetrators of domestic abuse
27 November 2018
As the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign has just started, David Gadd, Professor of Criminology (The University of Manchester), Juliet Henderson (King’s College London), Polly Radcliffe (King’s College London), Danielle Stephens-Lewis (University of Worcester), Amy Johnson(University of Worcester) and Gail Gilchrist (King’s College London) discuss the research they have been undertaking as […]
Messy but meaningful – how to make interdisciplinary water-energy-food-environment research more influential
19 November 2018
UK academia is arguably at the forefront of the kind of inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research needed to tackle global grand societal challenges. This distinctive mode of research aims to be policy-relevant and impactful, but by its nature is often messy, complex and difficult to communicate. Here, a group of academics from The University of Manchester […]