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On Cohesion

Our latest publication brings together a group of The University of Manchester's leading social science researchers, examining questions of social cohesion, violent extremism, youth engagement, counter-terrorism, and more. With a Foreword from Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester.

Read and download On Cohesion


Also from Policy@Manchester:

First Look: 'On Cohesion' Previews

Early access to three pieces from our forthcoming (June, 2018) collection, 'On Cohesion'. These previews are available as audio readings (via Soundcloud) and in written form (via our Manchester Policy Blogs site) 

Youth engagement: can we afford not to invest in what works?
By Dr James Laurence.
Audio   Blog

Cohesion again? Learning lessons from the ‘between’
by Dr Necla Acik and Dr Ajmal Hussain.
Audio   Blog

Protecting against terror: are we dividing our cities?
Dr Martin Coward.
Audio   Blog

On AI and Robotics - read our groundbreaking online publication exploring the social, economic, and policy implications of the fourth industrial revolution.

As well as seeking to engage policymakers with our considerable expertise, we are interested in the process of policymaking and how those in positions of influence and power use academic knowledge and research to make decisions.

Policy@Manchester conducted a survey of UK Senior Civil Servants (SCS) in an attempt to explore their engagement with academia. The results are presented in the reports below.

Our colleague Dr Alex Hall spent three months with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology during his PhD studies. He has written a short piece reflecting on his internship, for the benefit of academics and researchers who may wish to consider a policy-facing fellowship of their own.

A recent report by Amelia Abercrombie from the University of Manchester’s Multilingual Manchester research unit has found that leaving the European Union may reduce levels of support for the teaching of English as an additional language, due to the withdrawal of EU funding.