Manchester Policy Blogs: British politics
Providing expert analysis and commentary on current political debates.
Stop describing modern slavery as ‘evil’
5 November 2018
David Gadd is Professor of Criminology and Rose Broad is Senior Lecturer in Criminology both at the University of Manchester. They are working together on the ESRC funded Perpetrators of Modern Slavery Offences Project. This blog highlights how: modern slavery and immigration law have become intertwined; referring to modern slavery as ‘evil’ idealises victims in […]
Openness and contact in egg and sperm donation: Can we think beyond the current policy model?
24 October 2018
Dr Leah Gilman, Research Associate, and Dr Petra Nordqvist, Senior Lecturer, work in Sociology at The University of Manchester and are members of the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives. In this blog, they explore the oversights of current donor conception policy. Within the current policy, donors give their consent for any children born […]
Is the Immigration Act 2016 a racist policy against BME citizens in the housing market?
22 October 2018
Dr William Shankley, a research associate at the Centre of Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE), examines the impacts of the Immigration Act 2016 on black and minority ethnic (BME) citizens within the housing market and asks if it is a measure to further the government’s hostile environment. There is a long history of BME households facing […]
Beyond ‘Older Age’: A Photo and Story Collection to Illuminate the Individual
26 June 2018
Amy Barron, a postgraduate researcher in Human Geography examines why it’s important to understand older people’s individual experiences when creating age-friendly policies. Across the Greater Manchester region, older people have different histories and different lives; policies focused on improving the lives of older-citizens must keep sight of these differences and individualities. Through my research I […]
Heathrow Expansion in light of the UK’s Climate Change Commitments
22 June 2018
Alice Larkin, Professor of Climate Science and Energy Policy at The University of Manchester, along with Dr John Broderick consider if the level of emissions from the Heathrow expansion is in alignment with the UK’s legal commitments on climate change. They argue that the proposed expansion jeopardises these legal commitments, given the absence of a […]