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FEATUREPOLICY

Collaborative Research for More Democratic Policy

“…politicians don’t live our lives and have no intentions of living our lives – you with me? They just make decisions about our lives, even though they know nothing about …

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FEATUREPOLICY

How is ‘Devo Manc’ reshaping Greater Manchester’s transport infrastructure and who is doing it?

By Dr Mike Hodson and Professor Andrew McMeekin With the launch of a new project based at the University of Manchester—‘Making devolution work differently: housing and transport in Greater Manchester after devolution’—Mike Hodson …

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SOCIETY

Seeing from the South: an international exchange with South African shelter activists

By Dan Silver, Diana Mitlin, Sophie King “We are poor, but we are not hopeless. We know what we are doing”. This is Alinah Mofokeng, one of three activists from …

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FEATUREPOLICY

Precarious Lives, Democracy and ‘Affective Politics’

“…politicians don’t live our lives and have no intention of living our lives – you with me? They just make the decisions about our lives, even though they know nothing …

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SOCIETY

Voodoo sociology, unemployment
and ‘the low-pay, no-pay cycle’

Rob MacDonald In many parts of the country there are plenty of ‘crap jobs’ – but what is missing are jobs that are rewarding, respectful and lasting. Too much contemporary …

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FEATURESARF PUBLICATIONS

Beyond the Echo Chamber

By Dan Silver and Dan Farley Making sure that research is heard, discussed and acted upon beyond a small clique of people is a major ambition of ours. Social comment communicated …

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EVENTFEATURE

Exhibition on Housing Insecurity

Glasgow artist Penny Anderson’s first exhibition in Manchester, in association with the Social Action and Research Foundation, presents work that interrogates the modern fact that we do not remain in …

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SOCIETY

Taking pictures that mean something: everyday life in Salford

 “That’s all that’s left of my son.”  “David’s boy has memories of having a good dad, because he was a good dad. But she missed out on that. So even …

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FEATUREPOLICY

Berry’s ‘disoriented left’ and the possibilities of an alternative

Craig Berry’s paper, ‘The disoriented left? Growth model failure and the nascent politics of a transformative narrative’ is a most welcome contribution to a debate around the political economy of the …

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ECONOMY

Let’s Have a Public Inquiry on Money

Adrian Byrne, Manchester Positive Money Coordinator The time for a public inquiry on money, finance and their effects on society in the 21st century is fast approaching. The last time the …

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