In this Section:
The Policy Academic Area seeks to address a wide agenda of contemporary debates and issues at the intersection of social policy and sociology. Key considerations include:
- the ways in which the responsibilities of the public to participate in civic, civil and political life are shaped, and the various strategies used to ‘activate’ and ‘responsibilise’ citizens to act in particular ways.
- the application of realist methods to the evaluation of health and social care policies and programmes.
- disability studies.
- international, especially European, perspectives on disability and public policy.
- social policy and inequalities in relation to the labour market and the welfare state.
- global racism studies.
- state-driven immigrant integration in its voluntary and mandatory policy variants.
This research is using the proposed Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay (TLSB) renewable energy development as a case study to explore the role of communities in energy developments, and the social and economic impact of local energy infrastructure.
This project responds to concerns about the disadvantage experienced by people with learning disabilities (including Autism) in healthcare.
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Learning Difficulties & Sexual Vulnerability
Caribbean Racisms: Connections and Complexities in the Racialization of the Caribbean Region
Disability and Social Change: Private Lives and Public Policies