Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

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Southampton lecture by Australia's leading social researcher now online

30 November 2011

Professor Hugh Mackay has spent a lifetime listening to people talk about their dreams, their fears, their hopes, their disappointments and their passions. In this presentation, drawing on a 30-year social research project, Hugh identified the ten desires he believes drive our social behaviour.

Helping to map the foundations of a ‘Big Society’

2 August 2011

With the government’s ‘Big Society’ policies laying great stress on the capacities and resources of communities, University of Southampton researchers are conducting research and establishing substantial new data resources, to build a picture of how communities might fare under new policies.

Prisoners need greater awareness of voluntary services, says research

28 July 2011

New research from the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) highlights the need to make prisoners more aware of voluntary organisations that could help them towards resettlement.

Sociology research project to explore Russian policy risks to older people

19 July 2011

Dr Charlie Walker has been awarded, together with colleagues from Oxford and UCL, a new Nuffield Foundation grant.

Lessons from the financial crisis addressed at Israeli conference

9 July 2011

Dr Traute Meyer gave a keynote address at the second annual conference of The European Network for Social Policy Analysis in Israel, entitled ‘Research, Theory and Practice’ in February.

Sociology professor interviewed on Radio 4's You and Yours about the impact of cuts on charities

16 June 2011

Our esteemed Professor, John Mohan shared his expert views with Radio 4's You and Yours listeners about issues relating to the public funding of voluntary organisations.

Research projects to question ‘community’ and ‘social capital’ concept

3 June 2011

Graham Crow will be leading a project which is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-led Connected Communities programme of research.

Records reconstructing the history of sickness presented internationally

22 April 2011

Professor Bernard Harris in April gave presentations based on a long-running project on the history of sickness to audiences in Madrid and Barcelona.

Book exploring the changing body of the western world published

7 April 2011

This month has seen the launch of a new co-authored book entitled "The changing body: nutrition, health and human development in the western world since 1700."

Monograph examining post-Soviet Russia youth transition published.

19 March 2011

Dr Charles Walker's recently published research monograph, "Learning to Labour in Post-Soviet Russia: Vocational Youth in Transition (published by Routledge)."

Sociology professor leads Big Society debates

10 March 2011

Professor Bernard Harris, of the History of Social Policy, participated in a seminar at the London School of Economics on the relationship between history, contemporary social policy and the 'Big Society'.

Collaborative book focuses on stepfamilies

8 February 2011

Professor Graham Crow and his former Southampton colleagues Professor Graham Allan and Dr Sheila Hawker have a new book on Stepfamilies, published by Palgrave.

ESRC approval for research training

28 January 2011

The ESRC has recently approved plans for pathways in Sociology and Social Research and Social Policy and Social Research as part of the overall package of research training which will be offered by the University of Southampton Doctoral Training Centre in the Social Sciences.