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Older people and those who work non-standard hours are less likely to feel integrated into society, according to a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
The Government’s commitment to ‘localism’ is likely to fail unless Whitehall departments can shed a deep-rooted culture of centralism, a new study suggests.
Governments should target aid towards individual households threatened with poverty because of soaring food costs rather than intervene in the markets to try to lower prices.
Following the victory of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the recent Scottish elections on May 5, a unique in-depth survey of the entire SNP membership conducted throughout 2008, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), reveals a range of views on Scotland’s constitutional status.
Data visualisation techniques that generate sophisticated graphics could bring a fresh dimension to communications and decision-making by public bodies like local councils, according to research completed for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
The police service faces a host of new challenges but also opportunities in the wake of the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorism attacks and the global economic downturn.
Working for the public sector is good for fertility, according to new Economic and Social Research Council funded research at the University of Oxford.
Performance assessment schemes aimed at making local authorities into more effective organisations are having the desired effect, according to new research released by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
A fresh approach to public sector leadership is vital if the Scottish Government's vision of a more successful country is to realised - especially given challenges such as the current financial situation and a general loss of trust in leaders - according to a new report from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Third sector providers of social care services face a host of new challenges but also opportunities following the Government's commitment to expanding personal budgets in social care.
The most ambitious independent policy review in the UK for over a decade is published this week and makes challenging reading for both Government and Opposition.