Most recent grants
Professor Alpaslan Ozerdem | Peace Studies | 29 November 2013
The aim of the project is to answer three questions about the role of churches and other faith groups in helping to spot early signs of violence and stop it from happening. What is distinctive about faith-based approaches and what makes the ...
Professor Ian Bache | 06 November 2013
There has been a dramatic rise of international and national policy interest in wellbeing, quality of life and happiness research, and particularly in the measurement of wellbeing for public policy purposes. This has intensified post-financial crisis ...
Professor Stephen Whitefield | 01 November 2013
The removal of president morsi by the egyptian army following mass public protests against his rule raises profound questions about the democratic commitments of egyptian citizens. Previous research by the grant holders in 2011 produced three results ...
Dr Darja Reuschke | 01 November 2013
The main aims of this seminar series are to advance knowledge on the roles of homes and neighbourhoods for firm formation and entrepreneurship and to inform/influence enterprise and housing policy and practice. This is important as the lack of resear ...
Dr Linsey Mcgoey | 15 October 2013
This seminar series brings together practitioners and academics to examine the social and economic consequences of the extensive use of randomised controlled trials (rcts) in medicine, development and economics. Rcts are increasingly seen as the gold ...
Layla Skinns | 03 October 2013
The aim of the study is to rigorously examine what ‘good’ police custody is, taking into account recent shifts towards civilianisation and privatisation in how police custody is delivered. Police custody is where an arrested person is tak ...
Dr Elaine Kelly | Public economics | 01 October 2013
Over the past decade, the government in england has increased the choices available to patients about where they receive care by:
offering patients a formal choice about where to receive hospital treatment
expanding the set of hospitals patients can ...
Dr Hayley Stevenson | Pol.,International Rel.&Dev. | 01 October 2013
Despite more than two decades of sustainable development policy, many indicators of environmental quality continue to decline. The purpose of this project is to understand how international sustainability policies are changing in response to these co ...
Dr Cormac Bryce | 01 October 2013
Research on 'key employees' and their effects on the firm is found across many academic disciplines, but remains fragmented and intellectually diffused, especially when discussing it within an industry specific management and mitigation research cont ...
Grietje Baars | 01 September 2013
In the contemporary academy, the nature of the corporation and its role in the global, and local, political economy is analysed from various different disciplinary perspectives. The problem is that each discipline constructs its own, partial picture ...
Most recent outputs
Elaine Liu | 06 December 2013 | Other
Dfid-esrc growth programme annual project progress report in 2013
Kim Knott | 02 December 2013 | Contemporary Religion | Organised event
Global uncertainties and demos roundtable on 'from ideological radical to violent extremist' with 10 participants from lancaster, demos, city university, university of kent, dstl, ministry of justice/acpo, and home office (extremism work force).
Kim Knott | 02 December 2013 | Contemporary Religion | Organised event
Interdisciplinary research roundtable held at lancaster university with speakers from computing and communication, linguistics, criminology, and politics, philosophy and religion (25 participants).
Paul Clist | 02 December 2013 | Dissemination / Communication
Presentation at centre for behavioural and economic social science (cbess) seminar, university of east anglia (uea), tuesday 12/02/2013
Maureen Mackintosh | 29 November 2013 | Website
Project website, hosted by an african partner research institute, the african centre for technology studies (acts), nairobi, kenya. The site provides access to information about the project, and to project outputs.
Jane Mair | 26 November 2013 | Socio Legal Studies | End of Grant Report
To cite this output:
mair, j, wasoff, f, (2013) all settled? a study of legally binding separation agreements and private ordering in family law in scotland
esrc end of award report, es/j004960/1. Swindon: esrc.
Jane Green | 25 November 2013 | Political Science | End of Grant Report
To cite this output:
green, j, jennings, w, (2013) the politics of competence: longitudinal and comparative analysis
esrc end of award report, res-000-22-4616. Swindon: esrc.
Peter North | 22 November 2013 | End of Grant Report
To cite this output:
north, p, (2013) building the low carbon economy on merseyside: follow on funding
esrc end of award report, es/j010618/1. Swindon: esrc.
Charlie Wilson | 18 November 2013 | Environmental Planning | Journal article
A commentary response to the shove-whitmarsh et al. Abc debate in environment and planning a arguing that the high level theoretical argument was of little value or interest to most policymakers concerned with 'behaviour change' and that a pragmatic ...
Tim Chatterton | 18 November 2013 | Environmental Planning | Technical report
A report aimed at civil servants outlining a range of different theoretical approaches to understanding behaviour. The report outlines in detail:
1) the behavioural economics/social psychology approach represented by the institute for government/cabi ...
Most recent features
Feature | 30 May 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Six in ten people over the age of 50 in the uk have not considered how they will finance their retirement years â€“ and a third of people approaching retirement do not know how much income they will receive from their private pensions, according to r ...
Feature | 26 April 2013 | Business, General public, Press/media, Schools
Both insurance buyers and insurance sellers frequently fail to assess risks accurately, according to new research. An esrc-supported report concludes that when people make assessments about rare events, they often tend to misjudge a number of factors ...
Feature | 05 March 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Politicians will find it hard to persuade voters to trust them more because there's a big gap between the kinds of behaviour the two camps think of as unethical, according to new research.
Feature | 05 February 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
The visualisation and other methods of expression (vome) project developed new methods to raise public awareness about internet security, an issue highlighted with today's celebration of safer internet day.
Feature | 08 December 2011 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
The governmentâ€™s white paper water for life highlights challenges and policy options for our water resources. Several esrc-funded research projects have focused on aspects of water management - and award-winning relu research shows new methods for ...
Feature | 01 December 2011 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Thirty years after the first reported cases of aids, a unique gathering of experts are examining the early response to the epidemic in the lecture series "aids @ 30: three decades of responding to hiv/aids".
Feature | 17 August 2011 | Business, General public, Press/media, Schools
The risk of inflexible thinking increases when you're tired - but working in a team and consulting others helps to make the right decision, shows research.
Feature | 26 July 2011 | General public, Press/media, Schools
We canâ€™t help but copy other peopleâ€™s actions, shows research on automatic imitation. A study revealed that rock-paper-scissors players subconsciously copied each otherâ€™s hand shapes â€“ even if that meant an increased risk of losing out.
Feature | 26 January 2011 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Can we anticipate and manage natural risks?
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 21 September 2012 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Voluntary sector
If approached in the right way, citizens are willing to change their behaviour and do more to help themselves and others, according to research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 20 March 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
The new political appetite for 'localism' in town planning has triggered anxiety within local communities and amongst those charged with making it work, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 16 January 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
Preparing to act in a particular way can improve the way we process information, and this has potential implications for those with learning disabilities according to research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc)
Press Release | 04 November 2011 | General public, Higher education, Policymakers, Press/media
Politicians and local councillors are currently looking for the best way to control spending across services. At an event as part of the economic and social research council’s (esrc) festival of social science, researchers will find out how young peo ...
Press Release | 19 June 2011 | Academic, Business, Further education, General public, Higher education, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
The esrc-funded research study 'changing lives and times' has explored the impact of the financial crisis on the daily lives and future plans of new fathers, finding that several men were making significant life changes.
Press Release | 20 March 2011 | General public, Press/media
The comic relief appeal achieves a remarkable amount of support with around six million people buying red noses. Donations to this cause have increased five-fold between 1988 when the first red nose day appeal raised £15 million to the £82 million ra ...
Press Release | 11 October 2010 | General public, Press/media
Seven new energy and communities research projects will examine how we use energy, our understanding of energy use, and effective community energy management.
Press Release | 15 September 2010 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
What people think about their neighbourhood is much more strongly influenced by deprivation than by the degree of ethnic mixing in the area, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc), carried out by researche ...
Press Release | 13 December 2009 | Policymakers, Press/media
Greater government aid to overseas development charities does not discourage individual giving, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc). Fears that increasing government grants would serve to 'crowd out' do ...
Press Release | 23 November 2009 | General public, Press/media
70 per cent of households always separate their rubbish for recycling, but only 2 per cent buy their energy on a green tariff, according to the early findings of a major new annual household survey, called understanding society, funded by the economi ...