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Centre on migration, policy and society (compas)

Professor Steven Vertovec | Sociology | 01 October 2003

The mission of the centre is to provide a strategic, integrated approach to understanding contemporary and future migration dynamics across sending areas and receiving contexts in the uk and eu.

Government stability in semi-presidential regimes

Dr P Schleiter | Political Science and International Relations | 01 October 2003

This proposal requests funding for the collection of a dataset on the timing, nature and potential causes of government changes in europes sixteen current semi-presidential regimes: austria, finland, france, iceland, ireland, portugal, bulgaria, croa ...

Professorial fellowship: economic forecasting

Professor David Hendry | Economics | 01 October 2003

Macro-economic forecasting has experienced many episodes of serious predictive failure. The centrality of forecasting to modern economic policy makes such poor outcomes of serious concern: it is essential we improve our performance. To account for th ...

Strategy training in year 12 french: listening and writing

Professor Ernesto Macaro | Education | 01 October 2003

According to research, a level language learning in the uk is perceived as comparatively difficult even by successful students. Students view their weaknesses in the rule system as an obstacle to the more demanding writing required post-gcse. Authent ...

Being british: national identity in a global context

Professor Anthony Heath | Sociology | 01 July 2003

Funding is requested to allow britains participation in the annual international social survey programme (issp). These funds would cover the costs of adding a 60 item module on about national identity to the 2003 british social attitutes survey. The ...

A quantitative model of intonational variation in the british isles

Dr Esther Grabe | Linguistics (General) | 01 May 2003

1. Research questions in this project we shall investigate variation in english intonation, insofar as it is represented in an existing corpus containing recordings of nine dialects of english. The acoustic properties of intonation are known to vary ...

Consequences of changing forms of governance for professional service firms

Professor Laura Empson | Management & Business Studies | 01 March 2003

Increasingly professional service firms (psfs) are seeking to abandon the unlimited liability partnership and are making the transition towards the corporate form. The consequences of such a change are poorly understood. As yet there has been no syst ...

Interim award - centre on migration policy and society (compas)

Professor Steven Vertovec | Sociology | 01 November 2002

The mission of the centre is to provide a strategic, integrated approach to understanding contemporary and future migration dynamics across sending areas and receiving contexts in the uk and eu.

Parenting and children's well-being

Professor Eirini Flouri | Psychology | 01 October 2002

Parenting is an important factor influencing children’s psychological, social, educational and economic outcomes both in the short and the long-term. Although some see parenting as mediating the direct effects on children of material deficits others ...

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