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Gender differentiation within trade unions.

Sociology | 01 November 1992

Application abstract: economic and political changes over the past two decades have posed difficulties for trade unions, forcing them to reconsider their role and policies. Most union leaders acknowledge the need for more effective representation of ...

Putting science into practice saving energy in buildings

Professor E Shove | Sociology | 01 October 1991

Application abstract: knowledge of energy efficient building technology does not ensure its use and standards of energy efficiency appear to have more to do with organisational, financial and cultural constraints than with the knowledge or enthusiasm ...

Flexibility and family work strategies

Economics | 01 October 1990

Levels of self employment in the northern region are the lowest in britain, whereas unemployment remains high, despite recent falls. On wesrside, where this study takes place, the problems are particularly acute. The government has promoted the small ...

Comparing perspectives in swedish child welfare policy and practice

Professor KEITH PRINGLE | Social Policy | 01 March 2001

The overall aim was: using child welfare as a case study, to produce new data on issues that have critical importance concerning the swedish welfare system including the systems problematic response to social divisions such as racism/ethnic ...

Parents, children and the school experience: asian families' perspectives

Professor Gill Crozier | Education | 01 May 2002

The research aims to discern what parents of bangladeshi and pakistani origins in the north east of england, understand of the education system, the educational experience of their children, together with how they view their own role in relation to t ...

Managerial storytelling in practice: dynamics and implications

Dr Stefanie Constanze Reissner | Management & Business Studies | 01 September 2007

Storytelling in managerial practice is of contemporary interest to organisational scholars, managers and management consultants. The underlying assumption is that storytelling is an effective means of communication. The role and purpose of spontaneou ...

Comparing love and domestic violence in heterosexual and same sex relationships

Professor Catherine Donovan | Sociology | 10 January 2005

This research will adopt a multi-method approach to carry out a comparative study of domestic violence in heterosexual and same sex relationships and, in particular, to explore the impact of ‘narratives of love’ as rationales for explaining and endur ...

Cognition in pregnancy: perceptions and performance

Dr Rosalind Crawley | Psychology | 22 November 2004

Many women perceive a decline in their cognitive abilities during pregnancy yet their perceptions have not always been supported by evidence from laboratory tasks. This project investigated two possible explanations for this discrepancy that there a ...

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