Public policy blog

Welcome to the Stirling Public Policy Blog

Professor Judith Phillips, Deputy Principal (Research) It is my pleasure to write the first post for the University of Stirling Public Policy Blog. The blog will be a centre of expert comment and analysis on matters of interest to politicians and policymakers in Scotland, the UK, and around the world. Drawing on the expertise of

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Supporting sustainable creative hubs – lessons from Covid-19

Dr Katherine Champion, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication, Faculty of Arts and Humanities Dr Maria Velez Serna, Lecturer in Communications, Media and Culture, Faculty of Arts and Humanities Dr Susan Berridge, Senior Lecturer in Communications, Media and Culture, Faculty of Arts and Humanities The art and cultural sector is on the brink of catastrophe

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Plunging pound and crumbling confidence: How the new UK Government stumbled into a political and financial crisis of its own making

Professor David McMillan, Professor in Finance, Stirling Management School The new British government is off to a very rocky start – after stumbling through an economic and financial crisis of its own making. Just a few weeks into its term on Sept. 23, 2022, Prime Minister Liz Truss’ government released a so-called mini-budget that proposed £161

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Hope in supporting shattered lives in Ukraine and the rest of the World

Professor Lena Dominelli, Professor of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences Russia’s War Against Ukraine has challenged social work practice fundamentally. Its value base is social justice and the peaceful resolution of conflict. How does a grassroots-based profession engage with its colleagues on both sides of a conflict to promote peace over the cacophony of

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Town Centre Action Plan 2

Professor Leigh Sparks, Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling In commentary first posted on his Stirling Retail blog, Professor Leigh Sparks outlines his reflects to the official Scottish Government/COSLA response to “A New Future for Scotland’s Town Centres,” the report of the review into the Town Centre Action Plan, which he chaired. This is

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