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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Here’s why we can’t keep ignoring the details behind Scotland’s budget

Professor David Bell, Professor of Economics, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling At a time of unprecedented cost of living pressures, the size of the Scottish Government budget has never been more important. Economist and University of Stirling Professor David Bell, who contributed to a recent review of the fiscal framework, explains why. The UK

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Instilling a culture of entrepreneurship on campus: lessons from around the world

Professor Joe Little, Entrepreneur in Residence, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling A little over a year ago I was asked, along with my fellow Entrepreneur in Residence Ross Tuffee, to write a paper on how ‘Entrepreneurial Campuses’ can help transform Scotland’s technology ecosystem. This was one the recommendations from the Scottish Technology Ecosystem Review,

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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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