Month: May 2020

Scotland’s Children Bill: why the law needs to protect the rights of the child when parents separate

Dr Fiona Morrison, Lecturer in Child Wellbeing and Protection, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling Professor Kay Tisdall, Professor of Childhood Policy, University of Edinburgh Divorce and separation affects many families, and following a breakup, most make their own arrangements about where children will live and how their relationships with each parent will work. But

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The Need for a Digital Tax

Professor Leigh Sparks, Professor of Retail Studies, Institute of Retail Studies, University of Stirling The origins of this post lie in early March when we were delighted, in what now seems another era, to host Helen Dickenson, the Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium, at our Retail Futures event. She spoke on the topic

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The rise of extreme politics in a federation

Gianmarco Daniele, Assistant Professor, University of Milan Amedeo Piolatto, Ramon y Cajal Fellow, Autonomous University of Barcelona Willem Sas, Assistant Professor, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling Polarisation, populism, and extremism are on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic. This column focuses on the role of policies in multi-level federations (such as the

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The struggle against corruption in public life in modern Britain

Dr Ian Cawood, Associate Professor in History, Faculty of Arts and Humanities Dr Ian Cawood explores the findings of a conference funded by the British Academy which looked at why the quality of governance in the UK seemed to improve dramatically between 1800 and 1900. Historians working on the campaigns against civic corruption in modern

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Coronavirus: why managed alcohol programmes are essential for problem drinkers who are homeless

Dr Tessa Parkes,Research Director, Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research, University of Stirling Dr Hannah Carver, Lecturer in Substance Use, Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research, University of Stirling Tania Browne, Research Assistant, Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research, University of Stirling People who are homeless are being particularly

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Scots Hate Crime Bill: A Missed (Gender) Opportunity?

Dr Kim Barker, Lecturer in Law, University of Stirling Dr Olga Jurasz, Senior Lecturer in Law, The Open University Law Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill On 23 April 2020, the Scottish Government introduced the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill. The Bill comes after the Bracadale Review into hate crime legislation in

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