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Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme


Forum 2017

Over the course of the year, the Philomathia Forum have examined the policy implications of issues around democracy, governance and exclusion - broadly conceived. The following workshops were selected for collaboration with the Forum:

Former armed groups and the politics of statebuilding after war - Convenors: Dr Devon Curtis and Dr Gyda Sindre (Department of Politics and International Studies)

Democratic resilience and the media: the effects of policy and communication strategies on community cohesion in times of threat - Convenors: Dr Roxane Farmanfarmaian and Dr Ali Sonay (Department of Politics and International Studies)Austerity

Populists and technocrats: open antagonisms, hidden affinities - Convenors: Dr Tanya Filer and Dr Andrew McKenzie-McHarg (CRASSH)

An inclusive energy transition? Global low-carbon strategies and their discontents - Convenors: Professor Jorge Vinuales and Dr Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli (Department of Land Economy)

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History of Wealth Project

This project, co-funded by the Philomathia Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust, investigates the broader significance of wealth an inheritance in 19th and early-20th century Britain.

Masters in Public Policy

This programme was launched by POLIS in October 2013, and aims to train future policy-makers to value and promote evidence-based policies that can most benefit society.