Category Archives: Policy

Meeting the challenge of reforming public services

By Prof Chris Fox   New challenges The challenges that the post-war public sector was built to respond to have changed: life expectancy has risen, employment rates are as high as they have ever been, , crime has fallen and … Continue reading

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Innovative Social Investment: Finding New Routes to Make Social Rights Real

Innovative Social Investment: Finding New Routes to Make Social Rights Real 08:30-14.30, Fri 13 October 2017 This free event marks the close of the Innovative Social Investment: Strengthening Communities in Europe (INNOSI) project that has been led by PERU. The Horizon2020 funded … Continue reading

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Policy Impact for Early Career Researchers at Manchester Met

13:00 – 15:00, Wed 11 October 2017 E0.05, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD Join us for an introduction to Policy Impact for Early Career Researchers! The session will provide a brief introduction to the world of policy-making, … Continue reading

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Policy Impact for Early Career Researchers at Manchester Met

Join us for an introduction to Policy Impact for Early Career Researchers! The session will provide a brief introduction to the world of policy-making, and highlight legitimate routes to engage these policy makers with your research. An introduction to MetroPolis … Continue reading

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Contemporary Issues in Economics and Policy

17:00 – 19:30, Thurs 5th October 2017  Room G35 Manchester Metropolitan University Business School All Saints Campus Oxford Road Manchester, M15 6BH United Kingdom A New Seminar Series hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs In … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of “Social Justice”

By Dr Kevin Albertson   In a recent BBC Point of View the philosopher and writer Sir Roger Scruton asked “What does the Tory Party really stand for?”. Scruton argued the most fundamental belief underpinning Conservative policies historically is the idea … Continue reading

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Modern life has changed – so services must too

By Professor Chris Fox Life expectancy has risen, employment rates are as high as they have ever been, participation in higher education has increased, crime has fallen and technological innovations have provided new opportunities. In short, how we live has … Continue reading

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Conservative Party conference: Delivering public services that citizens deserve: the role of innovation

Reform is delighted to convene a panel event at the Conservative Party conference on the theme ‘Delivering public services that citizens deserve: the role of innovation’ with Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury. The event is in … Continue reading

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Rather than promoting economic value, evaluation can be reclaimed by universities to combat its misuse and negative impacts

By Deirdre Duffy Original content taken from LSE Impact of Social Science Blog   To critics across higher education, evaluation frameworks such as the REF and TEF represent mechanisms of control, the generation of a “target and terror” culture. Deirdre Duffy explains … Continue reading

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Interact MCR General Election 2017 Review

18:30 – 22:00, Thu 10 August, 2017 Texture 67 Lever Street Manchester M1 1FL What can we say…. another election upset catches the pollsters and pundits off guard! June wasn’t quite the end of May but the election has dealt … Continue reading

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