The July meeting has been cancelled and will be rearranged in the new academic year. We are sorry for any incovenience this might cause.
19th May 2011 1:00 – 2:00pm
-1.56 Glamorgan Building
Housing in Wales: current issues and discussion – Dr Mackie, Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning
Dr Mackie will give a short talk focus on influencing policy through research, with some reflections on his recent studies with young people, homeless, migrant workers and disabled young people. This will form the basis of an open group discussion led by Dr Mackie exploring the mechanisms of working with and influencing policy makers
Women’s self-regulation in the night time economy: a nudge towards the big society
Rachel Taylor-Swann, Cardiff School of Social Sciences
Room -1.60 Glamorgan Building 1:00 – 2:00pm (please note change of room for this meeting)
Drawing on findings from research into women’s responsibility for their safety in the night-time economy, the study explores the particular safety techniques and avoidance strategies used by three status groups (professionals, students and locals).The focus on self-regulation has significance in terms of challenging a dominant discourse that ‘flattens’ the NTE into a single entity and limits understanding of its public health and safety problems, particularly alcohol-related violence against the person, to the behaviour of ‘irresponsible’ consumers and licensed venues. In this ‘age of austerity’ and particularly cuts to public policing, the concept of self-regulation and policing has significant implications for practitioners, policy makers and consumers, particularly when considered within the current political fetish for behavioural economics or ‘nudge’.
The Second Peter Townsend Memorial conference was held recently. At this conference a new website was promoted which will be the central hub for the Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom: the 2011 survey. As I am sure you have discovered from your reading the previous study informed the book Poverty and Social Exclusion in Britain: the millennium survey.
The website should prove to be a useful tool for exploring poverty and social exclusion in the UK as this important research project develops over this next year. It is something that you may find useful over the rest of your course and beyond.
So please take time to have a look at the website and check back on a regular basis for updates. You may also wish to complete the necessities survey on the website and help the research team as they test the list of necessities to include in their measure of poverty.
You can find the website here: http://www.poverty.ac.uk/
The February session on LCO’s and the upcoming referendum is with Marie Navarro from Cardiff Law School
Glamorgan Building -1.56
1:00 – 2:00pm
Marie Navarro is a specialist in public law and the new legislative powers of the Welsh Assembly Government and of the National Assembly for Wales. She is a Research Associate at Cardiff Law School and the Editor and Chief Researcher to the Law School website Wales Legislation Online which sets out the powers of the National Assembly for Wales and of the Welsh Assembly Government since July 1999.