Dr Peter Matthews starred in a show on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – in which he spoke about policies to create mixed communities – and why these never seem to involve relocating the wealthy. In his blog, he reflects on his experience.
Month: August 2013
The story of Goldilocks and the UK housing market
In his latest blog, Professor Glen Bramley, Director of IHURER, reflects on claims that the British housing market is finally ‘hotting-up’ and whether this is a bad thing.
Homelessness, Rights and Discretion in Scotland and Ireland
It has long been recognised that due to their substantial discretion, public sector workers play an important role in making welfare policies, not just passively implementing policies designed by governments. Drawing on her recent study which compares Scotland’s rights-based and Ireland’s social partnership approach to homelessness, Beth Watts looks again at enduring debates about the best balance between rules and discretion in the design and delivery of welfare services.
IHURER blog wins Principal’s Prize
Dr. Kirsten Besemer, Research Associate at IHURER, was awarded the Principal’s Prize in the early-career researcher category, for creating and editing the IHURER blog.