School of Applied Social Science

Four key economic trends shaping society

Philip Haynes, University of Brighton The year is off to a turbulent start; both in the UK, and around the world. January saw oil prices plummeting, while Chinese growth slowed, spooking investors (but surprising none). But amid the turmoil and confusion of global stock markets, there are a few economic trends which look set to…

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Tapping the sun’s rays

The University of Brighton has installed 663 new solar panels that will reduce its carbon emissions by more than 82 tonnes. Source: Tapping the sun’s rays

Our response to the government’s green paper ‘Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice’

The government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills published a green paper in November last year, consulting on its proposals “to change the higher education landscape.” Their proposals are to: introduce a Teaching Excellence Framework that will deliver better value for money for students, employers and taxpayers increase access and success in higher education participation…

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Time to Panic? Producing Dis-ease in Epidemic Proportions

SOCIAL SCIENCE FORUM Wednesday 13th January 2016 by China Mills Room E424, Checkland Building, Falmer Campus The World Health Organisation tells us that mental disorders constitute a global epidemic, a huge worldwide burden of disease, and an obstacle to individual, national and economic development. Here the logic of epidemiology is applied to mental disorders, which…

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Obama’s bold move against guns proves the politics of firearms really is changing

Peter Squires, University of Brighton It’s common in the US to refer to a second-term president in his final year as a “lame duck”, his time limited, his momentum gone, and his political capital ebbing away to whoever’s next in line for the White House. But, not for the first time, Barack Obama has surprised…

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