Information on research conducted within the WISERD Civil Society theme, including as part of the Civil Society Research Centre, can be found below.
WISERD Civil Society Research Centre
This Centre will undertake a five year research programme of multi-disciplinary, policy relevant research addressing Civil Society in Wales, the UK and Internationally. Professor Ian Rees Jones, director of the Centre, discusses below.
Prof Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, presents an incisive critique of the consequences of an out-of-control global financial system on local communities and vulnerable groups based on her keynote presentation at the launch of the Civil Society Research Centre.
Civil Society Research Themes
Research within the WISERD Civil Society Research Centre is split up into four key themes, find out more about each of them below.
The ONS’s Measuring National Well-being programme and developments by the Welsh Government are exemplars in going ‘beyond GDP’. However, measuring things differently is not enough: new measures will have to be used in government, business and everyday life.
In recent years there has been an increase in the use of both experimental and realist methods in UK social research. This event is a debate between two prominent realist social researchers on the appropriateness and value of experimental methods.
This event will aim to cover both the conceptual and empirical approaches to measuring well-being.
The nature of local democracy and the role of local government are changing. Having set a summer deadline for a map on local government reform, the Minister for Public Services, Leighton Andrews AM, will open the event and present the Welsh Government’s long term vision for local councils in Wales.