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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.

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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.

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In his most recent blog article Professor Ian Rees Jones reflects on the launch of the Civil Society research centre. Read more >>>

Publications

For information on WISERD publications please click here.

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Latest News
New Social Research Centre for Wales

April 7, 2015

Introducing the Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC-W), one four centres forming the Administrative Data Research Network – a UK wide Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded data infrastructure that will facilitate access to de-identified administrative data to support economic and social research that has the potential to benefit society.

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WISERD Education's Dr Kevin Smith excited at opportunity to write his first book

March 27, 2015

Dr Kevin Smith, a Research Associate with WISERD Education Kevin Smith is excited to announce he has been offered a contract to write his first book, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan

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Featured Events
13 May, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Room 0.06, John Percival Building, Cardiff University

The course is designed to help researchers interested in biographical approaches but who are unclear about which type of narrative analysis to adopt.

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19 May, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Welsh Government

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.

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11 June, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Committee Rooms 1&2, Glamorgan Building - Cardiff University

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.

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16 June, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Glamorgan Conference Centre

This event will aim to cover both the conceptual and empirical approaches to measuring well-being.

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18 June, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

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.

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