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October 3rd 2023 0

The Governance of Chinese Charitable Trusts

In 2001, Chinese legislators introduced public welfare trusts to encourage the public to participate in charitable endeavours, drawing on the experiences of Japan and South Korea. However, despite being in existence for twenty years, the success rate of p…

October 3rd 2023

What harms get recognised and redressed by states, and what harms do not?

The Nordic welfare states have a modern history marked by involuntary sterilisation and castration. Such practices have targeted different kinds of marginalised groups and people, whose sexuality and reproduction were considered inappropriate: poor women,…

September 29th 2023

Pynchon’s Anthropocene Sunset

In May 2000, the Global Change Newsletter featured a brief note of just over a page which in retrospect has emerged as one of the most important texts of the new millennium. In the short article, the two authors, Paul J. Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer, argue…

September 29th 2023

Law and Political Economy in China’s Market Development Puzzle

The conventional premise for embracing law in the context of economic reform calls for a modern legal system as a prerequisite for economic development. The premise suggests that economic exchange between unfamiliar parties requires reliable and uniformly…

September 25th 2023

Life and Language beyond Earth

This book addresses the question ‘Do beings exist on planets beyond our Solar System with whom we could engage in meaningful exchange?’ To approach this issue we can break it down as follows: Four basic questions about life and language beyond…

September 25th 2023

Political Peasants? Local authority in late medieval and early modern England

In the classic 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, one scene sees King Arthur debate with two self-proclaimed anarcho-syndicalist peasants, who outline a complex democratic system of decision making which contrasts with Arthur’s claim to…

September 22nd 2023

Agreements in Our Family Lives

            Many of our interactions with other people are structured by formal or informal agreements:  we agree to work for a company for a set wage, we pay other people to fix our car or to dr…

September 20th 2023

Read the book of Proverbs, plumb its theological depths and get wisdom!

The book of Proverbs is not the most widely read of the biblical books, although individual proverbs are widely cited:  eg “A wise child makes a glad father, but a foolish child is a mother’s grief” (10:1) or “A slack hand cau…

September 14th 2023


Science informs public understanding on everything from climate change to cancer treatments to child development. But how does it do so, and who determines what the public learns? Does science infiltrate public awareness from the work of science…

September 14th 2023

How an interaction between data and models can foster scientific knowledge about our planet?

At the end of the last century, Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) mentioned that ‘the next century will be the century of complexity’. Indeed, many contemporary problems faced by Earth sciences and society are complex (e.g. climate change, disaster …

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September 27th 2023 0

Keeping Animal Welfare on the Scientific Straight and Narrow

Challenging the popular but problematic 'Five Domains model' approach to categorising the experiences of animals in animal welfare science.

September 27th 2023 0

One Year of Cambridge Prisms

Uniting authors to address real world challenges – this was the aim of the Cambridge Prisms series when it first launched in 2023 and we have worked so hard with our Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Boards to deliver this promised focus.…

September 22nd 2023 0

Introducing the new Editor of the International Journal of Cultural Property

I am honoured to be taking on the role of Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Cultural Property, following in the footsteps of Alexander Bauer.…

September 21st 2023 0

Why doesn’t my supervisor speak to me about my race or ethnicity in supervision?

The September BABCP Article of the Month is from the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (tCBT) and is entitled “Exploring the supervisory relationship in the context of culturally responsive supervision: a supervisee’s perspective” by Bianca …

September 20th 2023 0

Encouraging veggies over fries!

What we eat is influenced by a myriad of external factors: our mood, the occasion, friends and family, new food trends, the location, food presentation, to name only a few. We tend to choose our food differently at a wedding reception surrounded by people…

September 20th 2023 0

A pedestrian dynamics model accounting for the body size of agents

Introducing a mathematical model for pedestrian dynamics that is based on social forces between pedestrians in exemplary hallway or crossing situations.

September 20th 2023 0

Meet the Editors of the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

On Saturday, September 2nd 2023, Christopher Towler and Benjamin Gonzalez O’Brien hosted an online meet-the-editors session for the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (JREP) during this year’s American Political Science Association confe…

September 18th 2023 0

First, do no harm (primum non nocere): medication for people with intellectual disabilities and autism

The RCPsych Article of the Month for September is ‘Pharmacological management of psychopathology in people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder' and the blog is written by author Professor Shoumitro Deb and the article is p…

September 18th 2023 0

A Witness to My Inner Struggle

Puzzle was created during a admission It's a self-portrait, but the question is of what? Throughout my life, painting and the canvas have given me the the opportunity to let go and thus art has helped in my recovery.

September 15th 2023 0

Crop-livestock integration in Northwest Vietnam: Various adaptation strategies

Why look at changes in crop and livestock practices in Vietnam? In mountainous Northwest Vietnam, the standard agricultural model since the decollectivization has been mixed crop–livestock family farms

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