Department of Social & Policy Sciences


Left behind Britain: Narrowing the social mobility divide

Thu Mar 30 10:10:00 BST 2017

by Social Mobility Commission and University of Bath read more »

CDAS Seminar: Terror Management Theory

Thu May 04 12:06:00 BST 2017

Drawing on cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker’s work, terror management theory (TMT) posits that humans quell the terrifying awareness of mortality by investing in cultural belief systems (worldviews) that imbue life with meaning and individuals with significance and self-esteem. read more »

Workshop on Comparative and International Social Policy Theories and Methods: Advances in Research and Practice in International Development Studies and Social Policy

Wed May 24 15:31:00 BST 2017

A Three Day PhD and Early Career Academic Workshop on Social Policy in Developing Contexts, New Delhi, 24th -26th May 2017. read more »

CDAS Conference 2017, 'Death at the Margins of the State'

Fri Jun 09 10:29:00 BST 2017

Human beings typically grant appropriate death rites to those deemed members of the community; withholding of proper rites often reflects or symbolises exclusion from the political or moral community. This confernece will feature contemporary and historical papers from many disciplines and professions exploring the relationship between death and exclusion from community or state. read more »