Episode 5: ‘The Feminist Sport Lab’ - Dr Sheree Bekker and Professor Stephen Mumford
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by University of Bath
1w ago
One of the questions at the heart of this podcast is how do we make sport a better experience for all? Can we imagine a world where no one is excluded from sport because of sexism, misogyny, racism, classism or ableism? These questions of sporting values and equality are driving the work of Dr Sheree Bekker and Professor Stephen Mumford. They are co-directors of an exciting new initiative called the feminist sport lab - a gender inclusive space for the application of feminist principles to sport which ‘imagines a sports world divided not into Sport and Women’s Sport, but rather a landscape whe ..read more
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Professor Lane Kenworthy: Is inequality the problem?
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by University of Bath
1M ago
To a host of observers, reducing economic inequality should not just be a goal but a top priority, because inequality has harmful consequences for a range of other things we care about, including living standards, democracy, equality of opportunity, health and happiness. But is there a compelling case for significantly reducing economic inequality? At this IPR event, Professor Lane Kenworthy, who has examined the experience of the rich democratic nations in the era of high and rising income inequality, from 1979 to 2019, shares his latest research. He has found that the evidence that inequalit ..read more
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The Net Zero transition in the UK
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by University of Bath
1M ago
In 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to sign its commitment to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 into law. Mission Zero, commissioned in September 2022 and published in November 2023, was a landmark independent report into the delivery of the UK’s net zero commitment. Chaired by Chris Skidmore, the UK’s former Energy Minister who was responsible for signing net zero into law, the review asked how the UK could better meet its net zero commitments, and how it might deliver targets in a way that works for all. Its conclusions set out a new economic narrative for cli ..read more
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Episode 1: Professor Holly Thorpe - Gender and Sport
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by University of Bath
1M ago
In this episode, Professor Emma Rich talks with Professor Holly Thorpe (University of Waikato, New Zealand) an award-winning sociologist of sport, physical culture and gender. We discuss her work on gender and some of the contemporary opportunities and challenges in digital, physical and sporting cultures. You can read more about Holly's work here: profiles.waikato.ac.nz/holly.thorpe ..read more
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Episode 2: Dr Jack Black - Online Hate in Football and Psychoanalysis and sport
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by University of Bath
1M ago
In this episode, we talk with Dr Jack Black from Sheffield Hallam University. We begin with an exploration of what Psychoanalysis might offer Sport. We then discuss Jack’s recent research on tackling online hate in football. Dr Jack Black, an Associate Professor of Culture, Media, and Sport at Sheffield Hallam University. We discuss Jack’s latest book 'The Psychosis of Race: A Lacanian Approach to Racism and Racialization' (Routledge, 2023) and explore what psychoanalysis might offer sport. We also discuss his UKRI/AHRC funded project, 'Tackling Online Hate in Football', which analyses example ..read more
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Episode 4: Zoe Jeffery - Girls and Physical Education
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by University of Bath
1M ago
In this episode Professor Emma Rich talks with SPHERE doctoral researcher Zoe Jeffery about how we make Physical Education and Sport more inclusive for girls. Just recently in the UK, the Women and Equalities Committee published a report suggesting ‘Existing programmes and interventions from the Government and other bodies, while welcome, do not yet go far enough in addressing these barriers and are yet to reverse alarming downward trends in girls’ enjoyment of PE’. In this episode, Zoe shares some of the insights from her doctoral research study which has explored the experiences of adolescen ..read more
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Episode 3: Professor David Rowe – Sport Scandals
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by University of Bath
1M ago
Athletes, fans, sports organisations are frequently the focus of global media for what might be described as transgressions or controversies which emerge as ‘scandals’. In this episode, we talk with Professor David Rowe about his work on media and sport scandals, exploring issues such as the amplification of issues, racism and the recent case of Sam Kerr and the challenges that confront us as we move further into AI. You can read more about Professor Rowe's work here: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ics/people/emeritus_professors/david_rowe ..read more
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Overcoming stagnation: A new strategy for economic prosperity in Britain?
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by University of Bath
2M ago
Economic growth in the UK has been sluggish ever since the global financial crisis. More recent large-scale disruptions caused by Brexit and Covid-19 have created additional challenges to growth and the vital public services, institutions, and fiscal measures that underpin it. Productivity and public investment remain low. Meanwhile, stalling wage growth and the cost-of-living crisis continue to eat into households’ disposable income, discouraging spending while also deepening economic inequalities. What policies might underpin a new vision for prosperity – one that focuses not purely on growt ..read more
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Dr Rita Griffiths and Dr Marsha Wood: Coping and hoping: monthly assessment and Universal Credit
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by University of Bath
3M ago
This event marked the launch of the new Institute for Policy Research report: "Coping and hoping: Navigating the ups and downs of monthly assessment in universal credit". The report, written by Dr Rita Griffiths and Dr Marsha Wood, explores how the system of monthly assessment in Universal Credit – used for assessing entitlement, recovering debts and calculating payment – is affecting income security and financial well-being in working households. The research, funded by abrdn Financial Fairness Trust, tracked changes in earnings and household income, in real time, between 2022 and 2023 tracke ..read more
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Professor Sir Geoff Mulgan: When science meets power
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by University of Bath
3M ago
Science and politics have collaborated throughout human history, and science is repeatedly invoked today in political debates, from pandemic management to climate change. But the relationship between the two is muddled and muddied. In this IPR lecture, leading policy analyst Geoff Mulgan calls attention to the growing frictions caused by the expanding authority of science, which sometimes helps politics but often challenges it. He dissects the complex history of states’ use of science for conquest, glory and economic growth and shows the challenges of governing risk – from nuclear weapons to g ..read more
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