Political ‘Realism’ in an Election Year

This year’s Campaign for Social Science Annual Sage Lecture was delivered by Professor Gary Younge FAcSS, who explored Britain’s electoral culture through the lens of political ‘realism’.

Election 24: ideas for change based on social science evidence

Social science perspectives will be vital in informing policy debates ahead of a likely UK General Election next year. To support the development of evidence-based policy discussions, our new hub foregrounds the social sciences in informing policies across the political spectrum and showcases research evidence relevant to public policy.

Post-Brexit Northern Ireland, the question of Irish reunification, and a crucial role for social science in the debate

In this piece John Brewer FAcSS, Queen’s University Belfast’s internationally recognised expert in conflict transformation, explores Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit future and outlines the important role that social science can and should play in the debate.

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