civic sociology

The Civic Sociologist Podcast - Ep. 1 - Michael McQuarrie

In our first podcast for our new journal, Civic Sociology, Eric Lybeck speaks with associate professor of sociology at the London School of Economics, Michael McQuarrie about his research into Rust Belt America & his emerging comparative study of similarly ‘left behind’ regions in the East Midlands of the UK. 

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Comments on the Civic University Commission Report

Yesterday, the long awaited Civic University Commission Report led by Lord Kerslake for the UPP Foundation was published. The report contains a welcome summary of findings the commission obtained during the past year when it gathered evidence across the UK seeking to better understand and revitalise universities’ ‘civic role’. As editor of a new journal also founded, in part, to understand the relationships between universities, civics and places, I wish to add some constructive, critical comments to support progress of this most important agenda.

Call for Papers: "Academics, Professionals and Publics: Changes in the Ecologies of Knowledge Work"

Civic Sociology is pleased to announce a forthcoming, related conference taking place at the University of Manchester, UK on 4th April, 2019. We are delighted to feature in the promotion of this conference, and welcome relevant research and articles emanating from it.