College of Social Sciences (CoSS)

The College of Social Sciences brings together over 360 academics (including 86 professors) and 264 professional staff across a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. Around 25% of our staff are international and combined with over 42,500 global alumni representing over 185 countries, our work impacts all areas of society grounded in the key disciplines of business, economics, education, government and society, and social policy.

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Birmingham Business School

Posted 25 May 2016

CREME presents new research on ethnic and entrepreneurial identities

The latest article by Dr Natalia Vershinina of the University of Birmingham and Professor Rowen Barrett (Queensland University of Technology) presents a qualitative paper entitled "Intersectionality of Ethnic and Entrepreneurial Identities: A Study of Post-War Polish Entrepreneurs in an English City" which has been published via earlyview in Journal of Small Business Management.

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School of Education

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School of Government and Society

Posted 20 May 2016

Subjecthood – A new entry point for critical social inquiry?

This workshop aimed to answer the question of how the idea of subjecthood can be understood and how it might be conceptualised. In doing so, special attention is to be paid to the fact that any subject of social change is inevitably embedded in a global political economy and its different epistemic frameworks and historical legacies.

Posted 18 May 2016

Indonesia's Grand Defense Vision

Indonesia's Defense White Paper reiterates lofty ambitions, with little advice on how to turn vision into reality. Written by Scott Edwards and Masyithoh Annisa Ramadhani.

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School of Social Policy

Posted 27 May 2016

Foundation Group model – time for a new blueprint?

Sarah Morgan, Programme Director for the Foundation Healthcare Group Vanguard and the Director of Organisational Development for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust discusses the Foundation Group model

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