Latest COVID-19 commentary from the College of Social Sciences

Experts in the College of Social Sciences are helping us to understand how the COVID-19 global pandemic will impact our rapidly restructing society.

Character in a time of crisis

By Benjamin Miller, Research Fellow, Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues, University of Birmingham

Re-opening English Primary Schools Safely

Professor Colin Diamond from the Education Leadership Academy discusses whether it is safe to re-open English primary schools on the 1st June.

Infodemic Now: How do we know when the news is fake?

The COVID-19 crisis is exacerbated by the infodemic that ensued – how do we know when the news is fake, ask Darrin Baines (Bournemouth University) and Rob Elliott (Birmingham Business School)?

How to pay for the (COVID-19) war

By Professor Andy Mullineux, Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, Department of Finance.

Dangers of Everyday Authoritarianism

The Covid-19 crisis is exposing the shape of authoritarianism across the globe, including in some of the world's most longstanding democracies. It is critical for us to rethink how we see now authoritarianism.

Maintaining the trust within a virtual work space

By Mark NK Saunders, Professor of Business Research Methods, Birmingham Business School, and Colin Hughes, Head of the Graduate Business School, Technological University Dublin.

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