School of Social and Political Science
The School of Social and Political Science embraces the Subject Areas of Politics and International Relations, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, and Science, Technology and Innovation Studies. It also includes the Institute of Governance, the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (INNOGEN), and the Centres of African Studies, Canadian Studies and South Asian Studies.
The School has a long-standing commitment to original empirical and theoretical research on society, politics, culture and public policy sustained by a cosmopolitan community of academic staff which is highly active in national and international research networks as well as being involved in knowledge transfer activities.
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In many Low Income Countries (LICs), violence is endemic, and among urban populations, the poor are the most vulnerable to torture and ill-treatment.
Donors and international organisations involved in dispersing foreign aid now routinely employ contracts with service providers to carry out functions relating to international health service development and delivery.
The University of Edinburgh has been providing training for social workers since 1918. It is one of the largest centres for social work education in the UK and is among the highest ranked for the quality of its teaching ...
Securing a data set on allegations of sexual abuse made against the former disc jockey, Jimmy Savile In this work we look at the initial phase of an ESRC funded project involving academics from Social Work, Criminology, Informatics and the University of Edinburgh Library.This project collected and analysed a data set on ...
Household survey data from Low-Income Settlements in Nairobi and Kathmandu, examining exposure to violence and justice seeking behaviour This dataset contains information from household surveys conducted in Low-Income Settlements in Nairobi and Kathmandu. The surveys took the form of experimental methodologies aimed at working in partnership with local human ...
This data contains findings of the study on outsourcing of external development assistance in maternal and child health (MCH) in Malawi and Nepal. It outlines the institutional modalities and norms guiding the financing ...
This dataset contains all national level UK statutory instruments from 1987 to 2008 coded according to the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) content coding scheme (www.comparativeagendas.info). The data is a pilot of the ...