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‘Are you being served?’
Debbie Lee Chan, Research Director
8 March 2012
In our latest Big Society blog, Debbie Lee Chan reflects on how best to measure perceptions of social integration and community cohesion.
Big Society: what of the new localism bill?
Victoria Harkness, Head of Local Government Research
15 December 2010
We’ve been waiting with bated breath for the new Localism Bill, finally published on Monday, 13 December. Not a lot of surprises in there – we’ve known for some time of the desire of Eric Pickles and co. to “fundamentally shake up the balance of power in this country”.
What does it mean to be British?
Tom Frere-Smith, Research Manager
9 January 2012
The public can see how Britain has changed in sixty years, but we seem less sure about what it means to be British in the present