After a hiatus ahead of our first publication of articles, we have re-launched The Civic Sociologist podcast with a new, shorter format. Our first episode explores the themes surrounding the Birmingham Trojan Horse affair.

In their recent article for Civic Sociology, sociologist John Holmwood at the University of Nottingham, Helen Monks and Matt Woodhead of the verbatim LUNG theatre company in Leeds discuss the implications of their collaborations to bring those forgotten elements of the truth — however we define it — to light. The significance for our relationship to the public in an age of experts and post-truth cannot be underrated.

Originally published at https://civic-sociology-k7tw.squarespace.com on May 1, 2020.

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This week I’m sitting down with Carl Fraser, Lecturer in Architecture at Coventry University and director of Situation Architecture. Specialising in ‘counter-mapping’ Carl was involved in a project we conducted in Exeter last year to develop cooperative housing for early career professionals, which you can read more about on the civic sociology blog. He has also conducted fascinating research into the decline of the British high street and the adaptation of public space in the Occupy and other protest movements. We discuss these and related topics in our conversation conducted last month in London.

Originally published at https://civic-sociology-k7tw.squarespace.com on June 25, 2019.

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This week, on The Civic Sociologist podcast we will be speaking with Pamela Herd, Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Her recent book, co-authored with Don Moynihan, titled ‘Administrative Burden: Policymaking By Other Means’, explores the politics of greater or lesser degrees of burden citizens experience when interacting with government bureaucracies and policies. It’s a fascinating discussion of an underexplored set of dimensions in public policy. We then turn to discuss the role and position of sociology in these debates and the academy, in general, pointing to possibilities for our further involvement and public significance moving forward.

Originally published at https://civic-sociology-k7tw.squarespace.com on June 6, 2019.

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