A Critical Analysis of the use of dissalowance and sactions in the UK unemployment benefit system since 1911
The UK system of benefit sanctions for unemployed people has recently become increasingly controversial because of its evident role in creating destitution, as evidenced most vividly in the increased use of food banks. Yet there are virtually no existing academic studies of this system. This project aims to fill this gap.
GoWell: Glasgow Community Health and Wellbeing Research and Learning Programme
Investigate the impact of investment in housing, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal on the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities over a ten-year period. The programme aims to establish the nature and extent of these impacts, to learn about the relative effectiveness of different approaches, and to inform policy and practice in Scotland and beyond.
Neighbourhood Dynamics and Spatial Segregation
REPAIR: Real Estate, Place Adaptation and Innovation within an integrated Retailing system
Real Estate, Place Adaptation and Innovation within an integrated Retailing systems (REPAIR) is a multi-stream research project, running over three years, that aims to analyse the creation of diversity, innovation and, thus, adaptive capacity within urban retail markets.
Serving deprived communities in a recession
Urban Transformations: Urban Development , Migration, Segregation and Inequality
Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change
We’re studying conditional welfare in the UK. By that we mean two main situations. One is where people’s access to welfare is restricted or stopped – for example, by benefit sanctions or rules. The second, equally important, is welfare support – for example, through family intervention projects or help to find work. Generally with these kinds of sanctions and support, governments aim to get people to change their behaviour. We’re looking into all the effects of sanctions and support on people’s lives.