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The Grandmother Project – Towards a New Partnership between family and state

Publication 18 May 2004

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.7 – May 2004 As one of the activities to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation), this paper was published to propose the launch of ‘The

The Grandmother Project: Towards a New Partnership between Family & State

Repository entry 1 May 2004

The basic argument in this report is that the postwar welfare state in Britain set out to build public support around stable, lifelong marriage and the nuclear family. But the state itself then helped to undermine marriage by its own increasing emphasis on motherhood, including supports for single parents. Public policy also ignored the ex…

Curry Capital: The Restaurant Sector in London’s Brick Lane

Publication 22 April 2004

A unique study of the operation of a key sector of the contemporary London economy: ethnic-minority business. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand small-business formation and growth in the contemporary British city.

Growing the European urban system

Publication 18 July 2003

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.3 – July 2003 This paper discusses the growth of the European urban system. It draws upon the performance of the European urban system in the last quarter century to make suggestions for change

Exploring ethnic tensions through locality

Publication 18 July 2003

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.4 – July 2003 This publication outlines the issues explored in a research project by the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation) looking into the relationship between people and place in London.

White Immigrants – A portrait of the Polish community in London

Publication 18 July 2003

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.5 – July 2003 This publication provides insight into research undertaken by the Institute of Community Studies (now The Young Foundation) into Polish immigrants in London. The study is based on extended contact with

Exploring Ethnic Tensions Through Locality

Repository entry 1 July 2003

In preparation for research into the relationship between people and place in London, Belinda Brown explores some of the issues she hopes to illuminate through it. Her starting point is that prejudice and discrimination, which feed racism, are not deviant traits in inherently ‘bad’ individuals. Rather they are a by-product of a hu…

Growing the European Urban System

Repository entry 1 July 2003

In this paper Sir Peter Hall suggests that there are two alternative ways of looking at cities and city systems, both valid, which need to be combined. He looks at the performance of the European urban system in the last quarter century. From this, starting from the European Spatial Development Perspective, he suggests some lines of p…

White Immigrants: A Portrait of the Polish Community in London

Repository entry 1 July 2003

In the process of preparing research on Polish migrants to London, Belinda Brown explores the problems confronted by the Polish community in London – expected to become larger with the accession of Poland to the EU – and the overlap with problems experienced by black migrants. She identifies a number of difficulties with con…

The Meaning of the Jubilee

Publication 18 June 2002

Institute of Community Studies Working Paper No.1 – June 2002 In February 2002, there was a newspaper story about the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. It recalled that in London in 1952, hearing of George VI’s

A Quiet Crisis: Local Government Spending on Disadvantage

Repository entry 1 January 1970

Research conducted by New Policy Institute (NPI) reveals that councils in the fifth most deprived areas of England and Wales have been hardest hit with cuts for services addressing disadvantage. Despite having higher numbers of people in need, these councils have been forced to make difficult spending decisions.

The research highlights that to…

Start Somewhere

Repository entry 1 January 1970

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) worked with the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST) to explore the extent to which small voluntary organisations are able or willing to consider how technology might have a positive role to play in their work.

They found that although many organisations are keen to engage with …

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