Sociology and the Cuts: Response and Debates
The BSA has created this blog in response to the budget cuts announced in the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review. We hope to address your concerns, engage with the challenges sociology faces as the cuts take shape and tackle the issues that matter to you, the sociologist.
Our Blog Team
We are delighted to have the BSA President, Professor John Brewer, and Professor Les Back, Goldsmiths University of London on our blog team. Our blog provides a place for sociologists to post commentary and lodge documents on the implications for sociology and society of the proposed government policy changes.
We want to hear from you!
As well as our regular bloggers, we very much want to hear from you, especially those of you on the ‘front line’. Is there something you’d like to say? How is Sociology affected by new government policy? Will the new situation change the emphasis on research (RAE/REF)? Does the emphasis on ‘impact’ mean Sociology is reduced to applied research?
We want to hear from individuals from all constituencies within the discipline, including Heads and Professors of Sociology, lecturers, researchers, students, and sociologists outside academia, whether working or not. Send your blog post proposal (maximum 500 words) relating to Sociology and the Cuts to Judith Mudd.
The content of this site will grow as contributions are received and will form a repository for future reference. Visit the Government says and Sociology responds sections for a full listing of library/historical documents.
We invite sociologists to contribute to all sections.