Social Science and Public Policy

Richard Freeman

Europe's spaces of action
What do we imagine when we imagine Europe and the European Union? What unacknowledged assumptions do we hold? In Governing Europe’s Spaces, we re-imagine Europe as a space of action. We elaborate our concept of space – physical, symbolic, peopled, bordered, multiple and routinised – and ask where are these spaces of Europe and what goes on in them?
January 2016


Knowing Governance
Knowing Governance. The epistemic construction of political order is edited by Jan-Peter Voß and Richard Freeman, and sets out to understand governance through the design and making of its models and instruments. What kinds of knowledge do they require and reproduce?...
November 2015


Doing Politics in Translation
was the title of the 14th Kåte Hamburger lecture given at the Centre for Global Cooperation in Duisburg in October...
October 2015


Doing Democracy
was a panel Darcy Leigh organized at this year's Policy & Politics conference, with additional papers by Oliver Escobar, Deborah Holman and Sophie Thunus...
September 2015


Doing politics, teaching politics
was a presentation to the PSA/BISA Learning and Teaching conference in Bristol in September...
September 2015


doingpolitics.space
highlights our thinking and teaching about what we do when do politics...
June 2015


'Doing Politics'
was given as an inaugural lecture on 4 February 2015...
March 2015


A New Politics of Knowledge
announced Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy on the LSE's Impact blog...
August 2014


Knowledge in Policy: embodied, inscribed, enacted
edited with Steve Sturdy, has now been published by Policy Press...
July 2014


Thesis prizes
Rosalind Cavaghan and Alistair Hunter have won prestigious awards for their doctoral theses...
September 2013


Critical Comparison
'For a (self-)critical comparison', written with Eric Mangez, appeared in Critical Policy Studies in summer 2013...
September 2013


Representing Practice
is the title of a panel at the conference on Interpretive Policy Analysis in Vienna in July 2013...
March 2013


Political Work
is a short course for the doctoral programme in Sociology at the Institut für höhere Studien in Vienna. It investigates the practices of politics, concentrating on the specific form of politics which is policy making...


nef's Prevention Papers
cite Richard Freeman's early work in seeking to renew an agenda for prevention in social and public policy...
March 2013


'Aaron, why only sometimes?'
pointed to the relevance of Wildavsky's work for practice-based approaches to policy studies...
November 2012


Knowledge in Policy: embodied, inscribed, enacted
Knowledge in Policy is contracted to appear in late 2013, edited by Richard Freeman and Steve Sturdy and published by Policy Press...
November 2012


Reverb: policy making in wave form
A new paper in Environment and Planning A explores how we might think of policy as something that moves...
January 2012


Evidence, policy - and practice
Richard Freeman, Steven Griggs and Annette Boaz edited a recent special issue of Evidence and Policy on the practice of policy making...
May 2011


Classics of Community Psychiatry
has just been published by Oxford. Introduced by Richard Freeman and Michael Rowe, it is an innovative collection of written material on mental health work outside the hospital...
May 2011


KNOWandPOL reports
Empirical work on the KNOWandPOL project is now complete. Reports on aspects of mental health policy in Scotland and in Europe are free to download...
April 2011


Mental Health Conversations
The Public Policy Network's Mental Health Conversations were about the way we experience and respond to mental health and illness, both as individuals and as a society...
April 2011


ESRC/MRC fellowship: Katherine Smith
Dr Katherine Smith joined the Global Public Health Unit in January 2011. She holds a prestigious ESRC and Medical Research Council fellowship in order to investigate how public health research translates into policy and practice...
February 2011


Children and Society
Past and present editors of Children and Society have included Richard Freeman's 'Recursive politics: prevention, modernity and social systems' in a commemorative special issue to mark 25 years of the journal...
December 2010


Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State: Health
Richard Freeman and Heinz Rothgang review comparative research on health policy in OECD countries in Oxford's new Handbook of the Welfare State...
August 2010


Classifying health systems
Richard Freeman and Lorraine Frisina's 'Health care systems and the problem of classification' has now appeared in the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis...
April 2010


Doctoral students win awards
Oliver Escobar-Rodriguez has been awarded a Principal's Career Development Scholarship and will work on citizens' experience of participation in policy making; Victoria Loughlan has an ESRC studentship to work on the construction of space in peace-building; Jo Maybin has been appointed Bernard Crick Fellow in Politics...
June 2010


Edinburgh-Bremen-Milan workshop
Doctoral students and research fellows working on health policy in Edinburgh, Bremen and Milan met in Bremen for a workshop on Friday and Saturday, 18-19 June 2010...
June 2010


Policy as Practice at IPA 2010
Last year's Interpretive Policy Analysis conference (Grenoble, 23-25 June 2010) included two panels on 'Policy as Practice'...
January 2010


What is translation?
A new paper in Evidence and Policy discusses this key concept in knowledge transfer and exchange...
December 2009


New from Yale UP
Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care, edited by Ted Marmor, Richard Freeman and Kieke Okma, discusses recent patterns of health reform in Europe and North America...
December 2009


KNOWandPOL reports
Reports on our study of WHO Europe's initiatives in mental health policy are now complete. A separate document on the role of international organizations in regulation compares WHO's work with OECD's PISA programme in education.
December 2009


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