The Institute for Social Responsibility (ISR) is Edge Hill University’s cross-disciplinary research and knowledge exchange initiative. Established in 2013, as the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice, its remit has grown to critically examine broad conceptualisations of social responsibility across the social sciences, arts and humanities. The Institute is committed to exploring the opportunities for cross sector collaboration and co-operation and to draw on the experience of practitioners as well as academic researchers to inform new ways of working and learning.
In April and May 2020, the Institute for Social Responsibility asked the Edge Hill University research community to submit articles on a range of issues detailing how the pandemic has affected their field. They responded with a range and depth of posts so vast that it now stands as an historic document charting our immediate response to the pandemic.
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Russia’s post-Soviet transition offers warning on hidden unemployment of coronavirus furlough schemes… Can the world really press the pause button on the economy for months without mass unemployment? The experience of the Russian Federation as it emerged from the central planning of the Soviet Union nearly 30 years ago may provide some indications of what is to come - read the latest article by Prof Jo Crotty, ISR Director.
As a monthly magazine and portal, MONITOR acts as a channel to bring the most innovative research on racism around the world to global civil society and policy communities. Their aim is to work in partnership with organisations and institutions who share this commitment: museums, NGOs, artists, international political organisations, and Trades Unions.
SustainNET is a new ISR research network of sustainability motivated individuals at Edge Hill University looking to advance the sustainability agenda at the local, national and international levels, and generally make the world a better place. Led by Prof Christopher Dent from the Business School, it was established in February 2020 as a cross-campus venture that is also working with partner organisations on research, education, knowledge exchange and civic engagement issues.