Policy and Research

The approach behind this section is one of puzzling and exploring: Let’s see where this leads us, done for no reason other than to be interesting and (hopefully) useful. Research is increasingly linked to the need to produce demonstrably useful outcomes – often with direct commercialisation or policy formulation in mind. Whilst ‘really useful’ activity is important there is equally a place for activities undertaken for no immediate gain, for playfulness, simply because a puzzle has presented itself. Such activities have value if they stimulate curiosity and provide different ways of seeing our social world.

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