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Public engagement and social science

Stella Maile and David Griffiths


This original edited collection explores the value of public engagement in a wider social science context. Its main themes range from the dialogic character of social science to the pragmatic responses to the managerial policies underpinning the restructuring of Higher Education. The book is organised in three parts: the first encourages the reader to reflect upon the different social and political inflections of public engagement and offers one university example of a social science café in Bristol. The following sections are based upon talks given in the café and are linked by a concern with ... More

Keywords: public engagement, social science, reflexive understanding, academics, practitioners, students, social issues

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447306863
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447306863.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stella Maile, editor
University of the West of England

David Griffiths, editor
The Open University

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Part One The meaning of public engagement

Introduction to Part One

Stella Maile and David Griffiths

Part Two Public engagement in practice

Introduction to Part Two

Stella Maile and David Griffiths

Five The Occupy movement

Samantha Fletcher

Ten Resilience

Paul Hoggett

Part Three Applying Social Science in the City™ and beyond

Introduction to Part Three

Stella Maile and David Griffiths

Fifteen Social research, community engagement and learning through partnerships: a collaborative project

Stella Maile, with Grace Aciro, Bethany Addicott, Laylee Arfsarpour, Joe Fitt, Georgia Leonard, Michael Nash and Annabelle Wilson

Conclusions: Managing Public Engagement

Stella Maile and David Griffiths

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