(via Intute Social Science Blog) Homeless women, gated commnities, active citizenship and the post-industrial labour market: That’s what the papers in the first issue of the new open access journal People, Place and Policy are about:
People, Place and Policy provides a forum for debate about the situations and experiences of people and places struggling to negotiate a satisfactory accommodation with the various opportunities, constraints and risks within contemporary society.
PPP is founded on the belief that academic research has a critical role to play in the creation and assessment of policies. This is not to criticise social scientists who shy away from involvement in the messy business of policy, but to celebrate the contribution of critical and questioning applied social research to both academic knowledge and thought, and the interpretation, understanding and responsiveness of policy to contemporary social challenges.
The editorial home of the journal is the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University.