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Civil Society, Voluntary Sector

Why do we volunteer?

Posted on February 21, 2017 by WISERD

Hannah Blake is a PhD student at Cardiff University and recently contributed to the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series with a presentation on her master’s degree research into volunteer accounts of participation. Research in the volunteering phenomena is increasing. Having been a volunteer for six years, the decision to undertake my own research in this
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Dr Sioned Pearce, Politics, Young People, Young People and BREXIT

Young people and Brexit: long-term political engagement

Posted on February 17, 2017 by WISERD

As part of the Young People and Brexit project, WISERD will be creating a series of short films with young people. In this blog, Dr Sioned Pearce discusses some of the questions that the films will be asking. This week I sat on a debating panel to discuss young people and politics at the National
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Uncategorized, Young People and BREXIT

Young People & Brexit: One Year On

Posted on February 14, 2017 by WISERD

The decision to leave the European Union on 23rd June 2016 was potentially the most dramatic ever taken by the British electorate. Not only did it fly in the face of the expectations of the majority of the media, opinion pollsters and politicians (both in the UK and Europe), but it has come to dominate
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Bangor, Civil Society, Dr Marta Eichsteller

Biography as we know it

Posted on January 30, 2017 by WISERD

Dr Marta Eichsteller reflects on the challenges of biographical narratives in ethnographic research on civil society. Doing biographical narrative research as part of an ethnographic project is becoming established research practice. The method’s place in social research is to give context and meaning to what can be observed in the field and establish historical background
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