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Endogenous network formation and informal networks in village economies

Dr Pramila Krishnan | Economics | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

A common criticism by non-economists of orthodox economic theories is that they fail to take account of the social context in which individual economic agents act. Economic agents are also social beings. The mesh of interpersonal and community…

From public service to artificial insemination: animal breeding science 1890-1951

Dr S Wilmot | Economic & Social History | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

From public service to artificial insemination: animal breeding science in britain, 1890-1951 the project focuses on the early history of one reproductive technology: artificial insemination (ai) as applied to cattle between 1890 and 1951. It will…

Gaining places: stagnation and growth in the proportion of women in universities

Professor Carol Dyhouse | Economic & Social History | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Women students now outnumber men in uk universities. Given the current interest in access to higher education, as well as concern about whether girls are outperforming boys, it is surprising that the chronology of, and reasons for this trend have not…

Gender mainstreaming

Professor Sylvia Walby | Sociology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

The seminar series explored the concept and practice of gender mainstreaming.  gender mainstreaming is an essentially contested concept, yet has been in active use in policy making.the seminar series explored the productive tensions in the…

Gender role boundary theory: structure of the male and female representations

Dr Alison Lenton | Psychology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Gender role boundary theory suggests that the male gender role is more narrow and rigid than the female gender role. That is, the male role is less likely to be linked with traditionally feminine characteristics than is the female role to be…

Genetics, religion and identity: a study of bangladeshi muslims in britain

Dr Sophie Gilliat-Ray | Interdisciplinary Studies | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

The practice of blood marriage (usually between cousins) within population groups that share a muslim religious identity remains common and with it, a disproportionate risk of recessively inherited genetic disorders. This interdisciplinary study…

Global environmental governance and local resistance

Professor Rosaleen Duffy | Political Science and International Relations | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

This project will examine the coherence and relevance of conceptual work on global governance through a detailed investigation of resistances to global regulation. It will use the examples of global environmental governance and the multiple responses…

Government stability in semi-presidential regimes

Dr P Schleiter | Political Science and International Relations | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

This proposal requests funding for the collection of a dataset on the timing, nature and potential causes of government changes in europes sixteen current semi-presidential regimes: austria, finland, france, iceland, ireland, portugal, bulgaria,…

How do users interpret probabilistic pregnancy screening information?

Dr R Bramwell | Psychology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Health care policy emphasises the importance of users having information and choice. Modern health technologies are often presented as meeting these needs and thereby empowering patients. For instance, genetic and other medical screening procedures…

Individuality and social identity: from small groups to social categories

Professor Tom Postmes | Psychology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

This proposal seeks funding to round off an existing programme of research, and start a new one. For 10 years, the applicant has studied how members of small groups exert influence on each other in making group decisions, in communicating, in…

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