Social Sciences

University of Glasgow
Social Sciences
Izzy Howlett

Medical advances of Non-invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) have made screening safer and more accurate at estimating the possibility of having a child with Down syndrome, which may cause more pregnancies to be terminated due to this diagnosis. It...

University of St Andrews
Social Sciences
Neil Cuthill

Child poverty is a structure which restricts the social mobility of many in society, preventing those born into poverty entering the dominant middle-class and thus social class and poverty are reproduced inter-generationally. Although many...

University of Melbourne
Social Sciences
Sinead Manning

An ethical inquiry in the ancient Mesopotamian family has important implications for how we conceptualise women’s rights in a patriarchal context. Ancient Mesopotamian families were organised beneath a male authority, however women were granted...

University of Leeds
Social Sciences
Rakib Miah

The purpose of this policy brief is to discuss the near-exclusive developing world burden of unsafe abortion. The World Health Organization estimates 21.6 million unsafe abortions occur annually, with 98% of these occurring in the developing...

University of Sussex
Social Sciences
Elena Corradi

Fair trade distinguishes itself from conventional commodities as it attempts to challenge commodity fetishism by developing the relation that exists between consumers and producers through the transformation of products’ identities. By applying...

University of Texas at Austin
Social Sciences
Sahil Badruddin

The Shia Nizari Isma‘ili Muslims consist of followers of the 49th hereditary Imam, Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV, from direct lineal descent of the Prophet Muhammad. Unlike other Shia communities, the Isma‘ilis acknowledge the necessity of a...

University of Toronto
Social Sciences
Benson Cheung

This paper argues that the cultural trauma caused by the 9/11 attacks on the American collective psyche is due to the terrorist attack’s repudiation of the decade-long belief in Francis Fukuyama’s “End of History” thesis. Through analyzing the...

University of Leeds
Social Sciences
Caroline Breeden

Drawing on previous research and theories of masculinity and sexuality, this paper explores the complex and controversial concept of ‘lad culture’, which has gained recent media interest in relation to sexism and sexual harassment among student...

University of Exeter
Social Sciences
Rufat Safarli

This paper aims to revisit the debate on the role of new media in the Egyptian Revolution. By new media, this study will refer to sources of information and methods of communication that have paved the way for a new system of political...