Social Science Bites

Bite-sized interviews with top social scientists

http://www.socialsciencebites.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 18m. Bisher sind 134 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 4 Wochen
subscribe
share



 

Kayleigh Garthwaite on Foodbanks


In the most recent 12-month period for which is has data, the Trussell Trust – the largest foodbank trust in the United Kingdom – the trust passed out 1.6 million food parcels, with 500,000 of those going to children. More than 90 percent of the...


share





   17m
 
 

Jonathan Portes on the Economics of Immigration


“I cannot count the number of people who’ve told me on Twitter, ‘Of course immigrants increase British unemployment! Of course immigrants drive down wages. It’s just the law of supply and demand.’ And it’s an almost infallible rule that...


share





 2019-07-01  27m
 
 

Sam Friedman on Class


Is education, by itself, the great equalizer? Will having the same education erase the benefit someone from a higher class has over someone from a lower class? “Education,” says sociologist Sam Friedman, “doesn’t wash away the effects of class...


share





 2019-06-06  27m
 
 

Monika Krause on Humanitarian Aid


Humanitarian aid organizations often find themselves torn by reasonable expectations – to address a pressing crisis and to show that what they are doing is actually helping. While these might not seem at odds, in practice, says Monika Krause, they...


share





 2019-05-01  17m
 
 

Erica Chenoweth on Nonviolent Resistance


You and a body of like-minded people want to reform a wretched regime, or perhaps just break away from it and create an independent state. Are you more likely to achieve your goals by a campaign of bombings, assassinations and riots, or by mass...


share





 2019-04-02  19m
 
 

Gina Neff on Smart Devices


Data about us as individuals is usually conceived of as something gathered about us, whether siphoned from our Facebook or requested by bureaucrats. But data collected and displayed by the tracking applications on our iPhones and Fitbits is material...


share





 2019-03-01  19m
 
 

Les Back on Migrants


Sociologists Les Back and Shamser Sinha spent a decade following 30 migrants in London, a study that forms the narrative in their new book, Migrant City. But the book, which includes the names of three of their subjects as additional co-authors,...


share





 2019-02-01  24m
 
 

David Halpern on Nudging


Placing more nutritious food on a more visible shelf, informing lagging taxpayers that their neighbors have already paid up, or asking job seekers what they plan to do next week (instead of what they did – or didn’t – do last week) – these are...


share





 2019-01-02  20m
 
 

James Robinson on Why Nations Fail


Metrics on the average living standards from the best-off countries in the world (say, Norway) to the worst-off (perhaps the Central African Republic) vary by a factor of 40 to 50. So notes James Robinson, the Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor...


share





 2018-12-03  18m
 
 

Nick Adams on Textual Analysis


Fake news, whether truly phony or merely unpalatable, has become an inescapable trope for modern media consumers. But apart from its propagandist provenance, misinformation and disinformation in our media diets is a genuine threat. Sociologist Nick...


share





 2018-11-01  16m