In the lead-up to the Ethnografilm Festival over the Easter weekend in Paris, we sat down for a quick Q&A with the director of the film festival, Wesley Shrum. Wesley is ...

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The World Social Sciences Report 2013 calls for social sciences that are ‘bolder, better, bigger and different’. Bolder in asserting our importance to environmental change research and policy. Better at ...

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What, we might ask – in the age of big data, automation and artificial intelligence – can the social sciences and humanities contribute to dealing with global environmental change? While ...

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The social sciences were developed to understand human behavior and social interactions. They were built by carefully separating humans from nature and then segmenting modes and types of human activity. ...

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A perennial frustration for most of us who are social scientists is that we have many things to say about how to make the world better but few, very few, ...

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Why nature makes you consider the future Would you rather have a 100 dollars now or 150 dollars in 90 days’ time? This decision task is used in experimental psychology to ...

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The World Social Science Report 2013 presents the urgency and complexity of global environmental change and stresses that social sciences have a key role to play in understanding the human ...

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As greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere reach yet another record high and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes ever more firmly in its fifth assessment report that climate ...

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As one of the most pressing of today’s global environmental problems, climate change presents a complex and controversial challenge to industrialised and emerging economies. Climate change is a recent concern, but has ...

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Environmental concerns are central to the daily lives of ordinary people across Africa: land grabbing, mining, environmental degradation, commoditisation of natural resources. How can social sciences face up to the challenges of ...

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