Siustainable Societies: webinar by Dr Jane Booth
Location: Online event
Date and Time:
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 17:00 - 18:00
Jane Booth will hold a special webinar focusing on sustainable societies, one of the key research areas for the Faculty of Social Sciences. The webinar will look at the value of studying social science in the contemporary world. In light of the recent revelations from the Paradise Papers, the issue of inequality - not only economic but political and ethical - has intensified, raising questions about social cohesion.
Child poverty, terrorism, migration, austerity, the ageing population, and many more social, economic and political ‘problems’ we hear about in the news relate to how our world is organized, and these problems come down to how sustainable current economic, political and social practices are. Sustainability does not just relate to the environment, although that is part of it. It relates to the uneven distribution of resources across the planet. These resources include political power and wealth.