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“There are moments in life where the question of knowing whether one might think otherwise than one thinks and perceive otherwise than one sees is indispensable if one is to continue to observe or reflect ...” Michel Foucault

Anyone can contribute to the blog. We welcome pieces on all things related to the social, economic and geographical sciences. Please visit our main SEGS Group site for more information about us.

What are the impacts of social innovation? Addressing the challenges of marginalised rural areas in Scotland and beyond

Author: Carla Barlagne

By Carla Barlagne and Richard J. Hewitt Social innovation is a phenomenon that manifests itself in new social relationships and collaborations. It seeks to promote the development and uptake of new services and new...

The Water Between Us - Scott Herrett on discovering deliberation

Author: Scott Herrett

'Paying attention' from Eabhal - Uibhist a Tuath by Scott Herrett Deliberation is the long and careful consideration of a subject. - In this house nothing is there by chance: it is always...

What is it like to attend a ‘virtual’ conference? Reflections on IAPS 2020

Author: Alice Hague

By Alice Hague, Christina Noble, Nazli Koseoglu, Kathryn Colley, Liz Dinnie, Tony Craig. Academic conferences are an important part of an academic career, as key places for sharing ideas and engaging with others....

Impact of Coronavirus on Rural Scotland – A contribution from the SEGS Group: Part 3

Author: Annie McKee

3. Addressing the Challenges from Coronavirus: Insights from recent research With contributions from: Dominic Duckett, Mags Currie, Carla Barlagne, Claire Hardy, Leanne Townsend, Sharon Flanigan, Ruth Wilson, Jon...

The Impact of Coronavirus on Rural Scotland – A contribution from the SEGS Group: Part 2

Author: Annie McKee

2. The impact on agriculture With contributions from: Dominic Duckett, Mags Currie, Carla Barlagne, Claire Hardy, Leanne Townsend, Sharon Flanigan, Ruth Wilson, Jon Hopkins, and Annabel Pinker. During this period...

The Impact of Coronavirus on Rural Scotland – A contribution from the SEGS Group: Part 1

Author: Annie McKee

1. Community resilience and social innovation With contributions from: Dominic Duckett, Mags Currie, Carla Barlagne, Claire Hardy, Leanne Townsend, Sharon Flanigan, Ruth Wilson, Jon Hopkins, Annabel Pinker. As a...

Debating energy futures on Lewis: Energy transitions, emergent politics, and the question of the commons

Author: Annabel Pinker

It is widely accepted that we are in the midst of an energy revolution, transitioning from carbon-based fuels to renewable and increasingly decentralised forms of energy production. But does this entail a new...

Integrating distributional concerns into natural capital accounts

Author: Paola Ovando

"ScottishForest" by www.rubenholthuijsen.nl is licensed under CC BY 2.0 The natural capital concept is gaining traction in political and economic discourses in Scotland. For instance, Scotland’s...

The economic benefits of invasive species management

Author: Michaela Roberts

Bushtail possum, a native of Australia is now an invasive species in New Zealand. Credit: Brisbane City Council. Invasive species are increasing worldwide, and with them so is our understanding of how they damage...

Am I an agritourist?

Author: Sharon Flanigan

I am a social researcher working on topics relating to agriculture. It is my job to ask questions, but one I have been asking myself a lot recently is, Am I an agritourist?

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