Professor Geoffrey Hosking FBA examines the role of trust in our financial systems, and argues that we need a fundamental rethink.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 11 (July 2008).
The concept of ‘toleration’ has been the subject of two meetings organised by the British Academy. Two participants, Dr Jon Parkin and Dr Timothy Stanton, challenge our complacent assumption that increasing toleration is a historical inevitability.
Jérôme Adda and Francesca Cornaglia discuss a more precise way of measuring the impact
of smoking bans on passive smoking, and report some surprising conclusions. (Dr Cornaglia gave a presentation on this topic at the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium in April 2008.)
The twice-yearly ‘British Academy Review’ contains articles illustrating the wide range of scholarship which the British Academy promotes in its role as the UK’s academy for the humanities and social sciences.