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).
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 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.
On 16 June 2008 the British Academy held a workshop to discuss the significance of the ‘Governance of Britain’ constitutional reform programme introduced by Gordon Brown shortly after becoming Prime Minister, and the associated ‘Constitutional Renewal’ package produced in March 2008. The meeting was all the more timely because Parliament’s Joint Committee on the Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill was currently at work. Dr Andrew Blick, who produced a discussion paper for the workshop, highlights some of the issues.