Small Research Grant
Africa's secret success story: Cape Verde
Professor Bruce Baker explains how one small nation’s approach to government has lessons for the rest of Africa.
Public Opinion, Public Diplomacy and Peace Making
Dr Colin Irwin explains how public opinion polls can be used in long-running conflicts to help the pursuit of peace.
Liter8 Lrnrs: Is Txting Valuable or Vandalism?
Dr Clare Wood, Dr Bev Plester and Samantha Bowyer report some conclusions from their British Academy-funded research project.
The Olympic Games: Imagining a New Media Legacy
Funding through the British Academy Small Grants scheme has helped Professor Andy Miah and Dr Beatriz Garcia to pursue their research into the ‘non-accredited’ media at the Olympic Games. Here they describe the role of this alternative media coverage, and explain its significance for Britain on the approach to London …
Risky and Resourceful: Parenting experiences of (ex) offender fathers
Dr Liz Walker received a British Academy Small Research Grant to study the experiences of fathers who had spent time in prison. Here she reveals that it is a complex picture.
‘Good Allies’: How Australia and New Zealand entered the Vietnam War
Dr Caroline Page received a British Academy Small Research Grant to study the interplay between official propaganda and public opinion on the Vietnam War in Australia and New Zealand, 1965–1973. Here she reveals how the need to be perceived as good allies of the US drew the two countries into …
De-centring our Gaze: The Urban Slums of Brazil, Venezuela and Bolivia
Enormous political, economic, social and cultural changes are currently having an impact on the entire region of Latin America. Dr Jeremy Lester has been studying the new configurations of social and political protagonists, and here describes some emerging challenges to the traditional order.
Migration and older people in Bolivia: Between opportunities and new vulnerabilities
Dr Tanja Bastia is Senior Lecturer in Urban Development at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester. Here she describes her British Academy-supported research into the effects of migration on the migrants’ parents who are ‘left behind’ in Bolivia.
Community Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland: Lessons from America
Dr Kieran McEvoy, Reader in Criminology at The Queen’s University Belfast, reports on a British Academy supported research trip to the USA in the summer of 2001 and how it relates to ongoing attempts at finding peaceful alternatives to paramilitary punishments in Northern Ireland.
Robert Emmet: The Making of a Legend
Professor Marianne Elliott FBA, Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool, discusses the legend that grew from the trial and death of Robert Emmet, and its place in the development of Irish nationalist expression.
'A Monster Among Decisions': Prince Charles's Journey to Madrid, 1623
Dr Glyn Redworth, University of Manchester, describes a bizarre episode in British history, as the Protestant heir to the Stuart throne visited Madrid in an attempt to win the Spanish Infanta as his bride.
Israel's Soviet Immigrants
Dr Neill Lochery, Director of the Centre for Israeli Studies at University College London, has been conducting research on the impact of Russian immigrants on contemporary Israeli politics. Here, he considers the degree to which they have become assimilated within Israeli society and their influence on the political agenda.