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How modelling social behaviour can help prevent poor health choices

Key Points In a population a person may not necessarily copy the behaviour that’s popular, but the behaviours they interact with. Populations have a kind of memory that keeps them locked into the same behaviour, making it difficult to change even if the size of the social group competing with it is reduced. With data […]

Financial Crime, Corruption and the Global Financial Crisis: What is the role of regulation?

A multidisciplinary public workshop took place at Durham University early this summer entitled, ‘Financial Crime, Corruption and the Global Financial Crisis: What is the role of regulation?’ hosted by IHRR and the Global Policy journal. The event was facilitated by Professor Timothy Clark (Durham Business School) and Dr Eva-Maria Nag (Global Policy). It was well-attended […]

ESRC Festival of Social Science – Tipping Points in Health and Society

6th November 2014, 19:30 to 21:00, Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham City. Presenters: Prof Michael Goldstein and Dr Camila Caiado, Dept of Mathematical Sciences Health problems, from cardiovascular disease to the AIDS epidemic, present major social challenges that require new forms of intervention in health care. Modelling health problems provides a way to help […]

Eco-tipping points and the power of narrative in literature

August 5, 2014 by

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A narrative is a story, a sequence of written or spoken words. It is in many ways the foundation that all literature stands upon, that makes language intelligible and shares understanding, whether it is a fictional or factual event. Thus if narratives of various kinds structure the imagined world, they also structure reality, our social […]

An enlightened approach to corporate governance

Legal researcher Dr Vincenzo Bavoso finds that a new form of corporate governance is needed to restore societal imbalances worsened by the global financial crisis. Dr Bavoso investigated corporate law and governance issues that emerged within the context of the global financial crisis. As large public corporations have become the engine of modern western economies, […]

Financial Crime, Corruption and the Global Financial Crisis: What is the role of regulation?

18th June 2014, 18:00 to 20:30, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University Corruption perpetrated by bankers and other financial players has been argued to lie at the root of the global financial crisis. But to what extent should behaviours and practices that have potentially disastrous consequences for the global economy be defined and treated as […]

Tipping Points Annual Report 2013-14

IHRR’s Tipping Points project has now published its fourth annual report. It provides recent updates on the multiple strands of its research that combines different fields in the physical and social sciences, and arts and humanities. The project has generated a tremendous amount of academic research exploring the many different kinds of tipping points in […]

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