Category Archives: Policy Papers

This page lists all the policy papers the society has published.

Many of these, particularly those proposing specific legislation, may be out of date (e.g. anything about health). Some may never fall victim to the passing of time (John Kwan’s paper on a written UK constitution comes to mind). But when the society met to discuss these, we read, questioned and improved them, and that approach is why people attend our meetings, write papers, and commission further study.

Modelling Stability after Revolutions

The most noteworthy aspect of the recent political revolutions in the Arab world is that there is nearly always a failure to suddenly superimpose a democratic style of government based on Western political constitutional foundations onto a set of domestic … Continue reading

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Students and Alcohol

Written exclusively by students, this paper is uniquely placed to present a broad range of perspectives on issues surrounding young people and alcohol. In the opening chapter, Claudia Leong argues that media presentation of a youth binge drinking culture is … Continue reading

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Engaging with China: towards an assertive relationship with the People’s Republic

This paper argues for a radical shift in the UK’s policy towards the People’s Republic of China (PRC), aiming at a political relationship that transcends the motivation of economic opportunism. It sets out two proposals which present an alternative to … Continue reading

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A Marketing Approach to Risk Factor Management in the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Developing World

The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is often eclipsed by the overriding demands of handling communicable diseases in the developing world. Developing countries are faced with a double burden of disease as they begin to face an increasing encumbrance from … Continue reading

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The Mutual Fund Industry

This report offers some suggestions directed at how quality of service can be improved in the mutual fund industry, how competition can be made more effective and thereby the results for customers as well as successful fund managers improved. It … Continue reading

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Public Health: an Integrated Perspective

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 comes into full force from April 2013. In many ways a controversial piece of legislation, it heralds considerable changes, not least to the governance and practice of Public Health. The changes are designed … Continue reading

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What is the 21st Century University for?

A 2013 Conference Paper This paper comprises of eight individual pieces of policy research which each aim to evaluate the purpose universities play in the society of today. It seeks to contribute to this contemporary debate by designing policy in … Continue reading

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New Ideas for Higher Education

A 2013 Conference Paper This compilation explores the idea that a new way of teaching and learning could replace the traditional on-campus, set-syllabus university model. The focus of the first twelve reports is on e-learning. This body of research and … Continue reading

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Reconceptualising Post-16 Education in Britain

A 2013 Conference Paper This paper comprises of four pieces of policy research undertaken by members of The Wilberforce Society which each aim to explore ways of reconceptualising post-16 education and training in society today. It seeks to contribute to … Continue reading

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Love thy Teammate: Using Sport to Bring People Together

Prejudice and discrimination, inequalities of opportunity and social alienation are significant problems both within and without the sporting world. I suggest using sport as a tool to change the attitudes of people in the victimised groups as well as those … Continue reading

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