Monthly Archives: April 2018

A word that counts? The promise and pitfall of ruling the world by numbers

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A blogpost by A blogpost by Morten Jerven (University of Edinburgh) This blog post is based on a talk at the SKAPE seminar on 2 May 2018 Perhaps one of the most challenging notion to take on board in the governance of today’s world is that not all that counts can be counted. We increasingly   …Continue Reading


Reckoning with Transvaginal Mesh: Clinical Labour and Affect Economies

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A blogpost by Ariel Ducey, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary This blog post is based on a talk at the SKAPE seminar on 25 April 2018 For a number of years, I have been collaborating with colleagues in surgery, health services research, and bioethics in studying how and why a community of surgeons changes   …Continue Reading


The Holy Grails of good governance: Why we need naïve policymaking ideals in cynical times

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A blogpost by John Boswell, University of Southampton This blog post is based on a talk at the SKAPE seminar on 11 April 2018   Among other atrocities, the last year or so has seen leading Brexiteers weasel out of their side-of-the-bus commitment to redirect £350 million per week to the NHS on leaving the   …Continue Reading


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