Social scientists at Oxford are seeking answers to some of the world’s most important challenges. How can we tackle climate change? What needs to happen to resolve poverty? How should we respond to the economic crises? How should we fight for our human rights? Here we bring you the latest of our major discoveries in the social sciences at Oxford.
10 August 2017
Researchers at Oxford University have developed a novel way of determining the value of new technologies in the information and communications sector, filling a significant gap in existing methods and potentially creating a decision-making tool for investors.
8 August 2017
The article 'Refugia: a utopian solution to the crisis of mass displacement' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Robin Cohen, Emeritus Professor of Development Studies at the University of Oxford.
6 July 2017
The article 'G20 summit: who will take the US's place as a global leader?' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Tristen Naylor, Departmental Lecturer in Diplomatic Studies at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID).
3 July 2017
The article 'Nearly half of the world's poor are now children – that's 689m young people' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Felipe Roa-Clavijo, a doctoral candidate in International Development a the University of Oxford.
12 May 2017
The Teaching Awards are an opportunity for the Oxford University Students Union (OUSU) to celebrate tutors, lecturers, supervisors and support staff who go above and beyond their normal duties to deliver exceptionally excellent support to our students and are an important part of OUSU’s work on the academic experience at Oxford.
12 April 2017
The article 'Can Uganda’s progressive refugee policies survive the influx of people fleeing South Sudan?' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Alexander Betts, Leopold Muller Associate Professor in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the University of Oxford.
27 January 2017
A new paper in Science says field research on the ground with youths engaged in violent extremism or susceptible to it is needed to improve the West's understanding of terrorist groups like Islamic State and Al Qaeda. The paper says to be successful, such research would have to be properly funded and totally independent of governmental interference.
17 January 2017
The article 'The new superpowers in the global land grab and how they operate' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Nikita Sud, Associate Professor of Development Studies at the University of Oxford.
17 January 2017
The article 'Trump’s undiplomatic Twitter diplomacy isn’t a joke – it’s a catastrophic risk' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Jennifer Cassidy, DPhil candidate in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, and Brian Klaas, LSE Fellow in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science
4 January 2017
The article 'Why the rise of wearable tech to monitor employees is worrying' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Ivan Manokha, Departmental Lecturer in International Political Economy at the University of Oxford.
7 December 2016
The article 'Trump and Modi: birds of the same feather, but with different world views' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Dr Indrajit Roy, ESRC Future Research Leader at Oxford Department of International Development.
18 November 2016
Out of the 8 European Research Council Starting Grants secured by the University of Oxford in 2015-2016, 5 were awarded to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in the Social Sciences Division.
9 November 2016
The article 'Why Indians aren't impressed with Theresa May's business offer' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Nikita Sud, Associate Professor of Development Studies at the University of Oxford.
8 November 2016
Sir Tony Atkinson, an economist who has pioneered thinking on inequality and welfare economics, presented his report of the Commission on Global Poverty at a launch in Oxford.
27 October 2016
The article 'India's slow-brewing political storm is steadily gathering strength' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by Indrajit Roy, ESRC Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.
19 October 2016
The World Bank has announced it will broaden the way in which it measures poverty by introducing a new ‘multidimensional’ measure that captures non-monetary aspects of poverty, using a methodology developed by Sabina Alkire and James Foster of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at Oxford Department of International Development.
18 October 2016
This short film focuses on Dr Indrajit Roy's research on the lives of circular and internal migrants, people who move around their own countries usually in search of work.