Ethnicity, Networks and Voice Mechanisms in Established and Hard to Reach BME Communities: Capacity Building and Beyond

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bradford
Department Name: Sch of Management

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Publications

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Description Enforcement and labour rights
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Union policy and practice
 
Description Ethnicity, social enterprise: diminishing visibility and voice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presentation made at the FairWRC, Manchester Business School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Inaugural meeting of the Voice and Ethnicity Research and Action Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The ESRC seminar series was focused on the way participative mechanisms and new forms of representation were emerging in BME communities. It tried to map the way communities and social organisations viewed and responded to participation gaps. However, in the past two years we have seen a new political climate posing serious challenges to the participation and networking around equality issues. First, we have a new formal questioning of social and equality rights in the UK disguised in the form of a defence of 'regulatory simplicity'. Second, the resourcing of social organisations related to equality is being undermined within a generalised assault on the welfare state. Third, discourse at the UK government and EU levels have accelerated and are clearly attempting to be a populist attempt at indicating a change in policy on migration. Consequently, the environment has become even more difficult, providing further challenges to both minority ethnic communities and the agenda of social and equality rights. The meeting will focus on two questions. First, how have these changes impacted on the structures of representation within - and concerning -various communities? Second how should VERN develop its agenda as a network in relation to these changes?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Presentation and Talk: Deliberation, Participation and the Politics of Migrant and Ethnic Minority Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact UNESCO Philolab conference, November 2012 Paris
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity