Recent Submissions

  • A new future for social security: response to the consultation document. 

    Spicker, Paul (Scottish Government, 2016-07-29)
    SPICKER, P. 2016. A new future for social security: response to the consultation document. In Scottish Government. Consultation on social security in Scotland. Edinburgh: Scottish Government [online], response ID 500312666. Available from: https://consult.gov.scot/social-security/social-security-in-scotland/consultation/view_respondent?_b_index=420&uuId=500312666
    This submission covers genearl issues related to the statement of principles, broader issues of policy and general administrative arrangements. The main points are these: 1) The aims of benefit systems are complex. ...
  • What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers? 

    Spicker, Paul (COMMON WEAL, 2016-02-28)
    SPICKER, P. 2016. What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers? Glasgow: Comon Weal [online]. Available from: http://allofusfirst.org/tasks/render/file/?fileID=5F353C60-ECE3-72D9-CAD3D044ACBB03D0
    Professor Paul Spicker analyses the planned devolution of social security powers to the Scottish Parliament in the Scotland Bill and argues: "The reforms have been represented as giving Scotland 'one of the most powerful ...
  • Poverty as a wicked problem. 

    Spicker, Paul (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, 2016-11-30)
    SPICKER, P. 2016. Poverty as a wicked problem. CROP poverty brief [online], 35. Available from: http://www.crop.org/viewfile.aspx?id=1062
    This brief argues for a pragmatic approach to poverty, rather than an analytical one: 1. Poverty is a wicked issue - complex, multidimensional, unclear and changeable. There is not one problem to be addressed. If we are ...
  • Collaboration: ideas from the construction industry. 

    Christie, David S. (Press and journal, 2015-10-09)
    CHRISTIE, D. 2015. Collaboration: ideas from the construction industry. Energy voice [online], 9 October. Available from: https://www.energyvoice.com/opinion/90045/opinion-collaboration-ideas-from-the-construction-industry/
    During the current difficult period faced by the UKCS oil and gas industry, collaboration between the various parties in the offshore industry has been identified as one of the key factors in ensuring that the oil and gas ...
  • RiCORE: risk based consenting for offshore renewables. [Project booklet] 

    RiCORE Project; Gray, David; Bloice, Lyndsay; Grinnall, Andy (Robert Gordon University, 2016-12-31)
    RICORE PROJECT. [2016]. RiCORE: risk based consenting for offshore renewables. [Project booklet]. Aberdeen: RGU.
    The RiCORE project has been charged with promoting a risk-based approach to the consenting of offshore renewable energy. The cost and time taken to conduct environmental impact assessment remains one of the key barriers ...