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Being a leader or being the leader: The evolution of institutionalised hierarchy (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Perret, C., Hart, E., & Powers, S. T. (2019). Being a leader or being the leader: The evolution of institutionalised hierarchy. In ALIFE 2019: The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life (171-178). https://doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00158

Human social hierarchy has the unique characteristic of existing in two forms. Firstly, as an informal hierarchy where leaders and followers are implicitly defined by their personal characteristics, and secondly, as an institutional hierarchy where l... Read More about Being a leader or being the leader: The evolution of institutionalised hierarchy.

Turning citizens into immigrants: state practices of welfare ‘cancellations’ and document retention among EU nationals living in Glasgow (2018)
Journal Article
Guma, T. (2018). Turning citizens into immigrants: state practices of welfare ‘cancellations’ and document retention among EU nationals living in Glasgow. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 46(13), 2647-2663. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183x.2018.1535313

This article examines the everyday experiences of welfare provision among EU migrants living in Glasgow, demonstrating how the process of restricting the rights of EU citizens has occurred well before Brexit. It is based on 12 months of ethnographic... Read More about Turning citizens into immigrants: state practices of welfare ‘cancellations’ and document retention among EU nationals living in Glasgow.

One world is not enough: the structured phenomenology of lifestyle migrants in East Asia: One world is not enough (2018)
Journal Article
Stones, R., Lee, M., O'Reilly, K., & Botterill, K. (2018). One world is not enough: the structured phenomenology of lifestyle migrants in East Asia: One world is not enough. British Journal of Sociology, https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12357

The paper is based on original empirical research into the lifestyle migration of European migrants, primarily British, to Thailand and Malaysia, and of Hong Kong Chinese migrants to Mainland China. We combine strong structuration theory (SST) with H... Read More about One world is not enough: the structured phenomenology of lifestyle migrants in East Asia: One world is not enough.

A Position Statement on Population Data Science: The science of data about people (2018)
Journal Article
McGrail, K., Jones, K., Akbari, A., Bennett, T., Boyd, A., Carinci, F., …Kotelchuck, M. (2018). A Position Statement on Population Data Science: The science of data about people. International Journal of Population Data Science, 3(1), https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v3i1.415

Information is increasingly digital, creating opportunities to respond to pressing issues about human populations using linked datasets that are large, complex, and diverse. The potential social and individual benefits that can come from data-intensi... Read More about A Position Statement on Population Data Science: The science of data about people.

What’s in a word? Victims on ‘victim’ (2018)
Journal Article
Fohring, S. (2018). What’s in a word? Victims on ‘victim’. International Review of Victimology, 24(2), 151-164. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269758018755154

Identifying as a victim of crime is a complex process involving both social and personal motivations. This paper utilises data gathered from victims of crime to examine how their thoughts, feelings and reactions to the victim label are influenced by... Read More about What’s in a word? Victims on ‘victim’.

Young people’s everyday securities: pre-emptive and pro-active strategies toward ontological security in Scotland (2017)
Journal Article
Botterill, K., Hopkins, P., & Sanghera, G. S. (2017). Young people’s everyday securities: pre-emptive and pro-active strategies toward ontological security in Scotland. Social and Cultural Geography, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2017.1346197

This paper uses a framework of ‘ontological security’ to discuss the psycho-social strategies of self-securitization employed by ethnic and religious minority young people in Scotland. We argue that broad discourses of securitization are present in t... Read More about Young people’s everyday securities: pre-emptive and pro-active strategies toward ontological security in Scotland.

Securing Disunion: young people’s nationalism, identities and (in)securities in the campaign for an independent Scotland (2016)
Journal Article
Botterill, K., Hopkins, P., Sanghera, G., & Arshad, R. (2016). Securing Disunion: young people’s nationalism, identities and (in)securities in the campaign for an independent Scotland. Political Geography, 55, 124-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2016.09.002

This paper explores ethnic and religious minority youth perspectives of security and nationalism in Scotland during the independence campaign in 2014. We discuss how young people co-construct narratives of Scottish nationalism alongside minority eth... Read More about Securing Disunion: young people’s nationalism, identities and (in)securities in the campaign for an independent Scotland.

When is bigger better? The effects of group size on the evolution of helping behaviours: Effects of group size on evolution of helping (2016)
Journal Article
Powers, S. T., & Lehmann, L. (2017). When is bigger better? The effects of group size on the evolution of helping behaviours: Effects of group size on evolution of helping. Biological Reviews, 92(2), 902-920. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12260

Understanding the evolution of sociality in humans and other species requires understanding how selection on social behaviour varies with group size. However, the effects of group size are frequently obscured in the theoretical literature, which ofte... Read More about When is bigger better? The effects of group size on the evolution of helping behaviours: Effects of group size on evolution of helping.

How institutions shaped the last major evolutionary transition to large-scale human societies (2016)
Journal Article
Powers, S. T., van Schaik, C. P., & Lehmann, L. (2016). How institutions shaped the last major evolutionary transition to large-scale human societies. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, 371(1687), 20150098. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0098

What drove the transition from small-scale human societies centred on kinship and personal exchange, to large-scale societies comprising cooperation and division of labour among untold numbers of unrelated individuals? We propose that the unique huma... Read More about How institutions shaped the last major evolutionary transition to large-scale human societies.

Power to the Population? the population census under review. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Killick, L., Duff, A., Hall, H., & Deakin, M. (2016). Power to the Population? the population census under review. In ACTIS 2015 (27-34)

Many regard the population census as the backbone of national statistics. It is also regarded as a national institution; a data source held in high regard by the academic, policymaker, historian and genealogist alike. However, technological advances,... Read More about Power to the Population? the population census under review..

The enigma of 'harmful' alcohol consumption: evidence from a mixed methods study involving female drinkers in Scotland (2015)
Journal Article
Gill, J. S., Rush, R., Black, H., O'May, F. P., Chick, J., Rees, C., & McPake, B. (2015). The enigma of 'harmful' alcohol consumption: evidence from a mixed methods study involving female drinkers in Scotland. Perspectives in Public Health, 136, 34-42. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913915603039

Background/Aims: An appreciation of the drinking patterns of population subgroups may usefully inform tailored interventions. For this purpose research has highlighted a need to better describe the drinking behaviour of UK women. This study aims to c... Read More about The enigma of 'harmful' alcohol consumption: evidence from a mixed methods study involving female drinkers in Scotland.

The level and determinants of well-being among Polish economic migrants in Scotland - testing the Sustainable Happiness Model; a sequential explanatory mixed-methods study (2015)
Thesis
Bak-Klimek, A. (2015). The level and determinants of well-being among Polish economic migrants in Scotland - testing the Sustainable Happiness Model; a sequential explanatory mixed-methods study. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9829

Background: The available research on economic migration suggested that immigrants may be less happy than the indigenous populations. It was found that relatively stable dispositional factors such as optimism, and cognitive-behavioural factors such a... Read More about The level and determinants of well-being among Polish economic migrants in Scotland - testing the Sustainable Happiness Model; a sequential explanatory mixed-methods study.

Alcohol purchasing by ill heavy drinkers; cheap alcohol is no single commodity. (2015)
Journal Article
Gill, J., Chick, J., Black, H., Rees, C., O'May, F., Rush, R., & McPake, B. (2015). Alcohol purchasing by ill heavy drinkers; cheap alcohol is no single commodity. Public Health, 129(12), 1571-1578. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2015.08.013

Objectives Potential strategies to address alcohol misuse remain contentious. We aim to characterise the drink purchases of one population group: heavy drinkers in contact with Scottish health services. We contrast our findings with national sales... Read More about Alcohol purchasing by ill heavy drinkers; cheap alcohol is no single commodity..

The wrong type of mother: moral panic and teenage parenting. (2015)
Book Chapter
Brown, S. (2015). The wrong type of mother: moral panic and teenage parenting. In V. E. Cree, G. Clapton, & M. Smith (Eds.), Revisiting Moral Panics: Book 1 Gender and the Family. Policy Press

We live in a world that is increasingly characterised as full of risk, danger and threat. Every day a new social issue emerges to assail our sensibilities and consciences. Drawing on the popular Economic Social and Research Council (ESRC) seminar ser... Read More about The wrong type of mother: moral panic and teenage parenting..

Cultural Geography (2015)
Book Chapter
Hannam, K. (2015). Cultural Geography. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), (409-413). (Second Edition). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.72077-0

This article is a revision of the previous edition article by G. Pratt, volume 5, pp. 3070–3075, © 2001, Elsevier Ltd. Abstract Early conceptualizations of cultural geography by the Berkeley School tended to focus on the morphology of cultural landsc... Read More about Cultural Geography.

Putting a face on the dark figure: Describing victims who don’t report crime (2014)
Journal Article
Fohring, S. (2014). Putting a face on the dark figure: Describing victims who don’t report crime. Temida časopis o viktimizaciji, ljudskim pravima i rodu / Viktimološko Društvo Srbije i Prometej, Beograd, 17(4), 3-18. https://doi.org/10.2298/tem1404003f

Since the inception of large scale victimisation surveys a considerable amount of research has been conducted investigating the so called ‘dark figure’ of unreported crime. Although this figure has consistently hovered around 60% of all victims, rece... Read More about Putting a face on the dark figure: Describing victims who don’t report crime.

Lifestyle Migration in East Asia: Integrating Ethnographic Methodology and Practice Theory (2014)
Book
O'Reilly, K., Stones, R., & Botterill, K. (2014). Lifestyle Migration in East Asia: Integrating Ethnographic Methodology and Practice Theory. SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013509192

This project was designed to study the lifestyle migration of British migrants in Thailand and Malaysia and Hong Kong Chinese migrants to mainland China. With a focus on the meanings, motivations and outcomes of lifestyle migration in Asian contexts,... Read More about Lifestyle Migration in East Asia: Integrating Ethnographic Methodology and Practice Theory.

Looking at bullying and cyberbullying: mapping approaches and knowledge. (2014)
Report
Stone, K. (2014). Looking at bullying and cyberbullying: mapping approaches and knowledge. Edinburgh. Scotland: Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People

This report looks at how bullying and cyberbullying are defined, approaches to handling both in Scotland, and children and young people's views and experiences of cyberbullying.