Research papers 2019

University of Bristol internship papers

Forest Schools by Sam Lockwood, September 2019

This report is an examination of the Forest School and Woodcraft tradition within the UK. The focus of this paper is to unearth the central tenants of this movement and in doing so answering one simple question; what potential influence does participating in such organisations have upon a person’s engagement with the most pressing issues of our time? Read: * 201909 Forest Schools...

Contextualising Climate Conflict by Prentice Everett, Feb 2019

This paper looks at the effects of anthropogenic climate change, and their concentration on the Global South. It will consider the role of the Global North in contributing to climate change before outlining why the South is geographically more vulnerable. This will then be illustrated by two examples of extreme weather induced by climate change in Syria and Nigeria respectively. Read: * 201902 Contextualisin...

University of Bath internship papers

Is Bristol Prepared for its Electric Car Revolution? by Alexander Hirst, September 2019

Bristol aims to achieve 100% ultra-low-emission-vehicle (ULEV) coverage by 2050. With an estimated 200,000 cars and an already fragile transport ecosystem, how will Bristol approach this growth without burdening the city’s infrastructure? Read: 201909 Is Bristol Pre...

Papers and essays

Ghosts in the machine by James Ward, August 2019

The smart city movement in the UK has grown considerably over the last decade. In many cases, this growth has outpaced attempts to structure or direct it, resulting in a variegated field of theory and practice. What has emerged, however, is an identifiable worldview which guides the smart city strategies of leading UK smart cities. This paper draws out this worldview through analysis of city strategy documents and example projects and show that it is characterised by an implicit exclusion of city residents in favour of business interests. Read: * 201908 Ghosts In The ...

Communitarian liberalism working paper by Noah Wescombe, Feb 2019

The question of appropriate scale has never been more relevant to political theory. In the modern day, unusual phenomena are emerging in our human systems. Globalisation has slowed in the last decade as geopolitical and spacial capital realities become clear. Slowbalisation is the new word of the day, used to refer to the marked reduction in growth, foreign direct investment, with an increase in trade disputes, and intra-regionality, over the last decade. Read: 201902 Communitarian ...