- Dr Richard Ballard
This project is focused on two outputs. The first is a GCRO Provocation, Predicting xenophobic attitudes, which was published in September 2019 and is a study conducted by Dr Mark Orkin using the GCRO Quality of Life V (2017/18) dataset. Whereas previous quantitative studies on xenophobia struggled to show the relationship between socio-economic characteristics and xenophobic attitudes, Dr Orkin’s Provocation shows how the objective conditions of respondents do indeed become relevant when mediated by intervening variables.
The second output is an edited volume entitled The Routledge Handbook of Social Change, which was edited by Richard Ballard (GCRO) and Clive Barnett (Exeter University) and consists of 30 commissioned chapters from an international group of authors. All chapters were peer reviewed in 2020-2021, and the book was published in September 2022.
Ballard, R. and Barnett, C. (eds) (2022). The Routledge Handbook of Social Change. Routledge.
Ballard, R. and Barnett, C. (2022). ‘Apprehensions of Social Change’ In Richard Ballard and Clive Barnett (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Social Change. Routledge.
Ballard, R. (2022). ‘Everyday resistance: theorising ow the “weak” change the world’ In Richard Ballard and Clive Barnett (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Social Change. Routledge.
Orkin, M. (2019). Predicting xenophobic attitudes: Statistical path models of objective and subjective factors. GCRO Provocation 4. September 2019.
Last updated: 16 September 2022.