Britain in 2013 -- the nation in focus

November 23, 2012

Published on 19 November, Britain in 2013 - the nation in focus, showcases the diversity of ESRC-funded research on the state of the nation. The magazine is a mixture of academic opinion pieces alongside informed journalistic writing, offering a concise analysis of research and topical issues concerning Britain today.

Britain in 2013 reflects on, and offers possible solutions to, the most pressing problems British society faces.

This year's magazine features articles on: Paul Boyle Chief Executive of the ESRC said "The publication of Britain in 2013 could not come at a better time. As a nation we have enjoyed a year of highs and lows, from embracing moments of sporting joy to dealing with the global recession and how to stimulate growth. The research findings we have included from across the social science community show that now, more than ever, economic and social science research has a fundamental impact on almost every aspect of our society."

The ESRC funds research across this wide range of issues and contributes to greater knowledge and understanding of the many challenges our society faces. But, importantly, much of this research goes further to propose solutions and show where interventions have a positive effect. Many examples of these important contributions are gathered in Britain in 2013.
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1. Britain in 2013 is available in WHSmiths Travel and High Street shops, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Boots, priced at £5.50.

2. You can order a copy by emailing Azone at sales@azonelogistics.co.uk

3. Britain in 2013 showcases the diversity of ESRC-funded research around the state of the nation in 2012. The magazine is a mixture of academic opinion pieces alongside informed journalistic writing, offering a concise analysis of research and topical issues concerning Britain today. An entertaining, accessible and informative magazine, Britain in 2013 will appeal to those who enjoy debate and current affairs and have an interest both in social sciences and UK society.

4. All profit made from the sale of the magazine is reinvested in research communication. The views and statements expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the ESRC.

5. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. It supports independent high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and the third sector. The ESRC's total budget for 2012/13 is £205 million. At any one time the ESRC supports over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and independent research institutes.

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