Policy Briefs

The University of Lincoln Policy Hub has produced a series of policy briefs on current research topics. See below for the downloadable pdf

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Policy Guidance

The Lincoln Policy Hub has produced a series of policy guidance notes to help you engage with policymakers and researchers. You will find guidance on engaging with parliament, government and…

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Latest Blogposts

Does Legislature Size Impact Public Service Provision?

Since the early eighteenth century, scholars have suggested that there is a trade-off between political representation and government efficiency. On the one hand, larger legislatures offer greater opportunities for ethnic and political minorities to elect their candidates, which can democratise access to public goods. On the other hand, adding representatives…

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‘Think Sharp’: Developing Effective Responses to Knife-enabled Crime Amongst Young People in Lincolnshire

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, England and Wales was experiencing an ‘epidemic’ of knife-enabled violence. Figures from the Home Office’s Homicide Index indicated that in 2018 murders involving a knife or sharp instrument hit an all time high. Both police recorded crime and hospital admissions data indicated that in the…

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The Lincoln Climate Commission: Creating Place-based Community Engagement and Policy Impact in Greater Lincolnshire

In response to the UK and local governments declaring a climate emergency (including Lincoln City Council in July 2019), public, private and third sector organisations across the city of Lincoln have established a Lincoln Climate Commission. Co-founded by the University of Lincoln, Transition Lincoln and Lincoln City Council, and formally…

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Further Controls Needed to Limit Campylobacter Food Poisoning, Review Finds

An expert review into the sources, spread, and control of Campylobacter has found that further interventions are needed to better limit the spread of food poisoning caused by the bacteria. The review has been led by Professor Matthew Goddard, Professor of Population and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Lincoln, UK, and…

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