Britain and the World in 2009

As the year draws to a close, thoughts inevitably move on to the future and the year ahead. For the ESRC, this means looking at Britain in 2009 their annual publication that picks out some of the best Social Science research and asks what it says about the state of the nation.

Britain in 2009 is available in a number of High Street stores in the UK, including WHSmith, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Tesco and Borders. It is priced at £4.95.

Features in this edition include:

  • The return of depression economics? Government intervention in markets
  • Sustainable living: can it work in Britain?
  • Changing relationships: how friendship and family networks are evolving
  • Surveillance: social benefit or genuine menace?

Or if you would prefer a broader canvas then why not sample The World in 2009 an annual publication from The Economist that draws together a range of contributors including:

Plus there are supplemental materials and ongoing discussions via The World in 2009 blog.

Predicting the future is always a tricky business – after all who would have foreseen that bailout would have been the word of the year according to Merriam-Webster – so soothsayers beware!

Intute: Social Sciences features more resources on the topics of the ESRC, The Economist and Political Economy.