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Can public stimulate reporting of violence against women? Policy Implications Podcast #7
In this episode of the Policy Implications Podcast together with dr Abhilasha Sahay from the World Bank Group we discuss whether increased awareness of violence against women can increase the reporting of these crimes. Also, we try to understand why women tend to not report...
Policy implications podcast
"Can folklore shape attitudes towards trust, risk-taking and gender norms?". Policy Implications Podcast #6
In this episode of the Policy Implications Podcast we discuss how oral traditions (such as...
Wpływ COVID-19 na normy społeczne
The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Norms
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live and interact with each other. We often speak of the “new normal”. This concerns our social norms – meaning patterns of behaviour, aspirations, attitudes. Norms can be visible (overt) and hidden (covert); if we behave...
Nowa normalność – co wyłoni się z kryzysu zaufania
The New Normal – What Lies Beneath the Trust Crisis
To start with, I must confess I’m full of concern, and the future doesn’t look too bright to me. After 1989, when nobody expected communism to end, a crisis of trust in social sciences came about. After the 2008 crisis, economists – at least neoliberals – lost all...
Skazani na nową normalność
No Escaping the New Normal
“A pestilence isn’t a thing made to man’s measure; therefore we tell ourselves that pestilence is a mere bogy of the mind, a bad dream that will pass away” – wrote Albert Camus in “The Plague”. But it’s already clear that this “dream” will not go away soon....
Ludzie to stworzenia (a)społeczne
People Are (A)social Beings
The new normal is yet to come. We’re still at a stage of deep shock, deluding ourselves that everything will be as it used to be before the pandemic in a few months, even though the forecasts by CDC’s director or Bill Gates make it clear that in the case of Poland, things...
Nowa normalność i panna młoda
The New Normal and the Bride
A transition towards a new state of balance (“new normal”) requires intermediate changes – which we usually feel to be changes for the worse. And we oppose them. A behaviour shared with the old, wise Mother Nature. Nothing changes until it really has to. In a similar...