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Social Capital and Crisis

In a new series that proposes how society could change for the better in response to Covid-19, Russell Todd and Andy Green argue why a deadly heatwave in 1990s Chicago demonstrates how vital a close-knit community is for people to not only survive pandemics but thrive beyond them. How can we build stronger social infrastructure?

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Welsh Keywords: Cwrgi

Our Welsh Keywords offers contemporary perspectives on the meaning of words in Welsh, inspired by Raymond Williams’ Keywords. In this issue, Catrin Ashton remembers her Taid and his term of endearment, cwrgi. She mourns the loss of Y Wenhwyseg, and reflects on how its spirit survives in the English of the south-east Valleys. However, with the beginnings of gentrification from England could this be lost too?

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Whose Wellbeing? Whose Future?

After four years, and with a major new report by the Future Generations Commissioner about to be published in May 2020, Frances Williams shares some of her research findings on how well the Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) is serving the people of Wales.

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Culture Is More Than Flag-Bearing: State Support for the Arts

Kieron Smith examines the often-subtle neoliberal agenda behind much Welsh Government culture policy, scrutinising the Arts Council of Wales and the newly created Creative Wales. How can the state enable culture to flourish freely and fully in a Covid-19 era?

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