Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Thinking with nurses

Thinking Nurse, a blog by a student nurse specialising in learning disabilities, is a must read. He reflects on nursing, the human rights of people with disabilities and philosophy, all from a nicely grounded socialist perspective. As the author says, nursing and philosophy had been linked since the days of Socrates. Now who would have thought.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Writing and publishing for democracy

The 'democratic think tank', Demos, offers a wealth of information on their website, as well as being an interesting example of how theoretical and empirical work can be put to work and be used to inform public debate. Most importantly, almost all the reports and books published by them are available for free download on the website. Titles in their by now quite extensive catalogue are arranged according to five themes, Democracy, Learning, Global Change, Enterprise and Quality of Life.