The focus of my presentation will be to examine where Scotland might be by 2023, in terms of social justice, equality and inclusion. Some of this commentary is informed projection, other elements are necessarily staring into a social science crystal ball. In particular, much rests on decisions taken in 2014. Where Scotland's future lies, to a large extent, rests on the forthcoming referendum and which way the pendulum will swing. In addition, our complex relationships with issues of capital, labour, economy and the environment will determine what kind of future we may be entitled to. One thing is clear - we are long overdue a return to what has been termed the 'liberal hour', especially regarding issues of ethnicity, identity and migration. The majority is aware and agree on the multiple social problems we are facing in Scotland - it is time for less reflection and more action.
|Publication status||Published - 21 Mar 2013|
|Event||Race Equality in Scotland - The Next 10 Years - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 21 Mar 2013 → 21 Mar 2013
|Conference||Race Equality in Scotland - The Next 10 Years|
|Period||21/03/13 → 21/03/13|
|Other||The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights' inaugural symposium to mark the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination|