Uncategorized

  • Permalink Gallery

    The Supreme Court’s decision on Northern Ireland’s abortion law – what now?

The Supreme Court’s decision on Northern Ireland’s abortion law – what now?

Kathryn McNeilly, Fiona Bloomer, and Claire Pierson explain the background and implications of the recent ruling which, although found Northern Ireland’s abortion law to be incompatible with human rights law, dismissed the case on technical grounds.

In recent weeks abortion has been a highly topical issue in Ireland, north and south. Following the referendum decision in the Republic of Ireland […]

  • Permalink Gallery

    If properly supported, local partnerships could help tackle radicalisation in UK communities

If properly supported, local partnerships could help tackle radicalisation in UK communities

Local partnership working helps not only detect, but also tackle radicalisation in a joined up way. But are these partnerships properly resourced and co-ordinated? Sue Roberts explains why, despite being vital, local multi-agency partnerships are being hindered by their unclear role and austerity cuts.

After the Manchester, London Bridge, Borough Market and Finsbury Park terrorist attacks in 2017, politicians and […]

  • Permalink Gallery

    Contrary to popular opinion, there is no populist upsurge in Britain

Contrary to popular opinion, there is no populist upsurge in Britain

Taken how often we use the term, we need to be more accurate in who/what we call populist, writes Luke March. In this analysis he defines the term and explains why, despite what is often said, there is no populist upsurge in the UK.

It has become a standard cliché that populism, like communism before it, is the ‘spectre’ haunting […]

  • Permalink Gallery

    The polarisation of party supporters since 2015 and the problem of the ’empty centre’ – in maps

The polarisation of party supporters since 2015 and the problem of the ’empty centre’ – in maps

Following up from his 2015 analysis on the economic and cultural positions of party supporters in England, Jonathan Wheatley uses 2017 data and finds that party supporters have become far more polarised. He also finds that there is a gap in the middle, occupied possibly by large numbers of undecided voters. It is that ’empty centre’ on the economic […]

  • Permalink Gallery

    Bursting the liberal bubble: Racism in the era of Brexit and Trump

Bursting the liberal bubble: Racism in the era of Brexit and Trump

Recent political developments have revived discussions on racism. But did we ever see the ‘end of racism’? Drawing on extensive research on the historical articulations of racism across Europe, Katy Sian explains how in the post-racial society, debates on anti-racism became invisible. This confusion allowed racism to grow unchecked.

Post-racialism and anti-racism

Between 2010 and 2013, when myself and colleagues at […]

March 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments|
  • Permalink Gallery

    Manchester’s transformation over the past 25 years: why we need a reset of city region policy

Manchester’s transformation over the past 25 years: why we need a reset of city region policy

Since the abolition of Manchester’s city region government by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, councillors and officers have been sponsoring the transformation of the city by private property developers. Peter Folkman, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, John Tomaney and Karel Williams explain the unrecognised and unintended consequences of this transformation.

Manchester has been at the centre of claims about an urban […]

  • Permalink Gallery

    Book Review: Student Lives in Crisis: Deepening Inequality in Times of Austerity by Lorenza Antonucci

Book Review: Student Lives in Crisis: Deepening Inequality in Times of Austerity by Lorenza Antonucci

In Student Lives in Crisis: Deepening Inequality in Times of Austerity, Lorenza Antonucci examines the material inequalities that shape young people’s experiences of Higher Education by examining welfare provision in three European countries – England, Italy and Sweden. Heather Mew welcomes this book as an eye-opening account that shows how austerity policies are leading universities to reinforce rather than remedy […]

  • Permalink Gallery

    The funding of politics in Great Britain – an issue transformed

The funding of politics in Great Britain – an issue transformed

Political party financing may not regularly hit the headlines in the UK, especially in the wake of Brexit and the more pressing concerns politicians appear to face, but, Sam Power argues here, it is an issue that will not go away any time soon. Drawing on recent research, he explores recent changes in how party financing has evolved.

The recent […]