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Your guide to the 2021 local elections in the North West

Posted on: 13 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

A silhouette of someone casting a vote

With the 2021 local elections on the horizon, Professor Jon Tonge provides a breakdown of the key events and numbers before ballot-boxes open on Thursday 6 May.


New perspectives on Corbyn and Corbynism

Posted on: 11 February 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Jeremy Corbyn speaking at a rally

Alan Bennett uses the character Irwin in The History Boys to argue that “our perspective on the past alters. Looking back, immediately in front of us is dead ground. We don't see it, and because we don't see it this means that there is no period so remote as the recent past. And one of the historian's jobs is to anticipate what our perspective of that period will be.”


COVID-19, nationalism, and students: how we are impacted and why you should care

Posted on: 8 January 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

A Union Jack flag draped over a bench

First year Politics student Charlotte Marshall gives her view on the emergence of COVID nationalism, and how government restrictions have impacted her student peers.


2020: My year in review as a Politics student

Posted on: 9 December 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Covid-19 signs - Notting Hill Gate underground station

Third year International Politics student Ash Mears talks about how 2020 has changed her perspective on why her degree is important and how she wants to help in developing a more equal world in her career.


How Covid-19 has highlighted the value of citizenship

Posted on: 10 November 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Croatia border with sign telling people to prepare their passports

Mate Subašić is a PhD student at the University of Liverpool. His research is focused on nationalism, identity politics and trans-border groups in South East Europe. Within this blog post he discusses how Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of citizenship within Europe.


Sweet Home Alabama to Washington DC - an election Spotify playlist

Posted on: 28 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Map of the United States

Dr Stuart Wilks-Heeg, Senior Lecturer in Politics, provides your soundtrack to the US election with a playlist of songs to represent each state.


The Electoral College: A flawed system? - How America elects its leaders

Posted on: 28 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Two graphs showing voting histories

With the US presidential election just around the corner, politics student, Jack McNulty, looks at how America elects its leaders and explains the key battleground states.


Why is the appointment of the next US supreme court judge so important?

Posted on: 15 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Amy Coney-Barrett

The debate continues about Amy Coney Barrett, who has been selected by President Trump as the nominated replacement for the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg, for the role of supreme court judge. We asked politics lecturer, Dr Sean Haughey, to give an explainer as to why the role is such a pivotal appointment in the US and how this relates to the upcoming presidential election.


Welcome to Liverpool! 5 tips for Politics students new to University of Liverpool

Posted on: 26 September 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Student with phone

Welcome Week runs from 28 September – 2 October 2020 and is set to be a little different this year, however there are still tons of events and tools that you can use to interact with the Department of Politics and get to know the University of Liverpool as a new student. Here are 5 tips for Politics students during Welcome Week to help you get settled in and enjoying university life from week one:


‘Building Back Better’ from COVID-19 Requires Black Lives to Matter

Posted on: 10 September 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Woman with banner at Black Lives Matter protest

Dr Leona Vaughn is a Derby Research Fellow in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and co-author of the recent report 'Racial Inequalities and COVID-19: Building Back Better For All'.


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