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Top 4 political books of 2017 to help you make sense of today's headlines

Posted on: 19 December 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

'Fall out' by Time Shipman

2017 was another tumultuous year in politics. The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on what just happened in Britain and the world. So here is our list of the most exciting political books of the year that will help you make sense of the headlines and what's happening now.


Opinion: Why research methods matter

Posted on: 14 December 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

A few weeks ago I attended a talk during which a number of claims surrounding questions of correlation and causation were made, which suggested a significant link between two factors. However, when I asked for more details about the relationship between the two variables, I was told that these statements were based on assumptions gleaned from engagement with the media - reading articles in the press that suggested that in cases where A occurred, B also occurred. In fact, no quantitative data had been gathered, requested, or analysed.


How arts and humanities can be a powerful force in the fight against modern slavery

Posted on: 7 December 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Two men talking in Ghana

As we look towards UN Human Rights Day on 10 December, we spoke to Dr Alex Balch about his research in Sub-Saharan Africa and his hopes for its impact on human rights.


One year after Donald Trump’s election victory - politics as usual?

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Donald Trump on TV

It's one year since Donald Trump was elected as President to the US. Has the Trump presidency been politics as usual, or are we witnessing a fundamentally new politics under Trump?


What is rhetoric and why do we need it?

Posted on: 18 September 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Theresa May

In this blog I’m going to defend the use of rhetoric. Why? The premise is very simple - because we need it.


Trump's changing view of Afghanistan: are private armies part of the plan?

Posted on: 23 August 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Silhouette of a soldier

Donald Trump has defied expectation by pledging to increase the number of US troops in Afghanistan.


General Election 2017 - viewpoints from our politics experts and students

Posted on: 31 May 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Ballot box

What is the background to this snap general election and how will it play out? A lot has changed since the last election in 2015, so we asked Dr. Andrew Crines, one of our British politics experts, to give us his take on the election - along with a student's view:


Bored of relentless soundbites from the general election campaign?

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May

Fed up of all the repeated rhetoric and relentless soundbites of the General Election campaign? With voter apathy looming over the election, find out our our top five 'facepalm' moments from the campaign trail so far - watch out for sausages, spaniels and slogan bingo...


Fake news and 'post-truth' politics - a new exhibition at FACT Liverpool

Posted on: 2 March 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Newstweek - fixing the facts

A 'Newstweek' hotspot device that can intercept and alter the online articles we read on our mobiles*? A film trailer for a school-yard riot that never happened**? FACT Liverpool's 'How much of this is fiction.' exhibition brings together a wide variety of multi-media artworks that explore 'fake news' and 'post-truth' politics.


Trump protest: "This is a pivotal time for people to stand up for what they believe"

Posted on: 6 February 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Crowds at St George's Hall

Political protests play an important role in the democratic process and can help to build solidarity and commitment among those who participate. Attending a demonstration provides very tangible evidence that others hold similar beliefs and ideals and this can be important in building a movement for political change.


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    Top 4 political books of 2017 to help you make sense of today's headlines

    'Fall out' by Time Shipman

    Posted on: 19 December 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

    2017 was another tumultuous year in politics. The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on what just happened in Britain and the world. So here is our list of the most exciting political books of the year that will help you make sense of the headlines and what's happening now.


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