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How Covid-19 has highlighted the value of citizenship

Posted on: 10 November 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

How Covid-19 has highlighted the value of citizenship

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

Sweet Home Alabama to Washington DC - an election Spotify playlist

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

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

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

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

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.\n\nWe 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

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

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

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

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'.

Why writer and activist, Audre Lorde, is still a vibrant and important voice today.

Posted on: 4 September 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Why writer and activist, Audre Lorde, is still a vibrant and important voice today.

Audre Lorde was a writer, poet, feminist and activist. Her writing is known for its calls for social and racial justice and the collection 'The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House' contains \"...urgent essays on the power of women, poetry and anger\" (Penguin Books). Lorde dedicated her life and creativity to challenging racism, sexism, classism and homophobia. She supported civil rights and Black cultural movements, as well as advocating for LGBT equality.

After University: Graduate Pathways from Politics (Part 2)

Posted on: 5 June 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

After University: Graduate Pathways from Politics (Part 2)

We got in touch with another of our former students to ask how their degree from the Department of Politics, helped them get to where they are today. Politics BA graduate James Christopher Maxwell tells us about how his degree brought him to a career in healthcare policy and public affairs.

In Memoriam Professor Fred Ridley OBE

Posted on: 27 April 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

In Memoriam Professor Fred Ridley OBE

We are sad to report that Professor Fred Ridley OBE died on 17 April 2020. Having studied at the LSE, Paris and Berlin, Fred joined the new Department of Political Theory and Institutions at the University of Liverpool in 1958, a year after it had been established. He remained on the staff until 1995 (and was an honorary fellow from 1995-2005), serving for a remarkable 30 year period as Head of Department. Fred played a central role in the development of political studies in the UK, held numerous appointments in HE nationally and made an immense civic contribution which included a stint as Chair of the Merseyside Manpower Services Commission. He will be very fondly remembered by a lot of people. Our condolences are offered to Fred’s family and friends.

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    How Covid-19 has highlighted the value of citizenship

    Posted on: 10 November 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

    How Covid-19 has highlighted the value of citizenship

    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.

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