"american politics" blog posts

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.