"research" blog posts
Opinion: Why the government's race report is deeply flawed
Dr Leona Vaughn, Derby Fellow in the politics department, gives her view on the government's recent report into race and racism in the UK.
Posted on: 21 April 2021
Your guide to the 2021 local elections in the North West
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.
Posted on: 13 April 2021
New perspectives on Corbyn and Corbynism
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.”
Posted on: 11 February 2021
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.
Posted on: 10 November 2020
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. 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.
Posted on: 15 October 2020
Department of Politics Graduation 2019 — Social media roundup
Last week we said goodbye to our Class of 2019 at the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures graduation ceremony as they begin the next step of their journey as University of Liverpool graduates. Check out our roundup of social media messages from the day.
Posted on: 22 July 2019
What's it like to intern in public affairs?
Politics graduate James Maxwell is back to share his experience as a Junior Researcher intern with the RPP Group.
Posted on: 11 July 2019
BISA South East Europe Working Group Annual Workshop
The Europe and the World Centre (EWC) was delighted to host the British International Studies Association South East Europe Working Group Annual Workshop at the University of Liverpool in November 2018. The workshop's focus was on External Influences in South East Europe, as PhD student Mate Subasic explains.
Posted on: 10 January 2019
Opinion: Why Vladimir Putin cannot ignore Russians’ social rights
What is the role of Russia’s post-communist state in providing housing, healthcare, pensions or social security?
Posted on: 20 June 2018
Opinion: Are Jordanian street protests reviving the 'Arab Spring'?
Over a week of street protests in Jordan’s main cities have toppled the prime minister and torpedoed an unpopular tax law. We ask Hannes Baumann: Is this a return of the protest wave that marked the 'Arab Spring' of 2011?
Posted on: 13 June 2018
Opinion - Kosovo today: has independence fulfilled the population’s hopes and dreams?
Last weekend, Kosovo-Albanians celebrated the 10th anniversary of their new state’s declaration of independence. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia unilaterally on 17th February 2008, following a decade of practical apartheid in Kosovo from 1989 – 1999 separating Kosovo-Albanians and Kosovo-Serbs, as well as large-scale dismissal of Albanian workers and ethnic cleansing against Kosovo-Albanian civilians.
Posted on: 19 February 2018
Top 4 political books of 2017 to help you make sense of today's headlines
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.
Posted on: 19 December 2017
Opinion: Why research methods matter
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.
Posted on: 14 December 2017
How arts and humanities can be a powerful force in the fight against modern slavery
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.
Posted on: 7 December 2017
General Election 2017 - viewpoints from our politics experts and students
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:
Posted on: 31 May 2017