Popular Understandings of Politics in Britain, 1937-2015

Popular Understandings of Politics in Britain, 1937-2015

‘Popular Understandings of Politics in Britain’ is a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and based at the University of Southampton with team members in Geography and Politics. It is scheduled to run from October 2014 to March 2016. In a context of apparently recent disenchantment and disengagement from politicians, political parties, and elections in Britain, this project aims to understand better what and how British citizens have thought about formal politics since the late 1930s.

Changing spaces of political encounter and the rise of anti-politics

By Nicholas Clarke |

Tweet We’ve just published the following paper in Political Geography: ‘Changing spaces of political encounter and the rise of anti-politics: Evidence from Mass Observation’s General Election diaries‘. Here is the abstract: Negativity towards the institutions of formal politics is currently a concern across much of the democratic world. It is generally agreed that such negativity […]

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Online Publication: The Rise of Anti-Politics in Britain

By UoSAnti-Politics |

Tweet Click here for the link to our online publication This document was published to accompany the event of the same title. On 19 May 2016, in the Macmillan Room of Portcullis House, Westminster, we discussed the rise of anti-politics in Britain with MP and historian Tristram Hunt, journalist Isabel Hardman, and audience members.

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Public Event: The Rise of Anti-Politics in Britain, 19 May 2016

By UoSAnti-Politics |

Tweet Portcullis House, Westminster, 0930-1130, 19 May 2016 In this session, a team of researchers from the University of Southampton will present findings from a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council on ‘Popular Understandings of Politics in Britain, 1937-2015’. Using data from Mass Observation and various polling organisations, they will focus in […]

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Causes, consequences and cures of anti-politics: PSA Conference 2016

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Tweet On Monday 21 March, Will Jennings will be presenting findings from the project at the PSA Annual Conference in Brighton as part of a panel on ‘Causes, consequences and cures of anti-politics’. Click here for more information about the panel.

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