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Re-engagement or Rebellion? The divergent horizons of anti-politics

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Tweet A highlights video of the Rebellion or Re-engagement PSA Symposium held at the University of Nottingham in April, where Gerry Stoker presented a paper entitled: How do citizens think about politics and how to reform the political system. Click here for slides.

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Working Paper written for ECPR Joint Sessions

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Tweet Our first working paper is available to download. This working paper was presented by Nick Clarke at the ECPR Joint Sessions in Warsaw in April 2015. The paper outlines the research project and reports some initial findings, with a particular focus on qualitative data from 1945 found in the Mass Observation archive.

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What is the relationship between anti-politics and depoliticisation?

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Tweet Click Here for a new blog post about the relationship between anti-politics and depoliticisation written for the Political Studies Association.

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Is anti-politics explained by depoliticisation?

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Tweet Click Here for an article that addresses the inter-relationships between anti-politics and depolticisation written for the Political Studies Association.

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Generational divide when ‘doing politics’ vanishes on need to fix it

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Tweet Gerry Stoker, Mark Evans and Max Halupka examine how younger generations are engaging with democratic politics by comparison with older generations in Australia, at The Conversation. The findings of their survey work and analysis challenge negative stereotypes and give grounds for optimism. They show that within the younger generations are citizens with the enthusiasm […]

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Two Polarities of Anti-Politics

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Tweet In this post for the LSE General Election 2015 blog, Will Jennings and Gerry Stoker argue that voters supporting the two main anti-politics parties in the 2015 general election have policy preferences that are polar opposites. Because of this, they suggest that trying to be friends with both Ukip and Green supporters won’t work […]

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Anti-politics: a supply problem, not an engagement problem

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Tweet [Cross posted at Policy Network] Only when politics changes and the behaviour of politicians becomes more focused on ‘doing the right thing’ will citizens be prepared to engage The reform plans for the UK parliament captured in the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy deserve the accolade afforded to the British Leyland’s Austin Allegro by […]

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EVENT: Delving into Disaffection

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Tweet Will Jennings will be speaking about anti-politics at a Westminster Abbey current research seminar on 9 February 2015. Click here for more information.

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Evidence of Anti-Politics in Britain?

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Tweet Today, Gerry Stoker presented evidence of anti-politics in Britain at the Westminster Conversation. He went on to discuss the electoral and policy impacts of public disengagement from formal politics. Click here for slides from Gerry’s Presentation.

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The Impact of Anti-politics on the UK General Election 2015

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Tweet In a Public Policy @ Southampton briefing in Westminster yesterday, Will Jennings and Gerry Stoker presented evidence and analysis on the phenomenon of anti-politics and its likely impact on the 2015 General Election. The “anti-politics” phenomenon is complex but is reflected in negative attitudes towards mainstream politics and political parties among citizens. Click here […]

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