By Dr Charlotte Galpin, Associate Professor and Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, School of Government and Dr Gina Gwenffrewi, Co-Director of SUISS at the University of Edinburgh The climate for minorities in the U.K. at the moment is fearful, and febrile. LGBT History Month provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on an increasingly … Continue reading “LGBTQ+ History Month 2022: Media Transphobia and Democratic Inequality”
Media Management: Is Boris Learning Lessons from Trump?
By Christopher Featherstone, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Political Science and International Studies School of Government, University of Birmingham Descriptions of Boris Johnson as a populist abound – there have been comparisons between him and the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Whilst comparisons such as multiple divorces, silly hair and unconventional approaches tell us little … Continue reading “Media Management: Is Boris Learning Lessons from Trump?”
Why we need experts
By Scott Lucas, Professor of American Studies Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham There has been a lot of bashing of “experts” in recent years. Promoting Britain’s departure from the European Union in June 2016, Michael Gove – a hardline Brexiteer and now Environment Secretary said: “I think that the people … Continue reading “Why we need experts”