Politics

  • September 11, 2012

    A popular educational website raises questions for Timothy Fitzgerald about the theoretical and methodological problems in isolating and defining a domain of politics or political science in the first place.

  • August 22, 2012

    As government becomes more technocratic and anonymous, and as recession and financial chaos makes people angry and suspicious towards the political class, the need to be seen to be “where people are” and to shape public mood through cultural activity large and small is here to stay, says Simon Barrow.

  • February 8, 2012

    The coalition can force its welfare changes through using procedural measures, minor concessions and ‘financial privilege’ to do so. But the long-term political fall-out from all of this could be immense, says Simon Barrow. The warfare over welfare has shown just how powerful citizens’ action and web-based crowd sourcing can be.

  • December 31, 2011
  • October 1, 2011

    The role of diverse US faith communities in debates about the future of the United States is being unsettled right now through partisan politics.

  • August 5, 2011

    Real political change does not follow one, or even three, crises. It takes decades, says Jonathan Bartley, surveying the scene this summer. In certain respects things aren’t all that different from sixty years ago. But grassroots pressure still makes a difference.

  • May 6, 2011

    Will the five different polls that took place on 5 May 2011 prove to be a watershed for politics in Britain? It depends where you see the axis for change and the key tipping points, says Simon Barrow. There are at least two distinct ways of narrating differential outcomes.

  • February 25, 2010

    A manifesto for re-connecting formal British politics with ordinary people has been chosen by the public and officially unveiled, as the largest ever campaign for political reform enters its decisive phase.

  • February 21, 2010

    A very interesting set of poll results are out this morning. The poll was commissioned by our friends at Theos and carried out by ComRes.

  • February 4, 2010

    Once in a generation, people get a chance to make radical and significant changes to the country's political fabric, says Power 2010. This is such a time.