The POLSIS seminar series began its spring semester programme with Ailsa Henderson (Edinburgh University) presenting the key findings in her new landmark co-authored book, Englishness: The Political Force Transforming Britain. Peter Kerr (POLSIS) acted as the discussant, helping to kick-off a lively and enjoyable discussion amongst staff and students of the current state of British politics. Among the other seminars this semester was a special event to launch Richard Shorten’s new book, The Ideology of Political Reactionaries. In response to Richard’s presentation Melany Cruz (University of Leicester) acted as the discussant and offered some insightful reflections on the book’s ideas and intellectual contribution setting the stage for a fascinating and rich discussion.
Among the department’s forthcoming events are two special seminars. On 3 May, our colleague Licia Cianetti (POLSIS) will discuss the state of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe with Zsolt Enyedi (Central European University) and Michael Bernhard (University of Florida). For more details please see the event page. And on 11 May we will celebrate the publication of our colleague Huw Macartney’s new book, The Fault Lines of Inequality: COVID19 and the Politics of Financialization co-authored with Johnna Montgomerie (King’s College London) and Daniele Tepe (University of Liverpool). Ben Rosamond (University of Copenhagen) will be the discussant. For more details, please see the event page . All are welcome.