Democratic citizenship blog

In an increasingly divided political landscape, we're helping people exercise their rights to a fairer, safer, more satisfying life.

In the Democratic Citizenship theme blog, our experts discuss topics including our local heritage, international relations, law and government.

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In an increasingly divided political landscape, we're helping people exercise their rights to a fairer, safer, more satisfying life.

In the Democratic Citizenship theme blog, our experts discuss topics including our local heritage, international relations, law and government.

164 posts found

Newcastle United: buying a football club can still be lucrative – with the right business tactics

13 October 2021 7 min read

Christina Philippou writes for The Conversation on why wealthy people and states buy football clubs, following the £305 million sale of Newcastle United

A close up photo of a football goal net

Maria Ressa: Nobel prize-winner risks life and liberty to hold Philippines government to account

08 October 2021 6 min read

Dr Tom Smith writes for The Conversation on the importance of journalists who take considerable risks to speak the truth following the 2021 peace prize being awarded to Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia

A typewriter with paper sticking out that has the word 'news' in the centre

Sarah Everard: we still treat indecent exposure as merely a ‘nuisance’ offence

01 October 2021 8 min read

Jennifer Grant writes for The Conversation on how indecent exposure is viewed as an unimportant, comical offence, and not as sexual assault

Blonde woman wearing a mask and holding a sign that says 'our bodies our streets'

A football World Cup every two years? An expert runs the numbers

17 September 2021 7 min read

Christina Philippou writes for The Conversation the vast differences in financial strength between Uefa and Fifa and discussing how a World Cup every two years would help Fifa’s bottom line

The world cup trophy next to a football on a football pitch

I was on a frenzied trading floor when 9/11 broke – here’s what I witnessed "On the morning of September 11 2001, I was on the trading floor in London."

10 September 2021 7 min read

Dr Alexis Stenfors writes for The Conversation on his recollection of 9/11 as someone who was on the trading floor in London

Image of 'The Tribute in Light', an art installation created in remembrance of the September 11 attacks

Pingdemic staff shortages: how business can cope with isolating employees Despite the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, the pandemic’s effect on the health, economy and wellbeing of the English public is far from over

02 August 2021 6 min read

Dr Emily Yarrow writes for the Conversation on the pingdemic, which has had a massively disruptive effect on businesses, who are suffering from widespread staff shortages across sectors

Image of a hand holding a phone displaying covid safety information

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