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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.

143 posts found

Turkey: Erdoğan’s decision to pull out of Istanbul Convention has put him in opposition to women

25 March 2021 5 min read

Professor Leila Choukroune and Devran Gulel write for The Conversation on the decision to withdraw Turkey out of the Council of Europe’s Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

Turkish flag blowing in the wind

Only 2% of conversations end when we want them to – here's why that's cause for celebration

02 March 2021 6 min read

Alessandra Fasulo and Iris Nomikou write for the conversation on the length of conversations

Two people having a conversation in front of a window

Research into FE staff wellbeing is now more important than ever

02 March 2021 5 min read

Dr Stephen Corbett writes for FE Week on the need to rethink the implications of the pandemic on wellbeing

An empty lecture hall

What’s behind fresh unrest in Somalia – and what needs to be done

21 February 2021 5 min read

Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Shire writes for The Conversation on how Somalia ended up in a political stalemate, and what can be done to end it

Somalia River

Will the COVID pandemic cause London’s population to decline?

10 February 2021 6 min read

Professor Humphrey Southall writes for The Conversation on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the population of London

London skyline

Dominic Ongwen: ICC conviction of former child soldier establishes ‘forced pregnancy’ as a war crime

10 February 2021 5 min read

Professor Leïla Choukroune writes for The Conversation on the conviction of Dominic Ongwen

Gavel

Anointing the nation: how Joe Biden’s Catholic faith permeated his inaugural address

08 February 2021 6 min read

Dr Alexis Artaud De La Ferriere writes for The Conversation on the impact of Joe Biden’s faith in his Inaugural address

Biden 2020 flag

Voyage Around My Room: lessons on marvelling at the minutiae of our homes in isolation

04 February 2021 6 min read

William Sutton writes for The Conversation explores an anti-travel book written in 1790 as a solace during Lockdown

A pile of books

Future of high streets: how to prevent our city centres from turning into ghost towns

30 January 2021 4 min read

Professor Lisa Jack writes for The Conversation on the future of the high street, following fast-fashion brands, ASOS and Boohoo acquiring high street brands, but not their physical spaces 

A small high street

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