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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.

81 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

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

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

AstraZeneca dispute comes at a difficult moment for the European Union

29 January 2021 6 min read

Professor Wolfram Kaiser writes for The Conversation on the dispute between AstraZeneca and the EU over the supply of vaccinations 

Man in surgical mask prepares vaccine dose

Fashion retailer Primark is refusing to sell online - here's why it is right to do so

28 January 2021 6 min read

Professor Lisa Jack writes for The Conversation on the implications of online shopping in relation to fast-fashion retailer, Primark

A Primark Store

Why Somali clan elders could hold the key to opening dialogue with Al-Shabaab Lecturer in security risk management Mohammed Ibrahim Shire writes about the violent stalemate between Al-Shabaab and the Somali government.

20 January 2021 4 min read

The Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab insurgent group and the Somali government have remained locked in a violent stalemate for years. Other than lives lost, neither party has inflicted grave damage or made significant territorial gains. In a protracted conflict that has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people, there is no end in sight.

Somali flag

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