Why aren’t more people angry about women’s political under-representation? That was the core question posed by Joni Lovenduski in a recent article in Political Quarterly, reporting on a workshop on … Read the rest
On Tuesday I’ll be participating in Radio 4’s The State of Welfare. This marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of the Report of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Social … Read the rest
With complex humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters occurring with greater severity and frequency in various parts of the world, questions of humanitarianism – particularly how it should be conceived and … Read the rest
President Obama has secured another four years in the Whitehouse and the hopes of the Republicans have been dashed. Like elections in most countries, this was not decided by foreign … Read the rest
This is the nineteenth in a series of posts that report on the state of the parties as measured by opinion polls. By pooling together all the available polling evidence … Read the rest
There are around ten million people with a disability in the UK but only a hand full in the House of Commons.
How … Read the rest
On 12 October 2012, two days before Felix Baumgartner’s free-fall jump from the stratosphere, and with considerably less publicity, a much more … Read the rest