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.

124 posts found

Mayflower 400: how society feared and ridiculed puritans Exploring how puritans were perceived and treated in 17th century England

21 September 2020 Dr Fiona McCall 6 min read

Fiona McCall, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the influence and history of puritans in the 17th century

Old book

The Terror and Treasure of Editing a Giant Book on Global Jihad

04 September 2020 Dr Tom Smith 10 min read

Dr Tom Smith discusses his experiences when editing books on Global Jihad

Exporting Global Jihad

Mexican Women Aren't Just Fighting for Equality - But Survival Co-Authored by Professor Amanda Peterson, University of San Diego, and Professor Deborah Shaw, School of Film, Media and Communication

02 September 2020 Professor Deborah Shaw 9 min read

Many issues unite feminists around the world, such as the right to abortion, safe contraception, and equal opportunities and pay. In Mexico, however, the feminist cause has been galvanized by a more fundamental right: the right to live.

Una Mujer Luchando by Norma Patiño Navarro

It’s time to scrap the student loans ‘motherhood penalty’ A number of factors including the gender pay gap contribute to the difficulties mothers face paying off their student debt

28 August 2020 Dr Emily Yarrow 9 min read

Emily Yarrow, lecturer in Organisational Studies and Human Resource Management at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the disproportionately higher interest rates, mothers who studied at University have to pay

Mother sharing bench with children

Horror films are highlighting human rights abuses in Latin America Latin horror movies are raising awareness of human rights abuses in South America to an international audience

20 August 2020 Professor Deborah Shaw 6 min read

Deborah Shaw, Professor of Film and Screen Studies at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the parallels between real human rights abuses and Latin American horror films

Undead hands black and white photo

Can the cruise industry really recover from coronavirus? An analysis on how cruise liners will fair in the future

19 August 2020 6 min read

Liz Sharples, Senior Teaching Fellow in Tourism at the University of Portsmouth, and Kokho Jason Sit, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, write for The Conversation about the future of cruise travel during the pandemic

Cruise ship at sunset

A levels: government’s U-turn has left universities in the lurch Confusion for students as Government decision throws their choices into question

19 August 2020 Dr Catherine Carroll-Meehan 5 min read

Catherine Carroll-Meehan, Head of School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about student A-level results and government’s U-turn decision

Student in lecture theatre

Proposals by the UK government will effectively sanction war crimes by British troops Examining government cracking down on persecuting soldiers for war crimes

13 August 2020 Mr Frank Ledwidge 8 min read

Dr Frank Ledwidge, is a Senior Lecturer in the Portsmouth Business School, at the University of Portsmouth, about Government Proposals to sanction war crimes by British troops

Soldier on duty in woods

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