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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.

70 posts found

Language Matters: Defining 'Homeless Migrants' Thinking through the politics of terminology in the study of migrant homelessness

18 December 2020 8 min read

Dr Charlotte Sanders looks looks at the issue of terminology: Who are ‘homeless migrants’, how are they defined for the purpose of our research project, and why does it matter?

Homeless belongings under bench

10 December: Human Rights Day Let’s Celebrate, Support and Further the Right to Education

10 December 2020 4 min read

Today, 10 December, is Human Rights Day. This year it is also the 60th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education

Human Rights Day

‘Can you see me? Can you hear me?’ New teaching and learning environments and the new “normal” Advice to tutors on how to adapt to online learning

23 October 2020 Dr Begona Rodriguez De Cespedes 5 min read

Dr Begoña Rodríguez de Céspedes, Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies from the University of Portsmouth writes for The Conversation about adapting new new learning environment during the pandemic

Decorated trees and blue sky

Right-wing extremism: The new wave of global terrorism Sean Spence examines why far-right groups are rising in the US

22 October 2020 5 min read

Sean Spence, Doctorate Student in Security Risk Management at the University of Portsmouth writes for The Conversation about the rise of right-wing extremism in the US during the pandemic

Gun, bullets and knife

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

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