This is the recording of my keynote talk at the Thatcher Network's 'Thatcherism Now' conference, held at the University of Liverpool in April 2018.
My to-do list is scary. Actually, there's no single to-do list, but rather a range of different to-do lists scribbled over different apps. Things have gotten so bad that I've made a to-do list which comprises solely of 'sort out to-do lists'. How meta. One of the things that's been sitting on a few of my … Continue reading 3 things I learned from Liverpool’s local election results (number 2’s a shocker!)
I'm in the process of redrafting a paper on the Conservative decline in Liverpool (what else?) in the 1970s. As a part of this work I wrote a short comment piece summarising my paper, which was was published on ConservativeHome (here), and also made its way on to the Mile End Institute's blog (here). Please do give it … Continue reading No, Thatcher didn’t cause the Conservative decline in Liverpool
In attempting to be everything to everybody, the Liberal Democrats are doomed to be nothing to anyone.
I've finally finished re-drafting my paper I'm presenting at the Political Studies Association 2015 Annual International Conference. I'll be presenting my paper, 'Modernisation Theory And Support For Liberal Values In Great Britain: A Quantitative Approach' on the 'Liberal values, identity and public opinion' panel for the Liberals and Liberalism specialist group. This will be the first time … Continue reading PSA Conference 2015 Paper: ‘Modernisation Theory And Support For Liberal Values In Great Britain: A Quantitative Approach’
Note: This review has been submitted to Political Studies Review, and as such is not the final version. The definitive version will be available at Wiley Online Library. Do not cite without permission of the author. Can also be found on my Academia.edu page. K. Widerquist, J. A. Anguera, Y. Vanderborght, and J. de Wispelaere … Continue reading Review: Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research
It's been five months since I started my PhD, and I can honestly say I feel like it's just my second week. The time is flying by, and I have very little I can point to in the way of work - and yet I tell myself I'll have time to maintain a blog. For … Continue reading Me, myself, and my research: an introduction and an explanation.