The myth of 'Scouse not English'


This is a presentation I gave at the 2021 Political Studies Association Annual Conference in March 2021. In this talk, I look at a) the geographic distribution of the Scouse identity across Merseyside - Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St. Helens and the Wirral, b) the relationship between Scouseness and party politics, c) how Scouseness compared to Britishness, Englishness, Scottishness and Welshness when it comes to ideological values, including left-right position, authoritarian-libertarianism, populism and equality, d) and how scouse identity impacts support for the Liverpool City Region.

🚨Warning🚨 I tried to fit 30 mins of content into 20 mins - if you want to have a more in-depth conversation, or want to have a chat about potential research collaboration, please get in touch! I’m always happy to geek out.

Mar 31, 2021 1:00 PM
Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2021
Dr David Jeffery
Dr David Jeffery
Lecturer in Politics

My research interests include British politics (widely defined), Liverpool’s political history, Scouse identity, and quantitative methodologies.