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Labour Party General Election Launch, 9th May 2017 at Event City, Trafford, Manchester, by Sophie Brown, CC Share Alike 4.0 International license

Did Corbyn sway the alienated youth vote?

Posted on 20 June 2017 by WISERD

There is a well-established conventional wisdom that today’s young people are a politically alienated generation, meaning that they are seen as estranged or withdrawn from politics. Whether it is their low turnout in elections or their support for protest and social movements, the young are held up as a generation put off politics by the
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Religion and the EU Referendum: After the Poll

Posted on 11 July 2016 by WISERD

Before the referendum our post on ‘Religion and the EU Referendum’ examined how preferences for the UK’s membership of the European Union were affected by the religious affiliations of Christian voters. We found notable differences between the denominations, with Anglicans, Methodists and Baptists supporting a withdrawal from the EU, Presbyterians and those of no religious
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Social media as connective action: how young people learnt about the EU referendum campaigns

Posted on 7 July 2016 by WISERD

Bennett and Segerburg write about connective action, personalised content sharing across media networks, which is different from but can be combined with the more traditional collective action or the formation and mobilisation of collective identities (for example marching against government austerity measures). Connective action for political purposes using social media to campaign, lobby and petition
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Why did Wales Brexit through the gift shop?

Posted on 4 July 2016 by WISERD

On 25th June, just two days after Britain voted to leave the EU, the small Welsh valleys town of Ebbw Vale hit the headlines (Town showered with EU cash votes to leave EU.) The article questions why a town that, like so many others in Wales, has received billions in EU funding for infrastructure and
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