Dr Sioned Pearce






EU Referendum Campaign Discourse and Trust

Posted on 25 July 2016 by Dr Sioned Pearce

Just 18 weeks passed between the announcement of a UK referendum on EU membership, and the vote for Brexit. In this startlingly short time an intense and competitive environment sprung-up as the two official campaigns Vote Leave and Britain Stronger in Europe made their case. Both sides quickly succumbed to name calling, dishonesties and emotional
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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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