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University education makes you a better citizen

University education makes you a better citizen

Posted on 28 September 2017 by WISERD

ihsanadity via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons) We often think about what young people can expect to gain from university, or what universities contribute to society. But it’s not often that […]

Civic engagement in Russia

Posted on 24 May 2017 by WISERD

Professor Grigori Kliucharev Professor Grigori Kliucharev recently presented as part of the WISERD Civil Society seminar series. His presentation, ‘Social and political participation in building democracy in Russia: The role […]

Patterns of participation

Patterns of participation

Posted on 28 April 2017 by WISERD

Credit: Pixabay, Creative Commons CC0 WISERD PhD student, Sian Evans, recently presented her PhD research as part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series. She explores whether the Omnivore Thesis […]

Brexit dominates British politics – but the young are least likely to think it should

Brexit dominates British politics – but the young are least likely to think it should

Posted on 10 April 2017 by WISERD

House of Commons: MPs debate 2013 Queen's Speech by Catherine Bebbington/Parliamentary Copyright, Flickr, CC-BY-2.0 In recent blogs, we have explored the impact of Brexit, and the stances taken by the […]

16 and 17 year-olds and the EU Referendum

16 and 17 year-olds and the EU Referendum

Posted on 29 November 2016 by WISERD

‘Should 16- and 17-year-olds be given the right to vote’ is a topic that has been discussed a lot recently in the UK. The Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014 was […]

An analysis of the effect of compulsory voting on youth political apathy

An analysis of the effect of compulsory voting on youth political apathy

Posted on 15 November 2016 by WISERD

Recent findings by WISERD have found that Millennials are the most politically disinterested generation in the history of British survey research. WISERD research examining youth political engagement in Wales has […]

Youth engagement in Wales after the EU referendum: reflections on an engagement event

Youth engagement in Wales after the EU referendum: reflections on an engagement event

Posted on 27 October 2016 by WISERD

Following our event ‘Young People and Politics: the future direction of youth engagement in Wales’ on the 6th of this month, we are pleased to publish Jake Smith’s reflections on […]

Jeremy Corbyn’s Youth Appeal: His support risks becoming dominated by people who won’t vote for him

Jeremy Corbyn’s Youth Appeal: His support risks becoming dominated by people who won’t vote for him

Posted on 27 January 2016 by WISERD

On 19th January both the Labour Party’s internal report into the reason for its defeat in the 2015 general election, as well as the British Polling Council’s interim report looking […]

16/17 year olds and the EU Referendum: A potential coup for the ‘In’ campaign

Posted on 20 January 2016 by WISERD

In November, the House of Lords voted in favour of allowing 16 and 17 year olds to vote in Britain’s EU referendum, expected to be held sometime in the next […]

A ‘Mature Debate’ on Communications Surveillance?

Posted on 17 November 2015 by Natalie Richards

On the 4th November, Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled the government’s proposals for updating the UK’s legislative framework for communications surveillance. The arrival in parliament of the Investigatory Powers Bill […]