02. Research Projects

Research projects (these may be better split up under themes?)


A generational divide

Young people and Brexit: a generational divide

Posted on 24 February 2017 by WISERD

The EU Referendum highlighted a dramatic difference of opinion regarding the most important decision facing the British electorate for a generation, with younger voters overwhelmingly supporting EU membership while their elders voted to leave. This ‘generational divide’ has been a prominent theme in the media, which has repeatedly documented the anger and sense of ‘betrayal’
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Young people and Brexit: one year on

Posted on 14 February 2017 by WISERD

The decision to leave the European Union on 23rd June 2016 was potentially the most dramatic ever taken by the British electorate. Not only did it fly in the face of the expectations of the majority of the media, opinion pollsters and politicians (both in the UK and Europe), but it has come to dominate
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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 a case to the point as the 16- and 17-year-olds were given the opportunity to vote and the results indicated that 89% of all 16-
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Strike

Posted on 22 November 2016 by WISERD

Remembering and remembrance are incredibly important to the labour movement. Trade unions hold their history dear and the hard fought battles of the past are positioned firmly in the minds of those who take pride in their allegiance in the present: cohort after cohort of novice activists are schooled in trade union history; the spectacle
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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 found that while young people exhibit unremarkable levels of the attitudes most commonly associated with political alienation, they demonstrate a noticeably high level of apathy
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