Image, Language And Political Culture

The university’s Active Student service will help you to find the right placement opportunity, and you will be offered support in putting together your application and your CV and cover letter. Watch this film about the Globalisation, History and Identity pathway – click on the YouTube logo to watch other films about modules within the Humanities programme area. It will give you the means to think critically about crucial world issues and ask, and answer, fundamental questions about our globalised experience. Research into class history and the politics of consumption and the co-operative movement in 19th and 20th-century Britain.

At the same, they express very low levels of trust in other citizens, or at least those who do not share common ethnic or local identities. Yet they have high levels of membership in community organizations and are often involved in local politics. And while they express high level of interest in politics, most Africans exhibit low levels of political efficacy.

Students will be expected to engage with readings and participate on a weekly basis. This will be further supported with drop-in sessions and self-directed exercises with tutor and peer feedback. Ed leads CfGS’s work on devolution, transformation and on support to councils and other public bodies on governance and accountability. One is that the senior councillor leadership of an authority – the executive – sets the tone for others to follow.

Their political culture does not only restrict imagination and action – it is also a resource for political creativity and invention. Political direction is about making decisions about what is important, and what isn’t. Just as the role of the executive has to allow for the assertion of strong political direction it also has to allow for the assertion of strong political opposition.

This paper explores what the political history of Victorian Britain would look like if viewed through the lens of the history of masculinity. What difference did it make to British politics that the political elites were overwhelmingly male and that the electorate was exclusively male until 1918? The paper will examine how the conduct of politics was shaped by shifting cultural ideals and practices of masculinity. This article discusses the trope of fatherhood and its deployment within the UK political scene to ask how and why this has become a strategy in the post-ideological context of contemporary party politics.

The significance of the basic legitimacy of violent resistance becomes clear in commemoration ceremonies, which are a common feature of in KwaZulu-Natal in the post-apartheid era. The paper illustrates and analyses such commemoration ceremonies and explains how chiefs make us of them in order to legitimize their rule and what this more generally means for political culture in democratic South Africa. Dr Vas Leontitsis’ research areas cover new regionalism, post-development, the European Union and Greek politics. He is currently leading a project on the integration of migrants and refugees in Greece.