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Toby James has written a new blog 'The Brexit referendum reveals that Britain's electoral machinery needs reform' on Eastminster

Despite widespread fears to the contrary, the EU referendum passed off without major problems. But the vote revealed underlying problems with Britain’s electoral system – most notably the...

Toby James has written a new blog 'The 8 million missing from the proposed UK Electoral Boundaries' on Eastminster

The Boundary Commission for England and Wales are today publishing initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituencies. After a consultation, parliament could approve them to be in place for...

Research project on British (Muslim) Values: Participants wanted

Volunteers are sought for a new research project titled – British [Muslim] Values: Conflict or Convergence? – hosted at the University of East Anglia.  The project will focus on what...

New website launched for UEA research on electoral management

A new website profiling University of East Anglia research on running elections has been launched. The idea of the website is to make the research more accessible to policy makers around...

Nick Scharf has written a new blog, 'Not alright now: Music and Political Campaigning' on Eastminster

The controversy engendered by Donald Trump’s music choices during his political campaigning sheds light on the issue of copyright’s moral rights which this piece will address in order to...

Chris Hanretty has written a new blog 'Parliamentary representation in three graphs' on Eastminster

Legislative Studies Quarterly has just published an article written by Dr Chris Hanretty together with Ben Lauderdale (LSE) and Nick Vivyan. In this post, Chris summarizes the article's claims...

Alan Finlayson has written a new blog 'Who won the referendum?' on Eastminster

Alan Finlayson argues that Brexit should be seen as a series of different responses to globalisation. You can read the full article on Eastminster .

Maria Kyriakidou has written a new blog 'The UK is reaping what the British media has been sowing for a long time' on Eastminster

Maria Kyriakidou argues that the British media played an important role in the Brexit vote, which has to be seen beyond the specific period of the referendum. You can read the full article...

Chris Hanretty has written a new blog 'The EU referendum: what to expect on the night' on Eastminster

The EU referendum is a once-in-a -generation event, which means we have few guides for what to expect. Chris Hanretty gives some indications of how early reporting local authorities might vote. ...

Another busy week as the EU referendum approaches

UEA Professor and 'UK in a Changing Europe' Senior Fellow, Hussein Kassim, gave a talk on the issues to a meeting of the West Norfolk Deaf Community on Tuesday morning, then participated in an EU...

Rupert Read has written a new blog 'We must localise the EU and curb corporate power- but does that mean in or out?' on Eastminster

The EU referendum debate is taking place between different wings of the corporate elite, dominated by assumptions in favour of big business, free trade and endless economic growth, write Helena...

Toby James has written a new blog 'Lets stop the last minute registration rush' on Eastminster

As the deadline for registering for the EU referendum looms, Lord Rennard, Toby James and Oliver Sidorczuk  highlight the problem with last minute scrambles and argue that the UK should...

Rupert Read has written a new blog '#VoteNeither: How you can help BOTH sides to lose this pointless referendum' on Eastminster

The upcoming European Union referendum gives us the choice of clinging on to an increasingly and inexorably pro-corporate EU, or leaving the EU altogether on UKIP's terms.  In this article, ...

Hazel Marsh has written a new blog 'Losing my Ethnicity: When is a Gypsy not a Gypsy' on Eastminster

Hazel Marsh examines the 'ethnic catch-22' posed by the government's recent redefinition of the words 'Gypsy' and 'Traveller' for planning purposes. You can read the full article on ...

PPL at the European Youth Event 2016

9 PPL students (and 14 UEA students in total) attended the European Youth Event (EYE), which took place in the European Parliament seat in Strasbourg from 20-21 May 2016. During the event,...

UEA student Haylie Pallister writes on her experience of the UEA MA International Security Course on Eastminster

Haylie Pallister reflects on her time as a postgraduate student reading for an MA in International Security. You can read the full article on Eastminster .