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COMMENT: Why the US presidential primary system is no way to run a democracy

COMMENT: Why the US presidential primary system is no way to run a democracy

Press releases   •   Feb 05, 2016 13:56 GMT

​Michael Patrick Cullinane, Reader in US History at Northumbria, writes about American politics for The Conversation.

COMMENT: Ted Cruz, human dog whistle: Evangelicals — those “courageous conservatives” — know exactly what he is talking about

COMMENT: Ted Cruz, human dog whistle: Evangelicals — those “courageous conservatives” — know exactly what he is talking about

Press releases   •   Feb 03, 2016 16:49 GMT

Randall J Stephens, Reader in History (American Studies) at Northumbria, writes about Ted Cruz for The Salon.

COMMENT: Trump and Palin exist in an alternative universe of knowledge denial

COMMENT: Trump and Palin exist in an alternative universe of knowledge denial

Press releases   •   Jan 21, 2016 14:09 GMT

​Dr Randall J Stephens, Reader in History and American Studies at Northumbria University, explains why Donald Trump and Sarah Palin exist in an alternative universe of knowledge denial. Originally published in The Independent.

Experts discuss consequences of Iraq war just months before controversial Chilcot report is published

Experts discuss consequences of Iraq war just months before controversial Chilcot report is published

Press releases   •   Jan 21, 2016 11:14 GMT

​Leading scholars from across the UK travelled to Northumbria University to discuss the legal and political consequences of military action in Iraq between 2003 and 2011.

COMMENT: US election: what the 2016 candidates can learn from 1916’s ‘bearded iceberg’

COMMENT: US election: what the 2016 candidates can learn from 1916’s ‘bearded iceberg’

Press releases   •   Nov 09, 2015 11:31 GMT

Michael Patrick Cullinane, Senior Lecturer in US History at Northumbria University, comments on the upcoming US election for The Conversation.

 COMMENT: Why the Republicans' know-nothing outsider candidates are still on top

COMMENT: Why the Republicans' know-nothing outsider candidates are still on top

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2015 11:59 GMT

​Randall Stephens, Reader in History and Programme Leader in American Studies at Northumbria University, comments on the Republican Party for The Conversation.

COMMENT: The self-defeating hard left of the 1980s is making a comeback. It won’t end well

COMMENT: The self-defeating hard left of the 1980s is making a comeback. It won’t end well

Press releases   •   Oct 29, 2015 10:52 GMT

Stefano Bonino, Lecturer in Criminology at Northumbria, discusses the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party for The Conversation.

COMMENT: How the Republican Party became a haven of resentment and rage

COMMENT: How the Republican Party became a haven of resentment and rage

Press releases   •   Sep 17, 2015 12:26 BST

The latest Republican presidential primary debate had it all: denunciations of President Obama, angry rants about America’s future, and all manner of bile.

General Election 2015 - Our panel's reactions to the result

General Election 2015 - Our panel's reactions to the result

Press releases   •   May 12, 2015 00:00 BST

Our academics offer their expert opinions on the General Election results.

The tale of a first-time voter

The tale of a first-time voter

Press releases   •   May 08, 2015 00:00 BST

Second-year Geography student Charlotte Hall outlines her experience at being able to vote in the General Election for the first time and interviewing SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon for Sky News.

Who will win the General Election?

Who will win the General Election?

Press releases   •   May 06, 2015 00:00 BST

As the UK waits to go to the polls, our academic experts put forward their predictions for the General Election.

Parliamentary candidates asked to find permanent solutions to tackle homelessness

Parliamentary candidates asked to find permanent solutions to tackle homelessness

Press releases   •   Apr 09, 2015 00:00 BST

The North East Homelessness Think Tank (NEHTT) is calling on parliamentary candidates to support a series of pledges aimed at tackling homelessness in the run up to the general election.

Election fever heats up

Election fever heats up

Press releases   •   Feb 12, 2015 00:00 GMT

Students from across the region are being invited to put senior North East politicians to the test during a Question Time debating session at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Northumbria graduate joins government leaders to discuss UK future of business and enterprise

Northumbria graduate joins government leaders to discuss UK future of business and enterprise

Press releases   •   Feb 05, 2015 00:00 GMT

A Northumbria graduate who was supported by the University to start-up her own business will be speaking alongside Vince Cable, Ed Balls and William Hague at a conference focussing on the future of British business.

COMMENT: Hoax calls to the PM are the price we pay for democracy

COMMENT: Hoax calls to the PM are the price we pay for democracy

Press releases   •   Jan 28, 2015 00:00 GMT

Professor Howard Elcock, examines the pros and cons of open democracy

COMMENT: House of Lords wakes up to sexism in the newsroom

COMMENT: House of Lords wakes up to sexism in the newsroom

Press releases   •   Jan 16, 2015 00:00 GMT

Professor Karen Ross from Arts, Design and Social Sciences discusses a recent House of Lords report highlighting the underrepresentation of women in the media industry

COMMENT: As Sydney siege comes to an end, the questions begin

COMMENT: As Sydney siege comes to an end, the questions begin

Press releases   •   Dec 16, 2014 00:00 GMT

Dr Craig Mclean, Senior Lecturer in Politics examines security in Australia following the recent high-profile siege in Sydney

Further North

Further North

Press releases   •   Aug 22, 2014 00:00 BST

With the vote for Scottish independence just around the corner, all eyes in the UK are focused on the North. But just what distinguishes north from south? What is distinctive about the north in our imagination and experience?

Why the UK should look to Greece to mend political ‘crisis’

Why the UK should look to Greece to mend political ‘crisis’

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2014 00:00 BST

As Culture Secretary Maria Miller has stepped down following criticism for over-claiming on her expenses, a Northumbria University politics expert is pointing to Ancient Greece for a solution to the UK’s political system.

MP visits Student Law Office with Royal seal of approval

MP visits Student Law Office with Royal seal of approval

Press releases   •   Jan 06, 2014 00:00 GMT

Newcastle North MP, and former Northumbria Law School student, Catherine McKinnell has visited Northumbria University, Newcastle, to see the work being undertaken by its award-winning Student Law Office.