Politics research at Manchester has a lasting impact on civil society and policy-making around the world.
Recent examples of our academics' engagement with policymakers include:
- Andy Westwood is the Specialist Adviser to House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee Inquiry on COVID-19 and Employment. He is also a Commissioner on GM Inequalities Commission.
- Silke Trommer gave testimony to a closed session of the House of Commons International Trade Committee in February on the new Brexit deal.
- Jonathan Gilmore gave written evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee as part of their inquiry into the ‘Integrated Review for Security, Defence, Foreign Policy and Development” over summer 2020, which featured in the final report of the Committee. He has also worked with the Foreign Policy Centre think tank, on their ‘Principles for Global Britain’ project, writing a piece for their report Finding Britain’s role in a Changing World and participated in an accompanying roundtable with a range of academics, think-tankers and parliamentarians.
- Liz Richardson is part of the Jam and Justice team who will be doing a seminar on the research project for the Chief Scientific Adviser’s office at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on Tuesday 22 June 2021.
A TTIP-ping Point for Democracy?
Demystifying Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and shaping the course and content of ongoing negotiations.
Elections, youth representation and citizenship
Highlighting and supporting potential solutions and interventions to unprecedentedly low rates of engagement and participation by young people, in political institutions and elections.
Promoting gender equality in politics and policy
Studies of women’s underrepresentation in politics and the impact of economic austerity on women have shaped policy and informed public debate.
Radical reform of Greece’s core executive structures
Our research Identifying key and pressing elements of reform to weak leadership and management within the structure of Greece’s core executive.
The politics of diversity: immigration, minorities and the radical right
Insights into the political and social impact of ethnic change in Britain contribute to policies and campaigns to integrate ethnic minorities and address concerns about immigration and rising diversity.
What makes people give their time and money to good causes?
Governments and public agencies can use ‘nudges’ to encourage citizens’ civic behaviour.
Making world trade fairer
Supporting fairer policy and has strengthened international negotiations for several states.