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Policing the Political

Researching restrictions on ‘political’ activity in UK civil society.

  • Final project report – findings & recommendations

    July 2, 2021 by

    After being delayed because of the pandemic, I have completed my final report for this project. In total I interviewed 12 organisations, and my findings paint a concerning picture of how “the closing space for civil society in the UK” has been impacting on small civil society organisations. The report documents a small fraction of… Read more

  • Coronavirus and charitability

    March 26, 2020 by

    Like many of us, I am trying to rethink this project in the light of the coronavirus outbreak – is my research even relevant in this moment of crisis? Yet precisely because civil society organisations are now having to re-evaluate their work, the questions I’m exploring about the space for political action are likely to… Read more

  • Defining ‘the political’

    November 6, 2019 by

    This project is all about one of those tricky, commonplace words that we use all the time to mean different things: ‘political’. There has obviously been masses written about its different interpretations, but one of the discussions that I have found helpful is in Newman and Clarke’s book Publics, Politics and Power (2009) because it… Read more

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