The Political Quarterly

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Edited By: Ben Jackson and Deborah Mabbett

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 125/165 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1467-923X


PQ Videocasts

Citizens' Privileges or Human Rights? The Great Bill of Rights Swindle - Shami Chakrabati
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New Labour arguably left Britain more comfortable in its diversity and better protected by anti-discrimination law. Equal treatment for gay people advanced significantly and the Human Rights Act provides a modern Bill of Rights for everyone in the Kingdom. Curiously however, parallel laws dishonoured these values in thought, word and deed. Home affairs hyperactivity left ours a less friendly country in which to seek asylum, dissent or even be young. The Coalition bound itself together with "civil liberties" and quickly reversed some excesses of the previous decade. Last year's "Arab Spring saw it promote human rights abroad. However the Government appears bitterly divided by them at home. Is the debate about a more "British" Bill of Rights, political genius, pragmatic fudge or a dangerous swindle capable of depriving us all of vital protection against abuse of power?
Listen to a podcast of the 2012 lecture

Why is the European Left Losing Elections? - David Miliband
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For the first time since the First World War, governments in Britain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Italy come from the centre-right. Is this just an accidental quirk of fate or is it more serious? David Miliband’s lecture on 8 March 2011 entitled “Why is the European Left Losing Elections” was attended by over 500 people at the LSE’s Old Theatre.
Watch the podcast of the 2011 lecture

Policing: Continuity, Consensus and Controversy – Sir Ian Blair
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Including an introduction by Professor Jean Seaton, this videodcast comprises the entirety of The Political Quarterly 2010 annual lecture of the 8 February 2010, given by Sir Ian Blair, entitled "Policing: Continuity, Consensus and Controversy."
Watch the podcast of the 2010 lecture

Is there a way forward to bridge the divide between politician and voter? - Tony Wright
Videocast Content - Including an introduction by Professor Peter Hennessey, this videocast comprises the entirety of the 2009 annual Political Quarterly lecture of the 4 March 2009, given by co-editor Tony Wright, entitled “Doing Politics Differently”.
Watch the podcast of the 2009 lecture