What is EA Birmingham?
EA Birmingham is EA WorldView’s section where the best academic research meets the best public engagement on today’s issues of concern. University of Birmingham scholars, both faculty and postgraduates, draw on their expertise to illuminate the reality of confiict and the hope for cooperation, be it over democracy, migration, humanitarian aid, civil rights, or international relations.
Within EA Birmingham, you’ll find or initiatives such as the Populism Project. We will be co-publishing the articles of Birmingham colleagues on outlets such The Conversation, and featuring their analysis in the media.
The day of the ivory tower is long gone. From the heart of Birmingham and the tower of Old Joe, welcome to our window to the world.
Political WorldView takes apart Donald Trump’s visit to UK, looking not only at royal treatment but also Trump’s intervention in British domestic politics.read more
Political WorldView’s reading of politics around Mueller Report on Trump-Russia, from Administration attempt at burial to consequences for Trump & Democratsread more
Political WorldView on Independent Group and challenges to main parties: “We must emphasize how important Brexit has been in reshaping UK party politics.”read more
Political WorldView looks at crowded field of Democrats running for President in 2020. Can candidates get past “batshit crazy” of Trump to focus on issues?read more
Political WorldView podcast on Venezuela’s crisis: Will military — & Russia — sustain Nicolas Maduro in power despite protests & international pressure?read more
An interview with Patrick Porter about the motives and maneuvers behind Prime Minister Tony Blair’s fateful 2003 decision to join the US in the invasion of Iraq, and the consequences for both countriesread more
Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon has "made the best impact" in UK campaign --- but what happens outside Scotland? Dr Matt Cole of EA and the University of Birmingham speaks with Hasan Patel about the state of the UK General Election, with five days to go...read more
UK Election, Conservative Party, and Boris Johnson: “This isn’t accidental lying. It’s deliberate — a strategy of diversions through falsehoods.”read more
Difference in UK Election between Conservative majority and hung Parliament? Clues are in marginal seats like Wakefield, Dudley North, and North East Fife.read more
Tactical voting could be vital in the most important UK General Election since 1945. But what exactly is a tactical vote and how do you cast it?read more
The Liberal Democrats are the UK party with the most emphatic pro-European stance — so why might they be squeezed out in the 2019 General Election?read more
Free Broadband? “The internet has become not only an essential utility for conducting daily life, but also crucial for exercising our political rights”read more
In the UK Election 2019, are we angrier now than in past votes and debates? Is it just a case that “we are able to express” emotion in era of social media?read more
30 years after Berlin Wall, Germany’s memory culture allows victims to reclaim pasts — but it must find space for those who remember things differentlyread more