School of Politics and International Relations

REPRESENT Event - 'Englishness: The Force Transforming British Politics'

Wednesday 2nd February 2022 (15:00-16:30)
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The first REPRESENT event of the spring semester is a POLSIS Seminar (Birmingham) organised in conjunction with the REPRESENT network.

Dr Peter Kerr welcomes Prof Ailsa Henderson for a conversation about her new book (co-authored with Richard Wyn Jones) on Englishness: The Political Force Transforming Britain (OUP 2021).

The book description is below.

"Until the Brexit referendum, there was widespread doubt as to whether English nationalism existed at all, at least beyond a small fringe. Since then, it has come to be regarded an obvious explanation for the vote to Leave the European Union. Subsequent opinion polls have raised doubts about the extent of continuing English commitment to the Union of the United Kingdom itself. Yet even as Englishness is apparently reshaping Britain's place in world and perhaps, ultimately, the state itself, it remains poorly understood.

In this book, Ailsa Henderson and Richard Wyn Jones draw on data from the Future of England Survey, a specially commissioned public attitudes survey programme exploring the political implications of English identity, to make new and original arguments about the nature of English nationalism."

All welcome. This seminar will be held on the University of Birmingham's Zoom platform and a link will be sent to registrants before the event.

Please register.

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