Future of the Scottish press

By Professor Philip Schlesinger and Dr Alex Benchimol In the run-up to the independence referendum on 18 September, Scotland’s newspaper press is facing a double challenge. First, can print journalism adapt to the digital revolution, given a continuing decline in newspaper sales? Second, can the press perform its civic role in contributing to an increasingly…

Immigration and trust in UK politics

By Professor Lauren McLaren (Politics) Since the end of World War Two, the UK has grappled with the potentially conflicting aims of using cheap immigrant labour and maintaining social cohesion. Recent decades have witnessed persistent public concern about immigration, despite government attempts to assuage public opinion by trying to restrict new immigration and introducing citizenship…

EVENT: The family, sexuality and human rights in global perspective, 23rd January

In a joint event hosted by the University of Glasgow Human Rights Network and the Gender and Sexualities Forum, three speakers from the School of Social and Political Sciences will launch three books in a discussion chaired by Dr Vikki Turbine (Politics). Date: 23rd January 2014 Dr. Roona Simpson (Sociology) will launch: ‘L. Jamieson and…