Author Archives: Ben Whitham

About Ben Whitham

Ben Whitham is Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics and Public Policy at De Montfort University, Leicester.

The Transformation of Post-Cold War World Order

Postgraduate students on the module POPP 5021 Post-Cold War World Order were asked to group-author a short blog post introducing some of the key issues they encountered in studying this period of recent international history and phase in international relations, … Continue reading

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Progressives and the politics of expertise

‘Experts’ have been in the news a lot recently. Prominent Vote Leave campaigners in the run-up to last year’s EU membership referendum, including Michael Gove, suggested that we should reject the views of ‘experts’ who insisted that Brexit would be … Continue reading

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Fear and loathing in the Casey Review: How Islamophobia and scaremongering in mainstream British politics enable right wing populism

This morning Dame Louise Casey published the Casey Review, a “review into integration and opportunity”, which was ordered by David Cameron and Theresa May when Cameron was Prime Minister. The review rightly highlights issues of social mobility and gender disparity … Continue reading

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