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Politics, community and civic engagement

This cluster examines what a community is and demonstrates how communities are changing in relation to globalising economic and political processes that operate on different scales in varied regional, national and international contexts

Key research themes include:

  • Urban change and communities
  • Temporal and spatial aspects of social change
  • Democratic governance
  • Indivdual and collective action

    Research Networks

    • The Authority and Political Technologies IAS Network involves colleagues and PhD students from Sociology and a range of social-science disciplines who share a broad intellectual background influenced by ‘Foucaultian’, 'Deleuzian', ‘post-structuralist’ and ‘cultural-theory’ approaches.

    Current Research Projects

    • The social, historical, cultural and democratic context of civic engagement: imagining different communities and making them happen, ESRC (January 2013 - February 2017) Alice Mah with Michael J Carpenter
    • MYPLACE: Memory, Youth, Political Legacy and Civic Engagement , EC FP7 (June 2011 - May 2014) Project Manager Martin Price (Mick Carpenter, Nickie Charles, Anton Popov, Khursheed Wadia) - Watch the documentary
    • Toxic expertise: the contested science of living with petrochemical industries in the UK, US and China, Research Development Fund - Warwick (October 2013 - July 2014) Alice Mah.