Crises, identity and the future of democracy

How are recent events influencing political engagement among BAME communities? As a black political scientist, I am particularly interested in answering this question from the perspective of the black community. This is why, with the support of the Democratic Society, over the next year, I will be working a project titled “Un(B)elonging: Home, identity and the reinvention of democratic spaces in times of crisis and upheaval”. The project will attempt to answer the above question, by documenting the views and perspectives of members of the black community on how the ongoing crises may be impacting their identity, and how this in turn affects or will affect their future political engagement.

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