Matthew Flinders

Matthew Flinders is professor of politics at the University of Sheffield and founding director of the Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics. He is also president of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom and a board member of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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Return Political Science to the Noble Science of Politics

As the ‘impact agenda’ weighs ever more on political scientists (and the academy as a whole), ). this should be seen less a threat to autonomy than an opportunity to rise to political science’s inherent public responsibilities.

12 months ago
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A Defense of Collaborative Research

The simple fact is that deep, embedded, collaborative research whereby researchers work hand-in-hand with community participants in order to reveal […]

1 year ago
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Our Crisis Fatigue Crisis and the Politics of Coronavirus

After two decades that have almost been defined by wave upon wave of crises, argues Matthew Flinders, it’s possible that the public has simply become immune to warnings from politicians and habitually distrustful of their claims.

2 years ago
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