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Projects in 2014

Mission Impossible?

Mission Impossible? The 1976 Spanish Law for Political Reform

This British Academy funded research project led by Georgina Blakeley seeks to explain an unexpected political outcome: why Francoist deputies voted overwhelmingly for the 1976 Law for Political Reform which brought about their own political demise.

Creating Publics

The project emerges out work undertaken under the auspices of CCIG’s Publics Research Programme and the recognition that there is a need to bring contemporary research on public mediation to bear on the public engagement agenda.

Acknowledging that opportunities to perform publicly are both increasingly diverse as well as more and more unevenly available, the project investigates the current drive for publicly engaging social science research by exploring what is at stake in different contexts and experimenting with new approaches to practice.

Migrant Mothers Caring for the Future

Migrant Mothers Caring for the Future - Creative interventions in making new citizens is an AHRC funded project that brings together a range of international, national, methodological and multidisciplinary perspectives, including contributions from the disciplines of sociology, migration studies, cultural studies, cultural geography and the creative arts, and will promote shared conversations and knowledge exchange between academic researchers, arts practitioners and policymakers.

Divide and rule, unite and resist

Divide and rule, unite and resist is a field study in Pietermartizburg, South Africa funded by the British Academy.

The project is led by John Dixon (Professor of Social Psychology, The Open University, CCIG member) and Kevin Durrheim (Department of Psychology, University of KwaZulu-Natal) and is also being partly funded by the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

Participation now

Participation Now is a project in collaboration between OpenLearn, the Creating Publics  project (hosted by CCIG) and the RCUK-funded Catalyst project.

Oecumene: Citizenship After Orientalism

Oecumene: Citizenship After Orientalism

This project, led by Prof Engin Isin, is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2). The project focuses on the interaction between two controversial and contested concepts: citizenship – the process by which belonging is recognised and enacted – and orientalism – the assertion of the superiority of western culture over its eastern counterparts.

Being in the Zone

Being in the Zone

Being in the Zone explores the theme of 'peak experience' or 'being in the zone' in music, sport and work. This project is an AHRC funded Research Network, co-investigated by Kath Woodward (OU) and Tim Jordan (King's College London)

Exploring the British Diaspora

Exploring the British Diaspora: Histories, Lives and Identities of the British Abroad is an ESRC Knowledge Exchange Project led by Daniel Conway.

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