Seminar Series Trinity

Thursdays 14.00 - 15.30
Seminar Room, Pauling Centre,  58a Banbury Road, Oxford

Immigration and democracy in the UK today

Convened by: Robert McNeil 

This seminar series considers the role of immigration on democracy in the UK as the fascinating, and often confusing, 2015 General Election unfolds. The series will cover the changing electorate; the loss of trust in British politicians over the issue of immigration; media narratives and their impact on public opinion and policy; the rise of anti-immigration parties and policies; the impact of immigration as an issue on the 2015 election results; and the key electoral battleground issue of the NHS and its complex relationship with immigration.

30 April
Damaged trust and a changing electorate?: Migration as a contemporary political issue in the UK
Dr Scott Blinder, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and COMPAS, Oxford

(Please note there is no seminar on 7 May)

14 May
Immigration and the NHS
Dr Osea Giuntella (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford) Dr Catia Nicodemo (Centre for Health Service and Economics Organisation, Oxford) and Dr Carlos Vargas-Silva, (COMPAS, Oxford)

21 May
The politics of immigration after 2015
Dr Robert Ford, University of Manchester

28 May
Migration in the British news media. Selling papers and making programmes: Public attitudes and policy ramifications.
Panel: Helen Warrell (Financial Times, Home Affairs Correspondent); Dominic Casciani (BBC Home Affairs Correspondent); Benjamin Doherty (Foreign Correspondent, The Sydney Morning Herald, the Guardian and others)
Chair: Robert McNeil, COMPAS