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Christopher Kirkland

Christopher Kirkland

Lecturer in Politics, York St John University
I am currently employed as a Lecturer in Politics at York St John University. I have previously held positions at the University of Sheffield, the University of Liverpool, University of Leicester and the University of Winchester.

My current research interests are situated within British politics. I have published a monograph The Political Economy of Britain in Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan) which explored the crisis of the 1970s and the economic crisis of 2007. I have further published work exploring the origins of the 2007 crisis and on the 2012 Police and Crime Commissioner Elections and the 2014 by-elections.

Post-coronavirus economic thinking could go one of two ways in the UK

Apr 16, 2020 15:22 pm UTC| Economy

British economic policy since the 1940s has largely been an ideological battle between two schools of thought. One embraces the interventionist ideas of John Maynard Keynes. The other follows the ideas of free market...

How important is turnout in a UK election? The recent actions of the parties give you a good idea

Dec 10, 2019 05:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Britain is once again going to the polls and encouraging people to vote may be as important this year as asking them to vote for a particular party. Traditionally, low turnout has a disproportionate affect on Labour...

The UK's 2019 election cannot be a re-run of the 2017 campaign

Nov 04, 2019 11:36 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The UK is due to go to the polls on December 12 in an attempt to overcome parlaiments impasse over Brexit. Given the latest missed deadline of October 31, it seems inevitable that Brexit will dominate this campaign. Boris...

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Economy

OPEC insists it did not intend to drive US shale out of business

OPEC Secretary Mohammad Barkindo said the group did not intend to drive US shale oil producers out of business, in response to US barrels price briefly turning negative in April. In April, the group agreed on the single...

Korean shipbuilders suffer 67% dip in new orders

South Koreas shipbuilders posted 1.18 million compensated gross tons (CGTs) of new orders in the first half of 2020, 67 percent less from the 3.58 million CGTs last year. Globally, new shipbuilding orders plunged 57...

Shanghai shopping event induces consumption in city

Shanghai municipal governments May 5 Shopping Festival helped the citys total consumption over the past two months to return to the same level last year. The festival attracted over 520,000 online sellers and nearly...

Japan's May exports to S. Korea down to 11-year low of 3.66-T won

Japans exported 3.66 trillion won worth of goods to South Korea in May, down 18 percent from last year, which is lowest in 11 years due to the pandemic and trade dispute between the two countries. Japans shipments of...

US refrains from slapping antidumping duties on S. Korean cold-rolled steel

The US refrained from imposing antidumping duties on cold-rolled steel from Hyundai Steel Co. and POSCO, which would help boost trade between the two countries. The US Department of Commerce determined that cold-rolled...

Politics

Joe Biden says he will reverse Donald Trump's withdrawal of the US from WHO

President Donald Trump has taken the United States out of several global agreements as part of his America First agenda, which has received widespread criticism in turn. Recently, former vice president Joe Biden has said...

Michelle Obama partners with Meghan Markle in global conference for young women

A star-studded virtual conference is happening next week with Michelle Obama as one of the speakers at the event. She will also be joined by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. Michelle Obama, Meghan Markle speaks at...

Why Manny Pacquiao vs. Conor McGregor is more plausible than fans think

It has been close to a year since fans and sports experts started speculating on who should be the next to challenge Manny Pacquiao. The Filipino champ has been paired with the biggest names in boxings welterweight...

Melania Trump: FLOTUS's statue in Slovenia set on fire

As Americans pushing to end racism in the country are also calling for the removal of names and statues of historical figures that are known to be racist, the Trump administration has called to retain these symbols. First...

Science

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The Cerne Abbas Giant has been met with some debate regarding its history among archaeologists. Now, a new study suggests that the historic figure may not be as ancient as many may believe it to be. Researchers,...

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Space agencies all over the world are shifting focus towards Mars as well as the mission of searching for alien life in the universe. This month, three countries hope to get a head start in the search for life, starting...

Black hole: Scientist addresses the concern that the universe could collapse into a supermassive black hole

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Technology

Poco M2 Pro: $200 smartphone with a quad camera and 33W fast charger

After months of leaks and speculations, the Poco M2 Pro has finally been announced by Poco India. Most of the expected specs and features have now been confirmed for the device, and so is the one caveat that some tech fans...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’: The role of Judy Alvarez and Evelyn Parker in V’s upcoming missions

Night City Wire has done its job of keeping the hype up for Cyberpunk 2077, but a welcome bonus was the unveiling of two non-playable characters named Evelyn Parker and Judy Alvarez. Online discussions prove their brief...

‘The Last of Us 2’: Naughty Dog condemns myriad of online death threats targeting cast and devs

The launch of The Last of Us 2 has been bittersweet for Naughty Dog in the few weeks that the game is out in the wild. Aside from high scores from critics, the developers and cast members have been receiving vile comments...

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World of Warcraft players looking to improve their in-game reputation faster than the normal process will have several chances to do it until next week. All they have to do is join special events, including the Cataclysm...
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