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Politics & International Relations Group Annual Lecture: A Better Politics,...
Thu 12 January 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 GMT
We are delighted to welcome Danny Dorling back to Leeds Beckett University to deliver the Annual Politics Lecture on “A Better Politics”, the subject of his most recent and highly acclaimed book. In an age of disillusionment with our political system and low levels of trust in politicians, the desire to define and realise a better politics is widely felt. And Danny’s conception of a better politics as ‘one that will enable future generations to be happier’ is surely of interest to us all. Danny’s approach is not utopian but based on evidence of what matters most in affecting people’s happiness. He argues that ‘there are many policies that we could adopt if we really want to be collectively happier and healthier. We could have a government that makes our lives happier, if we win the argument for it.’ So, come along and join the argument.
Refreshments will be provided from 1730 hours. The lecture will start at 1800, followed by Q&A and will finish at 1930 hours.
A Better Politics: How Government Can Make Us Happier (London Publishing Partnership, 2016) by Danny Dorling is available here
Danny Dorling is Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and Fellow of St Peter's College, University of Oxford. He was previously a professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield. He has also worked in Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds and New Zealand, went to university in Newcastle upon Tyne, and to school in Oxford. In 2015 he was a commissioner of the London Fairness Commission, which reported in 2016. Danny’s many books (some co-authored) include Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists (Policy Press, 2015), Inequality and the 1% (Verso, 2014), The Social Atlas of Europe (with D. Ballas and B. D. Hennig; Policy Press, 2014), All That Is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster (Allen Lane, 2015), Population 10 Billion (Constable, 2013), So You Think You Know About Britain? (Constable, 2011), The Visualization of Social Spatial
Structure (Wiley, 2012), Geography (with C. Lee; Profile, 2016) and People and Places: A 21st-Century Atlas of the UK (with B. Thomas; Policy Press, 2016).
The Annual politics Lecture is organised by the Politics & International relations Group in the School of Social Sciences.