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Dr Stephan Price

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'Postdoctoral Research Associate'

I am working with Clare Saunders on the international POLPART project, a comparative project aimed at understanding more about why people choose institutional and/or non-institutional ways to participating in politics.  Currently, Clare and I are looking specifically at people's understandings of 'Left' and 'Right' and how this relates to what people say and do politically.

Recently, I have worked with Clare, Steve Hinchliffe, Robbie McDonald, and Caroline Keenan on 'Doing TB Differently: Generating a workable TB policy during an acute episode within a chronic countryside conflict', an ESRC-funded project about the culling of badgers in West Somerset and West Gloucestershire. The goal of this project was to understand the range of views held by local people involved in the debate and to find out how or whether these change in response to emerging policy evidence and in the context of different forums of discussion. We are currently working on a number of publications from this research, but see my book (details below) for an readable introduction to the topic and the research.

Thinking Through Badgers: researching the controversy over bovine tuberculosis and the culling of badgers, (Vernon Press, 2017) is available at Barnes and Noble, AbeBooks, Amazon and elsewhere.