Articles by Will Jennings

June 23, 2021

Symbolism and substance in the UK government’s politics of levelling up

Will Jennings
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is committed to a politics of ‘levelling up’ as the defining ambition of his government. Will Jennings, Lawrence McKay and Gerry Stoker argue that this may prove to be a long-lasting policy agenda, albeit one more of symbolism than substance
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Will Jennings
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Southampton

Will is Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded TrustGov project exploring trust and trustworthiness of national and global governance.

He is also Elections Analyst for Sky News.

His research explores questions relating to public policy and political behaviour, specifically in relation to public opinion, political trust, elections, political geography, agenda-setting, and public administration.

He is coauthor of Policy Agendas in British Politics (Palgrave, 2013), The Politics of Competence (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and The Good Politician (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Follow him on Twitter @drjennings

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