The Conversation round-up – September 2016
Manchester Metropolitan is an official partner of The Conversation website – a fantastic and high-profile media outlet for academics to provide news analysis and commentary.
The Conversation is an increasingly invaluable resource among the global university community and Manchester Met has joined this select group. It is a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news analysis and commentary that is free to read and republish. As a partner, the University will have greater opportunities and daily requests for expert analysis via the Press Office.
Academics from the University have already been involved and benefited from featuring on The Conversation, with articles being republished in other languages and a range of publications including The Independent and The Huffington Post.
This September, the articles by Manchester Met academics on The Conversation were:
- What is Spice and why is the drug so dangerous?
By Oliver Sutcliffe and Robert Ralphs
New psychoactive substances, same problematic users.
- Skepta, grime and urban British youth language: a guide
By Rob Drummond
Skepta’s Mercury Prize win has put grime – and youth culture – in the spotlight.
- London sees nightclubs as drug dens – Berlin considers them high culture
By Beate Peter
On the same day that London’s legendary Fabric closed permanently, Berlin’s infamous techno club Berghain was granted a tax break.
- As Colombia prepares to vote for peace with FARC, a former president says no
By Karl McLaughlin
After 52 years fighting the FARC, Colombia is about to vote on a comprehensive peace deal. But not everyone wants in.
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