Contextual Politics is a website devoted to examining politics in the light of its historical, cultural, social, or intellectual contexts. It also draws inspiration from the sub-discipline of contextual ethics in acknowledging that political opinions often change from one context to another. The politics is mostly UK related, but will branch into other parts of the world on occasion. A key context for politics is the media and there is a strong focus on the media (including social media) in this website.
This website has not seen any new articles for a long time but with good reason: the Brexit articles that originally inspired the site also inspired my forthcoming historical analysis Brexit in Context, which may be published in time for the first anniversary of the referendum on 23 June 2017.
Contextual Politics is the new name for Mercian Politics. If you have been re-directed from politics.merciamcmahon.com this is exactly the same website, but the older address may eventually be remaindered.