Axel Morgan (He/Him)

Student, Durham University

About Axel Morgan

Hey! I am a current leadership & research scholar, focusing on homelessness and democracy. Before beginning my degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Durham University, I volunteered for homelessness organizations, working alongside public and private sector to tackle homelessness and health inequalities. Alongside this, I have worked in construction, and have maintained my interest via gardening at university, and my woodwork business KarhuKraft. I love all things sport (especially table tennis), nature, and history! Feel free to get in touch. 

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar

University

Durham University

Laidlaw Cohort Year

2023

Research Topic

Politics

I am from:

United Kingdom

I speak:

English Finnish

My hobbies/interests are:

Football (soccer) Houseplants/gardening Music Nature & environment Reading Table tennis

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes

Yes

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Outline Politics

Does Homelessness Undermine Democracy? The Role of 'Home' in Democratic Citizenship - A project outline.

In both the popular and political sphere, homelessness is predominantly seen as an issue of the individual. I aim to interrogate this perception of homelessness by looking at whether modern homelessness constitutes a challenge to the legitimacy of our 'democracies'.

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Arts & Humanities Social Sciences Research

Rooms participated in:

Durham University

Recent Comments

Oct 11, 2023
Replying to Rachel Clinton

Love this!

We were asked to raise our hands if we liked living in a Democracy during a Political Science Lecture. I believe I was the only one who did not raise my hand, as I don't agree that we live in a true democracy, due to issues like homelessness.  As you state "It is clear that homelessness doesnt allow for development of democratic citizenship and is therefore in contradiction to the requirements of a democratic system" 

Good Luck with the conference 

Thanks for reading Rachel! I think that complacency in thinking that we are democratic is a real threat to the continued health of democracy so good on you for going against the grain! 

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