Political Science Department faculty member Gwen Torges will discuss her ongoing research about the United Kingdom’s new Supreme Court on WIUP (90.5) on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Every Tuesday afternoon, philosophy student Ian Todd hosts a show in which IUP faculty members talk about their research.
Until 2009, the UK’s highest appellate court was a committee within the House of Lords. Relying on personal interviews with the new court’s first Justices, Torges’s research traces the development of this new institution. She is particularly interested in the creation of legitimacy for the new court, and the extent to which perceptions of legitimacy focus on symbolic versus substantive factors.