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Our focus is the condition of democratic politics, its health, future and institutions.

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Research

Our research examines key aspects of democratic politics related to participation and engagement, political communication, civil society and institutions.

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Partnerships

We aim to provide an interface between academics who research democratic engagement and innovation and non-academics who practise it.

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Events

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In this CDP seminar, Omomayowa Abati, Commonwealth Scholar in POLIS, will present his research paper: ‘Is Lowering the Minimum Age...

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In this workshop, Natalie Rhodes will present her research on the ‘Legitimacy of the WHO pandemic treaty negotiation process’. The...

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This seminar focuses on creative ways parliaments can use to connect with remote communities. It will explore three different examples...

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The renowned scholar, Professor Mary Beard, is to give the 2022 Alice Bacon Lecture at the University of Leeds on...

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Blog

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  In this blogpost CDP member Dr Gillian Bolsover analyses the social media discourse surrounding the recent National Congress of...

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The UK’s new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has a big job ahead of him – and needs to distance himself...

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New research on the reliability – and credibility – of scientific research has been publish by CDP member Dr Eike...

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In this blog post, CDE member Derek Edyvane writes on citizenship and democracy.  First a confession: I am not a...

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News

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On Thursday 27th October, the Alice Bacon Lecture 2022 was delivered by Dame Professor Mary Beard at the University of...

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Dr Viktoria Spaiser and Dr Cristina Leston Bandeira have contributed to a report published by the House of Lords, Environment...

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Co-Director of the Centre for Democratic Politics, Dr Richard Hayton, was the special guest on the podcast The Bunker broadcast on 4...

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Dr Viktoria Spaiser, Dr Nicole Nisbett and Dr Cristina G. Stefan from POLIS have had their article – ““How dare you?”—The...

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