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Professor Olaf Corry on social movements and climate policy dilemmas


'Protests and Policies: How Radical Social Movement Activists Engage with Climate Policy Dilemmas', an article co-authored by Professor Olaf Curry (CDE member) and Dr David Reiner (University of Cambridge), has been published the British Sociological Association's 'Sociology' journal.

International network on parliament engagement launched


Together with the UK House of Commons, the Centre for Democratic Engagement has launched the International Parliament Engagement Network (IPEN), which has an online platform hosting discussions, documents and online seminars.  IPEN brings together over 160 academics and practitioners specialising on public engagement, and hopes to act as a hub for reflection and the sharing...

New CDE research on misinformation and COVID-19, in the US context


CDE member Dr Gillian Bolsover has published a data memo analysing how health misinformation was received and responded to on US social media in the case of President Donald Trump's comments about UV light and disinfectant based treatments on 23 April 2020. This project was undertaken in collaboration with POLIS student and Laidlaw Scholar Janet...

Parliaments and Digital Engagement - fellowship in Brazil


Professor Leston-Bandeira was invited for a five weeks visiting fellowship at the Brazilian Institute for Digital Democracy (INCT.DD), to work with scholars in Brazil currently working on digital engagement, particularly with a focus on parliaments.  The INCT.DD is a network of over 40 research labs and universities in Brazil and elsewhere. Professor Leston-Bandeira also did...

Interest in our new 'Engaging the Modern City' module has spread to Hong Kong University


We were asked to write a brief blog about our first pilot year for Hong Kong University's teaching newsletter which you can read beneath (courtesy of Dr Charlie Dannreuther, the module leader). HKU has been running experiential learning with students for some time; you can read our blog post about the module (written by Dr...

Evidence given to Constitution Committee inquiry on the legislative process


Professor Leston-Bandeira, co-director of the Centre for Democratic Engagement, was part of a group of experts who gave oral evidence to the Constitution Committee of the House of Lords, on public engagement with the legislative process, together with Dr Thompson (Surrey University). The invitation to give oral evidence followed the written evidence they had submitted...