About us

Our core focus is to bring together different approaches to formal and informal democratic engagement, and to explore the interplay between them.

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Research

Our research examines different forms of democratic engagement, participation and activism at local, national and global levels.

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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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We are very pleased to announce a new events series dedicated to Designing for Democratic Engagement. The most important and...

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This seminar is part of the seminar series of IPEN, a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on...

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  COP26 is said to be the most crucial climate negotiations to date, but what legacy will it have? Join...

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This workshop will focus on a presentation by Alex Norman on his PhD thesis. The CDE postgraduate workshops are informal...

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Blog

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A new post from CDE member Ryan Swift. Ryan discusses the implications of the Government’s Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) for...

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The Climate Change Committee (2020) estimated that at least 59% of the measures to meet UK’s Net Zero goal require behavioural...

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CDE member Professor Kevin Theakston and Mark Gill, from King’s College London report on their findings of a survey of...

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CDE member Ryan Swift analyses the consequences from the Batley and Spen by-election to Labour The Labour Party’s narrow victory...

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News

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INTER.PARES, a global project funded by the EU to strengthen the capacity of parliaments, has just launched an e-learning course on representation designed by Professor Leston-Bandeira.

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CDE member Dr Alexandra Meakin has been invited to present her research on the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace...

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Centre for Democratic Engagement members Dr Viktoria Spaiser and Dr Nicole Nisbett are going to the COP26 in Glasgow as...

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CDE PGR Miranda Duffy, her teenage daughter, Tess, and guest Dr Debbie Rosen from the Priestley International Centre for Climate...

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