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

Research within the centre currently focuses on three key areas: the aftermath of Brexit, the politics of emotion, and the politics of knowledge.

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Events

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Dr Louise Thompson (University of Manchester) will present the core findings of her recent book on small parties in Westminster....

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This workshop will focus on the work of one of our PhD students. The CDE postgraduate workshops are informal gatherings...

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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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Dr Rosalynd Southern from Liverpool University will present the findings from her recent article about the use of memes at...

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Blog

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In our latest blog post, PhD student Daniel Valdenegro Ibarra gives us a passionate account of the significance of last...

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At POLIS and the CDE, we encourage our students to be critical and to engage. And we are always extremely...

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In this final blog post from a series of four, CDE member Dr Gillian Bolsover, focuses her analysis to the...

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In this third post drawing from her research on people’s reactions on social media during the US covid-19 crisis, CDE...

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