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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CDE PGR Miranda Duffy will be performing the Den of Enquiry at the National Science and Media Museum’s Science Festival...

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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 lecture will launch our events series on Designing Democratic Engagement. Michael Saward will speak of his latest book, Democratic...

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Are you a citizen from Leeds, Bradford, or Hull? Are you 16 years or older? Do you have some ideas...

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Blog

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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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Belén Alvarez Werth from the University of Queensland, Australia, and CDE member Daniel Valdenegro Ibarra  outline some of results to...

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News

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Centre for Democratic Engagement members Viktoria Spaiser and Nicole Nisbett have launched an online citizen discussion on climate change, from...

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The CDE is very pleased to announce more success in the latest round of grants awarded: CDE member Dr Derek...

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The Centre for Democratic Engagement is very proud to announce that its member Dr Viktoria Spaiser has been awarded one...

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We’re very pleased to announce that CDE Associate Member Dr Shane Singh has had a new book published with Oxford...

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