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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The CDE postgraduate workshops are informal gatherings where we discuss issues chosen by our PhD students. This is an opportunity...

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This informal event invites members of the CDE to discuss themes arising from Dr Edyvane’s research on Ordinary Citizenship. Dr...

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This seminar, by Dr Sean Haughey of the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, uses new public opinion data...

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Blog

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A professor of Social Anthropology at SOAS University of London, and Director, Global Research Network on Parliaments and People (GRNPP),...

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A new post from CDE member Dr Nicole Nisbett. She discusses her experiences at COP26 in Glasgow, which she attended...

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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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News

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We are very proud to announce that our very own CDE member, Dr Alex Meakin, has won the prize for...

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CDE member, Alex Norman has made an excellent defence of his PhD. Dr Norman was awarded the PhD subject to...

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The Centre for Democratic Engagement is very pleased to announce that CDE member Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett has been awarded the Research...

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The Centre for Democratic Engagement is very pleased to announce the availability of four different types of PhD scholarships for...

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