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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Anti-racism campaigner Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE is to give the latest public lecture in a University of Leeds series honouring...

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This workshop will focus on the use of social media to support academic work. The CDE postgraduate workshops are informal...

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CDE Associate Member Andy Mycock will speak to us about his latest project, on votes at 16. The UK is...

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Regional MPs and University of Leeds researchers will come together to discuss opportunities for partnerships on climate action and implementing the COP26 agenda in Yorkshire and the Humber. This event is hosted by The Priestley Centre and organised by Postgraduate Researcher and CDE member Ruth Bookbinder.

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Blog

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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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Most of the national coverage of the May 2021 elections focused on the successes and failures of the two main...

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Dr Richard Axelby (SOAS) draws from his ethnographic research into the politics of communication in Sheffield, to outline the uncertain...

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CDE member Sara Kaizuka reflects on the implications of the election of the West Yorkshire Mayor to Labour’s vote in...

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News

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We’re very pleased to announce that Dante Junior Solano Silva has been awarded the first Politics of Global Challenges International Scholarship...

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CDE member Dr Charlie Dannreuther will present findings at an exclusive policy roundtable to MEPs and other key stakeholders as part of the MAX project - maximising migrants' contribution to society.

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Dr Victoria Honeyman, Associate Professor of British Politics, has written an article for UK in a Changing Europe on what the 2021 local elections mean for the UK Labour Party.

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CDE has been successful in bringing the PSA’s British Journal of Politics and International Relations (BJPIR) to POLIS from 1 August 2021....

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