Events

Dr Louise Thompson (University of Manchester) will present the core findings of her recent book on small parties in Westminster. For a brief moment in 2019 Britain’s politics looked like it might be transformed. Just when it seemed that the divisions within and across British political parties over Brexit could not get any more intense,…

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This workshop will focus on the work of one of our PhD students. The CDE postgraduate workshops are informal gatherings where we discuss issues chosen by our PhD students. This is an opportunity for PhDs to receive feedback and advice on specific issues, methods, concepts they may be working on. The workshops sometimes also focus…
This seminar is part of the seminar series of IPEN, a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on public engagement, with a particular focus on parliamentary institutions. Nicole Nisbett, a PhD student in CDE, will present the application she has developed to help parliaments analyse large volumes of public evidence, The Gist.
Dr Rosalynd Southern from Liverpool University will present the findings from her recent article about the use of memes at the 2017 general election. After every major political announcement or event, there is likely to be a plethora of jokey online reaction and the sharing of memes on the subject. Even the most mundane political…
Dr Svenja Krauss from the University of Essex will present the findings of her research project, co-authored with Sarah Wagner (University of Essex). During the last couple of years, voters across Europe have become increasingly polarized on both ends of the political spectrum. While radical right parties were able to mobilize voters on their salient…
This seminar is part of the seminar series of IPEN, a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on public engagement, with a particular focus on parliamentary institutions. Officials from the Scottish Parliament will lead this interactive seminar, to make us reflect on the impact of structures within parliaments in the effectiveness of public…
Dr Richard Axelby (SOAS – University of London) will present this paper on his research about canvassing as a form of political communication. Abstract: Canvassing – also known as door-knocking – is the most immediate, direct and unmediated form of political communication. In the run-up to the 2019 UK General Election, I joined representatives of…
This workshop will act as introduction to and between CDE’s postgraduates’ research. The CDE postgraduate workshops are informal gatherings where we discuss issues chosen by our PhD students. This is an opportunity for PhDs to receive feedback and advice on specific issues, methods, concepts they may be working on. The workshops sometimes also focus on…
After a successful 1st edition in Hamburg, Germany, the international MISDOOM symposium on misinformation in online media returns for a 2nd edition. CDE member Dr Viktoria Spaiser is one of the co-organisers of this year’s MISDOOM, acting as Programme Chair of this large conference. The conference focuses on the analysis of disinformation in open online…
This seminar takes place within IPEN (International Parliament Engagement Network. Dr Alex Prior will present his research on the use of storytelling as a form of public engagement, to then analyse instances in which this has been used in the UK Parliament.
Dr Jonathan Dean, co-director of the Centre for Democratic Engagement, will deliver a talk on anti-populism in contemporary British politics as part of the research seminar series hosted by the School of Politics & International Studies’ (POLIS).