Events

We are very pleased to announce a new events series dedicated to Designing for Democratic Engagement. The most important and most urgent questions of today are also questions of democracy. When we think about adaptation to climate change or decolonising institutions there are reasons to think that current forms of liberal representative democracy linked to…
This lecture will launch our events series on Designing Democratic Engagement. Michael Saward will speak of his latest book, Democratic Design. Please register through the Eventbrite link. We often think about democracy in terms of different models – representative, deliberative, participative, and so on.  But democracy is not exhausted by advocating specific models or set…

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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…
Postgraduate Researcher Shivani Singhal presented this talk as part of the Research Seminar series hosted by the School of Politics and International Studies. Watch the video recording here.
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…
Dr Charlie Dannreuther, lecturer in European Political Economy, presented this seminar as part of the School of Politics and International Studies research seminar series. Watch the video recording here.
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…