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,…
This event 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. Our annual workshop will be based around three hubs: one in Australia, one in Europe and another in Brazil. The day will be filled with talks…
CDE Associate Member Andy Mycock will speak to us about his latest project, on votes at 16. The UK is now a polity with asymmetrical minimum ages of franchise. The Scottish and Welsh governments permit 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in elections to their devolved parliaments and local councils. Devolved governments in England and…

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The School of Media and Communication and the Centre for Democratic Engagement/POLIS invite you to a research seminar presented by Dr Kate Dommett, on the topic of digital campaigning. Below is a summary provided by Dr Dommett on the themes that her presentation will address: Digital Campaigning has become an increasingly prominent part of election…
The Brexit vote has made many people in the UK think more than ever about who they are, how they feel about the communities they live in, their relationship with the public bodies managing their everyday lives, and their rights and responsibilities as UK and European citizens. In this session – organised in partnership with…
Programme 9.00-9.30 – Registration and Welcome 9.30-10.30 – Panel 1: The Challenges of Integrating Direct, Participatory and Representative Modes of democracy POLIS lead: Cristina Leston-Bandeira With: Andy Mycock (Huddersfield University), Alan Renwick (Constitution Unit – UCL), Olivier Rozenberg (Sciences Po, Paris), Heather Blakey (Union organiser). 10.30-11.30 – Panel 2: Information and Political Knowledge in a…