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  Our most recent blog post (reposted from the House of Commons Library) has been provided by Elise Uberoi, Senior Research Analyst at the House of Commons Library. It offers an extremely useful breakdown of ‘political engagement’, considering factors such as trust in politicians, electoral activity and confidence in participation....

In this latest blog post, Centre for Democratic Engagement founder member Jonathan Dean offers some reflections on the current popularity of the category “populism” in journalistic and academic commentary. A longer version of the same argument can be found in the article ‘Corbyn’s Labour and the Populism Question’ by Jonathan...

Our latest blog post has been provided by Nicole Nisbett, a recent addition to the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Leeds. Nicole’s PhD study, supervised by Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Viktoria Spaiser, focuses on the UK Parliament’s online engagement activities, their effectiveness, and how Parliament...

We are delighted to be welcoming the Rt Hon. John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, for a guest lecture on Friday 3 November at Leeds University. The lecture, entitled The Role of Parliament, will discuss the importance of the legislature in today’s society. The Speaker is an...