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The CDE is very pleased to announce more success in the latest round of grants awarded: CDE member Dr Derek Edyvane has been awarded an AHRC Research, Development and Engagement Fellowship to lead a project on ‘Ordinary Citizenship’. This project helps to create a healthier democracy by exploring the idea and value of ‘ordinary citizenship’,…
The Centre for Democratic Engagement is very proud to announce that its member Dr Viktoria Spaiser has been awarded one of the very competitive UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships! Dr Spaiser will  research how we can accelerate social change (change in policies, institutions and behaviours) in response to the climate crisis – an absolutely top priority…
We’re very pleased to announce that CDE Associate Member Dr Shane Singh has had a new book published with Oxford University Press on compulsory voting. The book entitled Beyond Turnout – how compulsory voting shapes citizens and political parties, draws from Dr Singh’s very extensive research over the past few years on compulsory voting and…
Anti-racism campaigner Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE was our guest speaker for this year’s Alice Bacon Lecture. Due to current circumstances, the lecture was delivered online with excellent attendance and feedback. Baroness Lawrence gave a moving account of her own personal journey from her beginnings in Jamaica to the struggles she has faced throughout her life,…
We’re very pleased to announce that Dante Junior Solano Silva has been awarded the first Politics of Global Challenges International Scholarship for his PhD proposal on ‘Shaping subjectivities: the socio-psychological change in times of economic growth and competing development politics in Latin America (2001 – 2015)’. Dante’s PhD will be based in the Centre for Global…
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.
CDE has been successful in bringing the PSA’s British Journal of Politics and International Relations (BJPIR) to POLIS from 1 August 2021. We are excited by this opportunity to build on the tremendous work of the Edinburgh editorial team and extend BJPIR’s excellent reputation. CDE members Derek Edyvane, Richard Hayton, Jack Holland and Victoria Honeyman will be…
The Centre for Democratic Engagement hosted a truly global conference on the 26 March 2021, with three hubs across the globe: Australia, Europe, Brazil. This pioneering conference brought together over 200 officials, academics and representatives of third sector organisations from 41 countries to discuss public engagement and its impact on parliaments. This was a highly…