What's happening...? Democratic renewal

Thu 23 Jan 2020, 18:30 - 21:00

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

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Join us as we discuss how we can go about renewing our democracy: do we need more or less direct involvement from voters? Are there any short-term fixes for what seems to be a long-term problem? Are our current crop of politicians equal to the task of restoring trust in them and the system they work in?

This event will feature experts from the British Academy's Frontiers of Democracy programme, PSA Specialist Groups and practitioners.

Dr Rod Dacombe
, King's College London and PSA Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group
Dr Gergana Dimova, University of Winchester and PSA Anti-Politics Specialist Group
Professor Matthew Flinders, Professor of Politics and Founding Director, Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics, University of Sheffield
Dr Manjeet Ramgotra, SOAS University of London and PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group
Anthony Wells, Director of Political and Social Research, YouGov

Introductory remarks will be given by Professor Conor Gearty FBA, Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics 

Emma Vardy
, Ireland Correspondent, BBC News

18:00 doors open
18:30 - 19:30 panel discussion
19:30 - 20:00 audience Q&A
20:00 - 21:00 networking reception with drinks and canapés

Organised in partnership with the Political Studies Association


Free, booking required

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