Research centre

Centre for Democratic Futures

Polling station

We carry out interdisciplinary research on the conditions of achieving democratic futures, ranging from conceptual debates to challenges of institutional innovation and public policy. We provide a forum to share ideas and information, supporting each other's research into a future-proof democracy.

The Centre for Democratic Futures (CDF) is a multi-disciplinary team of academics who have developed a global reputation in the fields of democratic theory, governance and innovation, citizenship, political analysis, public policy and the history of democracy. The centre's goal is to identify threats to democracy and investigate strategies that ensure the resilience of democracy. We encourage research informed by a wide range of theoretical and methodological positions. Our current projects include investigating democracy in the information age, and the challenge of increasing higher participation in democratic decision-making.

My research on democratic innovations tries to figure out how people can have control over the decisions that affect their lives.
Associate Professor