Representative Democracy in the digital age: fact or fiction?


The Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, will address some of the challenges faced by modern parliaments and representatives across the Commonwealth, in the era of the digital revolution and 'disruptive' technology. Has digital increased expectations and demands of the citizen to such a degree that it is time for a new model of representative democracy or is the impact over-hyped?

Acquiring Political Information: Effects of Threat and Emotion on Learning

Information about politics has been shown to be important for a number of aspects of civic competence and participation. It is therefore critical to understand how people acquire political information. People are sometimes exposed to new information in highly charged environments: War, terrorism, natural disasters, crime, financial crises. Situations like this are likely to generate anxiety which can have significant effects on people’s ability to learn.

The Electoral Tango: The Evolution of Electoral Integrity in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes

Seminar 16

Date:             5 August, 2014

Time:            4 - 5.15pm

Venue:        Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre

Democratic Risk, the Great Depression, and the Euro Crisis

Seminar 14

Date:             22 July, 2014

Time:            4 - 5.15pm

Venue:        Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre

Game On: A Defence of former Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Seminar 11

Date:             13th May, 2014

Time:            4 - 5.15pm

Venue:        Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre

Modernity and its Knowledges

Seminar 10

Date:             6th May, 2014

Time:            4 - 5.15pm

Venue:        Building 24, Copland, Room 1171, LJ Hume Centre

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