CSD is highly motivated to ensure that its research has social and political impact beyond academia. Resources, support and training is provided to colleagues to ensure that such impact is maximised. CSD has a long tradition of engaging directly with practitioners and policy makers in government and civil society settings, working with the media (both novel and traditional) and exploiting other opportunities to make research relevant to policy and practice.

Examples of recent impact activity include:

Chantal Mouffe, Agonism and Politics: Theory Meets Practice

Dibyesh Anand, Speaking Out on Tibetan Politics and International Relations

Abdelwahab El-Affendi, Islam, Democracy and Political Change

Postgraduate students in the classroom

Research study

Opportunities for doctoral study.

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Staff at the Centre for the Study of Democracy.