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The Centre for the Study of Democracy, based in the Department of Politics and International Relations, has an international reputation for research excellence, with research themes in contentious politics and democracy, security and violence in global politics, gender and sexuality, as well as resilience and sustainability.

Our next research seminar will be on 22 November – with Ayse Zarakol (University of Cambridge) on ‘The Turkish Winter'.

This talk will cover the developments in Turkey leading up to the 15 July 2016 putsch and its authoritarian aftermath. Erdogan’s new regime will also be contextualised against similar trends elsewhere, with an eye on broader implications for the future of democracy globally.
Research seminars take place on Tuesdays 4-5.30pm at Westminster Forum, Level 5, 32-38 Wells Street, University of Westminster, W1T 3UW. Seminars are followed by drinks with the speaker.

All are welcome and there is no need to register.