Report of the Citizens' Assembly on Democracy in the UK, 28 April 2022
In this seminar, the key conclusions were presented and discussed with leading experts and some of the Assembly’s members.
- Panel: Professor Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit and Project Lead; Kaela Scott, Director of Innovation and Practice at Involve and Design and Facilitation Lead for the Citizens’ Assembly on Democracy in the UK; Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law, University of Cambridge; Frances Foley, Deputy Director of Compass; Members from the Citizens’ Assembly
Chair: Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit
What Kind of Democracy Do People Want?, 10 February 2022
The Unit held a seminar to discuss the newly published findings our major survey of attitudes to democracy in the UK, originally fielded in July 2021.
- Panel: Professor Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit; Paula Surridge, Deputy Director of UK in a Changing Europe; James Johnson, founder of J.L. Partners
- Chair: Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit
Attitudes to Democracy in the UK Today, 25 February 2021
To mark the formal beginning of the Democrcay in the UK after Brexit project, the Unit hosted a launch seminar, exploring what we do and do not already know about attitudes to democracy in the UK, on 25 February 2021.
- Panel: Professor Jane Green, University of Oxford; Deborah Mattinson, Co-founder of Britain Thinks; Professor Claudia Landwehr, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
- Chair: Dr Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit
Mentions in the media and elsewhere
- Alan Renwick speaking at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung webinar: Power from the People? Citizens' Assemblies in the UK and Ireland. 25 April 2022
- Op-ed by Alan Renwick in Prospect on 11 April 2022: Voters care about integrity in politics even more than you think.
- Op-ed by Alan Renwick in The Conversation on 7 April 2022: British voters want lying politicians to face consequences - new study.
- Alan Renwick on Times Radio on 7 April 2022 (from 17.40) discusses the findings of the report on the Citizens' Assembly on Democracy in the UK.
- Blog post by Mark Pack on 4 February 2022: Public's views of judges depends on how the question is worded
- Article in Politics.co.uk on 1 February 2022: Standards in Public Life: Where did it all go wrong?
- Blog post from the University of Sussex Centre for Study of Corruption on 31 January 2022: What do people really want? Honest, law-abiding, transparent politicians.
- Blog post from Cambridge University's Constitutional Law Matters on January 28 2022: What Kind of Democracy Do People Want? New UK-focused report reveals key findings.
- Letter in Prospect by Meg Russell on 27 January 2021: How low can you go?
- Op ed by Alan Renwick in The Conversation on 26 January 2022: Voters value honesty in their politicians above all else - new study.
- Article in Politics.co.uk on 25 January 2022: UK voters most value 'honesty' in political leaders, suggests UCL study.
- 11 February 2022: Sir John Major cited the 'What Kind of Democracy Do People Want?' report during an event at the Institute for Government.
- Meg Russell joined the Brexit and Beyond podcast in January 2022 to discuss trust in politicians, public views on democracy, and general challenges around political leadership. Available here.
- Alan Renwick and Meg Russell joined a discussion on ideas of democracy for an episode of the 'UCL Uncovering Politics' podcast in March 2021. Available here.
On the Unit's Blog
- Launching the Report of the Citizens' Assembly on Democracy in the UK, James Cleaver, 7 April 2022
- Our elected representatives can do better: a message from the Citizens' Assembly on Democracy in the UK, 17 January 2022
- Implementing the Citizens' Assembly on Democracy in the UK, James Cleaver, 22 October 2021
- Launching the Citizens' Assembly on Democracy in the UK, Alan Renwick, 17 September 2021
- Democracy in the UK after Brexit, James Cleaver, 19 March 2021