REPRESENT is the Research Centre for the Study of Parties and Democracy. REPRESENT focuses on three key research themes: populism, participation and democracy support.
Throughout 2018, REPRESENT will host a seminar series (alternating between the two universities) and a high-profile conference, ‘Political Parties in the Age of Populism’ (to be held in Birmingham in April 2018).
In June 2018, REPRESENT co-hosted a conference that examined how democratic institutions can respond to populism. Together with our co-hosts, we have distilled a Proposed Global Agenda for the Renewal of Representation, based on the conference discussions.