Can the UK's core democratic institutions manage the current crisis?

10 Dec 2018, London

Join LSE Press, the Democratic Audit and the PSA for a panel discussion to launch the new book, "The UK's Changing Democracy: the 2018 Democratic Audit".


Last month, LSE Press published its first book, The UK’s Changing Democracy: the 2018 Democratic Audit, a fully open access, in-depth assessment of all aspects of the UK’s democracy. At a time when the UK’s core institutions are struggling to implement the 2016 Brexit vote, the panel discusses the book’s core findings – that the institutions at the centre of the UK’s political system are facing unprecedented democratic decline – and what the prospects for democratic reform are. The event is held in collaboration with the Political Studies Association. 

Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. A drinks reception will follow.



Clare Coatman is the Vice Chair of trustees for Democratic Audit and a democracy campaigner.



Professor Patrick Dunleavy (@pjdunleavy) is the lead editor of The UK’s Changing Democracy: The 2018 Democratic Audit. He is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the LSE and co-Director of Democratic Audit there. He is also Centenary Professor in the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA), University of Canberra 

Dr Joelle Grogan (@joellegrogan) is the author of the chapter on Brexit in The UK’s Changing Democracy. She is a Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University, and the creator of @StickyTrickyLaw.

Dr Jessica Garland is director of Policy and Research at the Electoral Reform Society.

Phil Sooben has been Chief Executive Officer of the Political Studies Association, the UK’s learned society for academics working in political science, since June 2017.

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