Welcome to Global Research Network on Parliaments and People

We are interested in opening up the study of political representation, engagement and participation to collaborations across disciplinary boundaries – including the arts, social sciences and humanities, and creative and cultural industries. Our aim is to generate, support, and share insights into the relationships between parliaments, politicians and people in ways that deepen democratic dialogue and foster more inclusive forms of democracy.

We have three major initiatives – engagement with civil society, ethnographies of parliaments and supporting partner’s research. Our current exhibition and film festival Living Democracy runs until 16th March in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London