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Welcome

The future of democracy is inseparable from the capacities of media - at all scales from the local to the global. Both the sustainability and the expansion of democracy depend on what media institutions do and what spaces media make possible. The complexity of these processes requires interdisciplinary research across politics, sociology and media.

The Centre for the study of Global Media and Democracy was set up in September 2007 to address these connections. The Centre brings together researchers from Goldsmiths’ departments of Media and Communications, Sociology and Politics. It hosts public lectures and debates, research symposia, and seminar series: see Events. It plans to develop inter-disciplinary bids for research funding and welcomes research students from any discipline interested in the Centre’s themes.

The Centre builds on existing research initiatives at Goldsmiths: the Unit for Global Justice, the Spaces of the News project (funded by the Leverhulme Foundation), and the Research Unit in Governance and Democracy. Recent ESRC funded research by Centre members has investigated public connection and the construction of self through reality TV formats [PDF].

Topics explored since the Centre's inception in 2007 include:

  • Digital media and the renewal of local democracy
  • Democratic theory and the transnational public sphere
  • Global governance, the state and cultural politics
  • Global social movements, advocacy organisations and new media
  • National media and the construction of 'the citizen' and ‘the human’
  • Neoliberal discourse and the public realm
  • Media ethics

The centre is building links with similar initiatives internationally.

News

Missed recent events? 

'Build transnational solidarity to end rape - follow up event'

The Gender Institute in collaboration with the Freedom Without Fear Platform and South Asia Solidarity Group will host a panel discussion on Gender and the Hindu Right in India.

Date: Monday 3rd March 2014
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Speakers: Nishrin Jafri Hussain, Angana P. Chatterji and Meena Kandasamy
Chair: Kalpana Wilson

Read blogs from some of our recent events:

Get the arms trade controlled for human rights!

Get corporations to pay their taxes!

 
 
 
 
 
 




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