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Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy

The future of democracy is inseparable from the capacities of media.

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Our interdisciplinary research across politics, sociology and media looks at the future of democracy and how this relates to the capabilities of media.

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 CommunicationsSociology, and Politics and International Relations. It hosts public lectures and debates, research symposia, and seminar series and plans to develop inter-disciplinary bids for research funding and welcomes research students from any discipline interested in the Centre’s themes. 

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