Inside the department
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 by Nick Couldry with Natalie Fenton and Kate Nash in 2007 to address these connections. The Centre hosts public lectures and debates, research symposia, and seminar series, develops inter-disciplinary bids for research funding, provides a base for selected post-doctoral researchers and welcomes international visitors interested in the Centre’s themes.