The Crick Centre’s research agenda is broad and multifaceted, encompassing a range of problems with democracy. Matthew Flinders’ recent lecture at the British Library, ‘The Problem With Democracy’, sets out many of the intellectual challenges we tackle in the Centre.
The Crick Centre’s specific research projects range across five strands:
These strands show our broad and diverse research interests but they all come together through Bernard Crick’s concept of political literacy.
This concept was defined by Sir Bernard Crick as ‘a compound of knowledge, skills and attitudes’. It encompasses all three wings of the Crick Centre’s activities, including training (skills), public engagement (attitudes) and research (knowledge).
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Research that examines the challenges facing politics.
Discover our specific project work and how they revolve around the five core research themes.
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