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Mission and Purpose
The Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster (CSD) is committed to the production of research that has social and political impact beyond academia. It provides resources, support and training to its colleagues to ensure that such impact is maximised. CSD engages directly with practitioners and policy makers in government and civil society settings, working with the media and exploiting other collaborations and initiatives to make research relevant to policy and practice.
Origins and Development
Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding
Specializations, Methods and Tools
The CSD undertakes research across a range of critical social and political challenges, promoting an interdisciplinary environment. Through its publications, events, and collaborations with academics, practitioners and activists the CSD encourages collaboration between scholars in the fields of politics, international relations, sociology, and criminology.  Research undertaken at the Centre falls under the following themes:
- Critical international theory
- Contemporary democratic theory and governance
- Gender and sexuality
- Governance, complexity and resilience
- Post-colonial politics, development and emerging powers
- Security, violence and justice
- Social and cultural lives
Major Projects and Events
Analysis and Lessons Learned
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 "Citizens' Assembly on Brexit," accessed May 9, 2019, https://www.westminster.ac.uk/research/groups-and-centres/centre-for-the-study-of-democracy/projects/citizens-assembly-on-brexit .
Lead image: A Better Referendum, http://bit.ly/2DZq3lM