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Centre for British Politics and Government Summer Conference - 13 June 2019

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The Centre for British Politics and Government, based within the Department of Political Economy at King's College London, will be hosting a half-day internal conference on Thursday 13th June 2019.

Taking place in Bush House (NE)1.03 from 9.30 to 14.00, the Conference will feature papers showcasing the latest research on matters related to British politics from academics within the department.

Public policy practitioners and other related stakeholders will then provide a response to the papers, offering discussion on the research presented from their perspectives.

The following academics will be presenting:

  • Christel Koop, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, will be analysing developments in the regulatory state in her paper titled 'From the ‘responsible’ to the ‘responsive’ British regulatory state?' - Discussant: Vicky Pryce (Chief Economic Adviser, CEBR)
  • Elizabeth Morrow, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, and Sofia Collignon, Lecturer in Political Communication at Royal Holloway, will be discussing their research on 'Intimidation and Harassment of Members of Parliament: A Comparative Study' - Discussant: Catherine Anderson (CEO, Jo Cox Foundation)
  • Peter John, Professor of Public Policy, will be discussing his research on 'Why has British politics become so turbulent?' - Discussant: Tamara Cohen (Political Correspondent, Sky News)
  • Rod Dacombe, Lecturer in Politics, will be considering citizen participation in democratic decision-making in the wake of Brexit - Discussant: The Rt. Hon. the Lord Blunkett

A full programme, along with confirmation of discussants will be available in due course.


The Centre for British Politics and Government fulfils a need for a new interdisciplinary approach to British politics and government. It promotes a distinctive perspective on British politics and government, engaging with academia within the UK and internationally, the policy environment, and the wider world.

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