Making Politics Matter: Where are the People?

Og32 (Old Sessions House Building), Canterbury Campus, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
Social and Applied Sciences
Thursday 1 March 2018 (18:00-19:30)
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Where are the People? Democracy's crisis and the Rise of the Lobbyists

Phil Parvin is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University. He holds a BA from the University of Kent, an MA from the University of York, and a PhD from the London School of Economics. Dr Parvin was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University, a Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to his academic posts, he was also a Director at the Hansard Society, and a Research Associate for the think tank Catalyst. He is currently Director of the Loughborough's Centre for Study of International Governance, and Chair of the Loughborough Ethics in Public Life Research Group.

Dr Parvin’s specialises in political theory, democratic theory, British politics, and public policy. He is currently writing a book, entitled A Defence of Lobbying: Power, Influence, and Democracy in the 21st Century, in which he defends the practise of political lobbying against those who argue that it is undemocratic. ‌‌‌

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