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Centre on the Politics of Representation in Crisis (CPRC)

Part of Department of Government

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Our work links representation and crisis across the developed and developing world

Knowledge of politics in the developing world produces crucial insights for political representation in the West, especially for questions of representation during crises. The Centre on the Politics of Representation in Crisis (CPRC) is dedicated to exploring and understanding these insights.
Our key aims
  • To investigate the role of political representation in the development of effective political institutions before, during and after crises, and understand how crises might upend these institutions
  • To understand political representation in times of crisis, especially for minorities, refugees and women
  • To determine how political representation can transform institutions and enhance capacity building them both at the national and the local levels

Highlights of our research

Events

Our members regularly host workshops and attend research seminars to discuss and promote their work. Some of their most notable appearances include:

  • Resilient Communities: Non-Violence and Civilian Agency in Communal War an event to showcase the book launch by Dr Jana Krause at the University of Essex on 22 March 2019
  • Grant Application Workshops: A collaboration between PhD students and members of CPRC, March and June 2018
     
    CPRC hosted two postgraduate student grant writing workshops in which a member of staff was paired with a student to prepare a grant application. The students were responsible for the preparation and application of the grant and for presenting the proposal within the workshops.

    As a result of these workshops, Dr Alexandra Hennessy was awarded a research grant from the British Academy for her work in collaboration with the PhD student Ioannis Choulis. The publication Aid Targeting in Post Conflict Nepal by Dr Martin Steinwand and Marco Binetti, was based on a presentation made in the workshop.
  • The Electoral System, the Party System, and Electoral Accountability: A Presentation and PhD Seminar; Christopher Kam, Anthony Bertelli and Alexander Held presented research and spoke to graduate students on the topic of publishing strategies in political science, February 2018
  • Parliamentary Reporting Workshop with Tim Fenton: The workshop included members of CPRC and Tim Fenton from the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, alongside many other journalism, political and media development professionals, July 2017

Publications

Our members regularly publish and contribute to work in leading journals. Examples of our most recent works include:

Research grants

Our members work hard to attract a range of research grants and funding for their cutting edge research. Some of their most notable awards include:

  • Dr Alexandra Hennessy was awarded a research grant from the British Academy for 2019 Patronage politics in Greece's public sector: Did policy conditionality increase performance-based hiring and promotions

Contact us
Contact us
Centre on the Politics of Representation in Crisis University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ
Department of Government University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 872759