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School of Government & International Affairs

Past Events

'Deeper, Broader, Smarter? The Democratic Potential (and Pitfalls) of Non-Electoral Representative Claims: The Case of 'Faith Representatives''

19th May 2010, 17:15 to 19:00, The Al-Qasimi Building, Elvet Hill Road, Room 102

A lecture by Professor Vivien Lowndes, De Montfort University, Leicester.  This lecture is part of the seminar series in Faith and Globalisation.

Vivien Lowndes is the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) at De Montfort University.  She previously worked at the Insititute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham, and in the Department of Government, University of Essex.  She has also held research and policy posts in local government and the voluntary sector.

Professor Lowndes has conducted major research projects on citizen participation, partnership governance, local political leadership and central/local relations for bodies including DCLG, Home Office, ESRC, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Audit Commission and Council of Europe.  She has undertaken recent work on faith engagement in public policy and local governance, and is the co-editor of a new book Faith in the Public Realm (Policy Press, forthcoming).

Professor Lowndes acted as Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Public Administration Committee for its inquiry into innovations in participation, and as an advisor to the Lyons Inquiry on Local Government.  She has also served on the management group of the Insititute of Community Cohesion, of which De Montfort University is a founding partner.

Contact j.a.burity@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.