The Global Research Network on Parliaments and People is a three-year, international, inter-disciplinary project aimed at deepening democracy through inquiry, scrutiny and debate. We link artists, activists and academics, and enable them to discuss and imagine what democratic politics might look like in a more engaged and inclusive political world.
We create opportunities for scholars in extremely politically fragile states, especially Ethiopia and Myanmar, to undertake research on democracy, public engagement, and the political participation of marginalised groups in society. We also aim at developing a truly global research network, which gives equal credence and space to the voices, experiences, expertise and perspectives of all scholars interested in the relationships between parliaments, politicians and people.
As the project develops, so will the website. You will be able to find information about our P4P grants; follow the P4P grantees and projects we are supporting; access helpful resources and tool-kits on applying arts and humanities research methodologies to the study of politics; read articles by our network members to keep you engaged with changing relationships between parliaments, politicians and people around the world, and keep up to date with network news and events.
About Our Network
Find out about the scholars, policy-makers and organisations involved in our work
About Our P4P Grants
Learn about and apply for a P4P Grant to research representation, exclusion and democracy in Ethiopia or Myanmar
P4P Grant Recipients and Projects
Follow the people and projects we are supporting with P4P grants
Access resources on how arts and humanities methodologies can contribute to the study of politics
Writings & Reflections
Keep up-to-date with the network’s events and activities
Professor Emma Crewe, Director of GRNPP, introduces the vision and aims of the Deepening Democracy project: