This theme celebrates the origins of Policy@Manchester with strong links to influential research groups within these fields. It also sees academics from across the University contributing their research and expertise to relevant and current political debates, including regulatory issues.
Comparative public policy and institutions (CCPI)
The CCPI cluster examines key themes in public policy, political processes and institutions in contemporary democracies.
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Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT)
MANCEPT provides an active forum for education, and research in political theory and philosophy, building on a long tradition of international excellence in political theory.
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Democracy and elections
Bringing together political scientists and sociologists who study democracy, citizen participation and elections both within the UK and worldwide, including the British Election Study.
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The Manchester Centre for Regulation and Governance (ManReg)
ManReg brings together lawyers, criminologists, socio-legal scholars and others to work together on common regulatory problems across a wide range of sectors, including environmental regulation, corporate governance, media regulation, policing, intellectual property and biotechnology.
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Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST)
CMIST provides a focal point at The University of Manchester for the application of quantitative methods in interdisciplinary social science research in order to generate a world class research environment.
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