Claudia Chwalisz

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Claudia Chwalisz is a political researcher who currently works as a policy analyst in the OECD’s Directorate for Public Governance.

A Crook Public Service fellow at the University of Sheffield’s Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics and a former senior researcher for Policy Network, Claudia is an expert on democratic innovations, deliberative democracy and populism.

She is well-known for her book, The Populist Signal: Why Politics and Democracy need to change (2015). In this book, she states that populism is a warning signal to parties and governments to revisit their approaches to governance and representation. New forms of political engagement should not feel like a threat to formal political systems, but rather as much-needed additions that will enrich democracy. Her most recent book, The People’s Verdict (2017), takes a more in-depth look at the democratic innovations giving people a meaningful voice in policymaking.

Claudia also contributes to Carnegie Europe’s Reshaping European Democracy project.

Information valid as of summer 2018.