Centre on Social and Political Risk


The Centre for Social and Political Risk (CSPR) is a citizen-focused, international research centre, which seeks to identify, diagnose and propose solutions to threats to governance in liberal Western democracies.

Its fundamental purpose is to underscore the potential harm that various forms of social, cultural and political insecurity, conflict and disengagement can pose to the long-term sustainability of democracies – including the resilience of their institutions, public policy outcomes, citizens’ health and wellbeing, and economic growth and prosperity. Moreover, to underscore how social and political instability can make nations vulnerable to internal and external actors seeking to deepen cleavages, undermine consensus and ultimately, to weaken democratic functioning.

Studying Abroad to Serve China: Research on the Systematic Threats of CSSAs in the UK

Natural Gas and the Energy Trilemma: Energy Security, Energy Affordability, and Energy Sustainability in the United Kingdom?

HJS Launches Its Young Thought Leaders Programme With a New Report: ‘Poison: The Common Method of Political Transnational Repression’

Winter is Coming: How the UK Should Respond to Russia’s Weaponisation of Energy Sources This Winter

Winning the Peace: Why Britain and the West Must Act Now to Help Rebuild Ukraine

Research Collaboration with High-Risk Countries: What does the UK Public Think?

Anti-Hindu Hate in Schools

Why Still Pro-Russia? Making Sense of Hungary’s and Serbia’s Pro-Russia Stance

Antisemitism in Schools

All Change: The Impact of Government Policy on Migration Composition & Social Cohesion

Backing our Police: How Parliament Can Give Police Forces the Tools to Combat Disruptive Protesters

Behind Global Britain: Public Opinion on the UK’s Role in the World

The Personal Touch: How Britain’s Values-Based Diplomacy can Champion Dissidents around the World

Black Lives Matter UK: An Anthology

Out of the shadows: conspiracy thinking on immigration

A Lost Tribe: Britain’s Young Eurosceptics

British Muslim anti-Semitism

National Resilience Index 2020: An Assessment of the D-10

BLM: A Voice for Black Britons?

Leaving Lockdown: The Impact of COVID-19 on Civil Liberties and National Security in the UK & US


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