Democracy’s Twilight Hour

Nowhere has the anti-establishment rhetoric of the populist forces sweeping across Europe and the United States been more succinctly distilled, or with…

Posted by demos on September 19th, 2016

Passing the buck? Why censorship isn’t sufficient to tackle extremism

This morning, the House of Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee released a report, entitled “Radicalisation: the counter-narrative and identifying the tipping…

Posted by Events on August 26th, 2016

Measuring Islamophobia on Twitter

Yesterday we released new research measuring the scale and scope of Islamophobia (keep reading… we’ll return to that) on Twitter. It…

Posted by Events on August 19th, 2016

Honest Speaking in the Post-Truth Politics Age

We live in complicated, global times, and times of complicated, global policy-making. The interconnectedness of our societies and economies has driven tremendous…

Posted by Events on August 9th, 2016

The Brexit divide on Twitter

Ever since a somewhat dazed David Dimbleby announced the result of the European Referendum to a surprised nation, we have been aware…

Posted by Events on August 3rd, 2016

Brexit and the Youth Myth

In my post last week on youth turnout at the EU referendum, I explained that because turnout figures are usually reported…

Posted by demos on July 20th, 2016

Brexit and the Power of Perception

As the post-Brexit days turn to weeks, and amidst the political upheaval, wonkish attention has turned to attempting to understand exactly who,…

Posted by demos on July 15th, 2016

Why the Youth Vote Couldn’t Win it for Remain

Social media was quick to interpret the result of last month’s Referendum into a ‘war of generations’. Older voters, who had overwhelmingly…

Posted by demos on July 12th, 2016

Language of art not science will reunify a divided Britain

While the social, political, economic and geopolitical consequences of a vote to leave the EU continue to spin their way out, the…

Posted by Events on June 30th, 2016

A Nation Divided

Imagine, for a moment, the scene had the markets – and even the 10pm polls – been correct, and the United Kingdom…

Posted by Events on June 24th, 2016

Europe on the Brink?

On 15 June, in what felt at times like the dying days of empire, Demos brought together 20 leading experts on European…

Posted by demos on June 22nd, 2016

In defence of politics

It is still too early to draw any significant conclusions from the terrible, sickening murder of Jo Cox MP on Thursday of…

Posted by Events on June 20th, 2016

Brexiteers shout the loudest on Twitter

Over the past month, CASM have worked with ITV’s Peston on Sunday program to take a look at how UK politics is…

Posted by Events on June 10th, 2016

Person-centred care should be at the heart of every element of our care system

In 2011, Demos warned that personal budgets are a vehicle for personalisation – one of many – and not an end…

Posted by Events on June 8th, 2016

The Scale of Online Misogyny

In 2015, Yvette Cooper announced the Reclaim the Internet campaign. This was in response to the abuse, often misogynistic in tone, faced…

Posted by Events on May 26th, 2016

Even with the face-lift of the Queen’s speech, the Extremism Bill is misguided and counter-productive

This years’ Queen’s Speech included the announcement of a Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill. Last years’ Speech contained the announcement of an Extremism…

Posted by Events on May 20th, 2016

There’s no Silver Bullet to Prevent Radicalisation

The question of how best to stem the flow of young British Muslims travelling to join Islamic State is often met with…

Posted by demos on May 16th, 2016

Tweeting Brexit

A user-friendly, zoomable version of the Brexit Twittersphere map below can be accessed here, and a full-size, high-res version (~100mb) can be…

Posted by Events on May 11th, 2016

Where to Next for Welfare?

Within a few minutes of Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation as Work and Pensions Secretary, the presiding general consensus seemed to be that…

Posted by demos on March 21st, 2016

The Social Media Spotlight

In 1991, Rodney King, a young black man, was brutally beaten by LA police following a high speed car chase, and the…

Posted by demos on March 18th, 2016