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

Holding Up a Mirror on the Cost of Benefits Fraud

On Sunday, the Observer published statistics which suggested over 85 per cent of the calls to the Government’s benefits fraud hotline…

Posted by demos on March 1st, 2016

Analysing Elections through Social Media Data: Why we Should Care

Over the past 60 years, national elections have become a topic of keen interest for political scientists all over the world. This…

Posted by demos on February 22nd, 2016

A Look Back at the Future of Think Tanks

A few weeks ago, I attended a rather hastily convened roundtable at the European Council for Foreign Relations, to mark the…

Posted by demos on February 19th, 2016

An Open Conversation on Esol

In light of substantial cuts to Esol funding over the last five years, David Cameron’s commitment yesterday to providing an additional £20…

Posted by demos on January 19th, 2016

The Commission on Inequality in Education

This week saw the launch of the Commission on Inequality in Education, with a speech given by its Chair Nick…

Posted by Events on January 15th, 2016