Jamie is the Head of the Violence and Extremism Programme and the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media. His primary research interests are: terrorism, extremism and social media analysis, including the use of social media by political movements and law enforcement agencies.
Jamie is the head of the Violence and Extremism Programme, and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media.
Jamie's primary research interests are:
Jamie’s work focuses on the ways in which social media and modern communications and technology are changing political and social movements, with a special emphasis on terrorism and radical political movements.
The Centre for the Analysis of Social Media is a collaboration between Demos and the University of Sussex. The Centre combines automated data extraction and sentiment analysis with social science statistics, analysis and ethics, to produce insightful and robust policy research. Jamie is currently working on projects relating to research ethics for social media research, the future of surveillance legislation, and developing social media polling techniques.
Jamie has recently completed a major comparative research project of the online support for right wing populist parties in 12 European countries, based on a new data set of 13,000 Facebook fans of these groups. Forthcoming papers based on the German Pirate Party and the Italian Movimento 5 Stelle will be released later this year.
In 2012 he authored a paper with Sir David Omand called #Intelligence about how police and intelligence agencies should collect and use social media intelligence (‘SOCMINT’).
He is also working on projects relating conspiracy theories, the role of faith in Britain today, and critical thinking skills on the Internet. He advises a number of international government agencies and related groups in relation to terrorism and extremism, and is a frequent commentator in national and international media outlets.
Prior to working for Demos, Jamie was a research associate at the international humanitarian agency Islamic Relief and conducted field research in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Jamie holds Masters Degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford. Jamie is an expert in research methods, and speaks fluent French and good classical Arabic.
Public service reform is one of the major preoccupations of the three main parties in the run up to the next general election. In fact they all seem to be heading in a similar direction: greater citizen involvement in design and delivery; more local decision making, better freedom for front line-staff, combined with greater efficiency.
A Constitution for Social Care sets out a fair settlement between social care users and society.
This pamphlet warns against 'salami slicing' style budget cuts, and recommends that amidst a recession, local government and public service providers can save money and deliver better services by focusing on prevention, personalisation, and collaboration.
As part of Demos' Progressive Coservatism project, Leading from the Front argues that public sector reform must empower frontline staff to create empowered citizens and improved public service provision.
This pamphlet looks at how personal budgets will impact the social and health care market, what prospective budget holders know and think about personal budgets, how they would spend it and what difficulties they envisage.
This report compares violent and non-violent radicals looking at their behaviour, the appeal of the al-Qaeda narrative and the role of governments and communities in responding.
This report makes recommendations for the forthcoming review of the Government's 'Preventing Violent Extremism' programme.
The Power of Unreason, the first in a series of reports by Demos on emerging themes in extremism and terrorism, examines the role played by conspiracy theories in extremist groups.
This pamphlet is a summary of two years of research examining the difference between violent and non-violent radicals in Europe and Canada.
This pamphlet is a toolkit comprised of a collection of ideas to increase youth participation in Britain’s mosques and Muslim communities.
This pamphlet investigates the causes of, and possible responses to, binge-drinking among young adults aged 18-25 in the UK.
This report investigates the connection between parenting style and harmful drinking behaviour
This report examines the ability of young people in Britain to critically evaluate information they consume online.
Innovative research delves to the heart of the English Defence League.
This report analyses the responses of 10,000 online supporters of European populist political parties and movements, looking at the reasons why people are motivated to join.
The first in a series of reports looking at populist movements in Europe, this study examines the views and motivations of online supporters of the Jobbik movement.
This report is an evaluation of the Mosaic mentoring programme.
The second in our series looking at populist movements in Europe, this report investigates the Sweden Democrats party and their supporters.
This pamphlet outlines a legal, principled grounding for the use of social media for intelligence purposes.
This report is the third in our series of reports into the rise of populist parties and movements in Western Europe, this time looking at the Danish People's Party.
This report is the fourth in the Populism in Europe series, this time looking at the Netherlands, Geert Wilders and the Partij voor de Vrijheid.
This report finds high levels of consumer anxiety over data-sharing and argues that they should be given meaningful choice and control over the information they share.
This pamphlet is the fifth in our series of reports on European populism, this time looking at Italy's Lega Nord.
This pamphlet is the sixth in our series of reports on European populism, this time looking at CasaPound, an Italian neo-fascist political and cultural movement.
This evaluation looks at the impact of the Mosaic International Leadership Programme.
This report presents the results of a survey of 1,865 Facebook fans of Beppe Grillo and the Movimento 5 Stelle, including data on who they are, what they think, and what motivates them to shift from virtual to real-world activism.
This report is an in-depth analysis of the police's use of social media to monitor intelligence, engage with the community, and tackle crime.
This paper uses data analysis of the main political parties' social media supporters, and examines the implications of this new political membership.
This paper compiles almost 20,000 tweets including the tag @MetPoliceUK around the Woolwich attack, and argues that social media creates complex challenges for policing.
This report analyses the views of over 4,000 Facebook fans of eight new opposition movements in Hungary.
This paper is a review of how SOCMINT - social media intelligence - can be drawn from open social media sources.
This project looks at the relationship between violent and non-violent radicalisation by mapping the flow of ideas, people and money through violent and non-violent radical groups.More
Counter terrorism policy is increasingly about preventing violent extremism before it arises but we are still a long way from understanding what that appeal is. This think-piece explores some explanations which are often overlooked.More
The Participative Public Services project will explore how to make participative, person-centred approaches to social care the norm over the next three to five years.More
The government is committed to rolling out personal budgets across all of social care in the next three years. The scale of the transformation is enormous will turn care provision on its head. Demos is carrying out research to find out how this can work and how it will succeed.More
This research is takes a fresh look at government efficiency through types of reform that transform public services: personalisation, prevention, and collaboration.More
Demos has partnered with two leading charities, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Leonard Cheshire Disability, to create A Constitution for Social Care. As the government plans an overhaul of social care in 2009, we wished to investigate a series of outstanding issues and fundamental flaws in the current system.More
This project looks at ideas for raising aspirations amongst young Muslims in the UK.More
Demos is looking at how communities can bring neighbourhood watch into the twenty-first century.More
This project will investigate youth 'binge drinking', focusing in particular on the impact of parenting and peer influences on drinking behaviour.More
This project from the Violence and Extremism team looks at the growth of populism across Europe.More
The project looks at how the English Defence League work and who its supporters are.More
This projects asks the extent to which young people can discriminate between the wealth of information found online.More
The Centre produces new political, social and policy insight and understanding through social media research.More
This project will inform the debate over the trade-off between hate speech, and freedom of expression in the context of social media.More
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