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Jamie Bartlett

Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media

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020 7367 4200
Email
jamie.bartlett@demos.co.uk

Jamie is Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media. His primary research interests are: new political movements and social media research and analysis, internet cultures and security and privacy online.

Jamie is Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media.

Jamie's primary research interests are:

  • The use of social media by political movements and law enforcement agencies
  • Social media monitoring & analytics
  • Internet culture
  • Surveillance technology, machine learning, automated sentiment analysis
  • Privacy, law, social media research ethics, reform to RIPA 2000

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's current research areas include the dark net, crypto-currencies and the evolution of counter-surveillance measures. He is currently writing a book about internet subcultures to be published in 2014 by William Heinemann.

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.

He is currently leading a major ESRC project on social media research methods and voter mobilisation. He 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.

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Agile Government: A Provocation Paper
Authors
Jamie Bartlett
Publication Date
2007-09-18

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Making It Personal
Authors
Charles Leadbeater, Jamie Bartlett, Niamh Gallagher
Publication Date
2008-01-18
Publication Type
Pamphlet

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Towards Agile Government
Authors
Jamie Bartlett
Publication Date
2008-10-13
Publication Type
Report

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.

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A Constitution for Social Care
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Silvia Guglielmi, Silvia Guglielmi
Publication Date
2009-02-04
Publication Type
Pamphlet

A Constitution for Social Care sets out a fair settlement between social care users and society.

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Constitution for Social Care
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Silvia Guglielmi
Publication Date
2009-02-04
Publication Type
Report

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Getting More for Less
Authors
Jamie Bartlett
Publication Date
2009-07-28
Publication Type
Pamphlet

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.

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Leading from the Front
Authors
Jonty Olliff-Cooper, Max Wind-Cowie, Jamie Bartlett
Publication Date
2009-09-22
Publication Type
Pamphlet

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.

 

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At Your Service
Authors
Jamie Bartlett
Publication Date
2009-10-28
Publication Type
Report

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. 

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The Edge of Violence
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell
Publication Date
2010-04-16
Publication Type
Report

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.

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From Suspects to Citizens
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell
Publication Date
2010-07-20
Publication Type
Report

This report makes recommendations for the forthcoming review of the Government's 'Preventing Violent Extremism' programme.

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The Power of Unreason
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2010-08-27
Publication Type
Pamphlet

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.

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The Edge of Violence
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell
Publication Date
2010-12-08
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet is a summary of two years of research examining the difference between violent and non-violent radicals in Europe and Canada.

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Engaging Mosques
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Jen Lexmond
Publication Date
2010-06-15
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet is a toolkit comprised of a collection of ideas to increase youth participation in Britain’s mosques and Muslim communities.

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Under the Influence - Interim Report
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Matt Grist
Publication Date
2011-04-04
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet investigates the causes of, and possible responses to, binge-drinking among young adults aged 18-25 in the UK.

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Under the Influence
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Matt Grist
Publication Date
2011-09-16
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This report investigates the connection between parenting style and harmful drinking behaviour

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Truth, lies and the internet
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2011-09-29
Publication Type
Report

This report examines the ability of young people in Britain to critically evaluate information they consume online.

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Inside the EDL
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Mark Littler
Publication Date
2011-10-28
Publication Type
Report

Innovative research delves to the heart of the English Defence League.

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The New Face of Digital Populism
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell, Mark Littler
Publication Date
2011-11-07
Publication Type
Pamphlet

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.

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Populism in Europe: Hungary
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell, Jack Benfield
Publication Date
2012-01-30
Publication Type
Report

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.

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A Model Role
Authors
Jamie Bartlett
Publication Date
2012-02-02
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This report is an evaluation of the Mosaic mentoring programme.

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Populism in Europe: Sweden
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell, Jack Benfield
Publication Date
2012-02-23
Publication Type
Pamphlet

The second in our series looking at populist movements in Europe, this report investigates the Sweden Democrats party and their supporters.

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#Intelligence
Authors
Sir David Omand, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2012-04-24
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet outlines a legal, principled grounding for the use of social media for intelligence purposes.

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Populism in Europe: Denmark
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell, Mona Bani, Jack Benfield
Publication Date
2012-05-15
Publication Type
Pamphlet

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.

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Populism in Europe: Netherlands
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell, Sarah de Lange
Publication Date
2012-09-14
Publication Type
Pamphlet

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.

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The Data Dialogue
Authors
Jamie Bartlett
Publication Date
2012-09-14
Publication Type
Pamphlet

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.

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Populism in Europe: Lega Nord
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell
Publication Date
2012-10-04
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet is the fifth in our series of reports on European populism, this time looking at Italy's Lega Nord.

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Populism in Europe: CasaPound
Authors
Jonathan Birdwell, Jamie Bartlett
Publication Date
2012-10-04
Publication Type
Pamphlet

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.

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The Mosaic International Leadership Programme
Authors
Jamie Bartlett
Publication Date
2012-12-18
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This evaluation looks at the impact of the Mosaic International Leadership Programme.

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New political actors in Europe: Beppe Grillo and the M5S
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Mark Littler, Duncan McDonnell, Caterina Froio
Publication Date
2013-02-14
Publication Type
Report

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.

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#Intelligence
Authors
Sir David Omand, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2012-04-24
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet outlines a legal, principled grounding for the use of social media for intelligence purposes.

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Policing in an Information Age
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jeremy Crump, Lynne Middleton
Publication Date
2013-03-25
Publication Type
Report

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.

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#Intelligence
Authors
Sir David Omand, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2012-04-24
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet outlines a legal, principled grounding for the use of social media for intelligence purposes.

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Virtually Members
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Sid Bennett, Rutger Birnie, Simon Wibberley
Publication Date
2013-04-16
Publication Type
Report

This paper uses data analysis of the main political parties' social media supporters, and examines the implications of this new political membership.

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@metpoliceuk
Authors
Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett
Publication Date
2013-06-19
Publication Type
Report

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.

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New political actors in Europe: New opposition movements in Hungary
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Péter Krekó, Bulcsu Hunyadi
Publication Date
2013-11-13
Publication Type
Report

This report analyses the views of over 4,000 Facebook fans of eight new opposition movements in Hungary.

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The state of the art
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2013-11-29
Publication Type
Report

This paper is a review of how SOCMINT - social media intelligence - can be drawn from open social media sources.

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Heads up: Bitcoin
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, James Smith, Louis Reynolds
Publication Date
2013-12-17
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This paper is the first in a series introducing a Demos project on the fuller implications of crypto-currencies - setting out what a Bitcoin is, how the currency operates, and some of the possible futures of digital currencies.

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Anti-social media
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Jeremy Reffin, Noelle Rumball, Sarah Williamson
Publication Date
2014-02-07
Publication Type
Report

This study aims to inform the discussion over free speech and hate speech by examining specifically the way racial, religious and ethnic slurs are employed on Twitter.

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Misogyny on Twitter
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Richard Norrie, Sofia Patel, Rebekka Rumpel, Simon Wibberley
Publication Date
2014-05-10
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This report collects and analyses Twitter content that mentions certain misogynistic terms in an attempt to gauge the extent of misogyny online - and what might be driving it.

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Vox Digitas
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, David Weir, Jeremy Reffin, Simon Wibberley
Publication Date
2014-08-24
Publication Type
Report

Social media represent a new digital commons where people join their social and political lives to those around them. This paper examines the potential of listening to these digital voices on Twitter.

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On the edge of violence?

Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell

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.

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Wicked Jihad

Jamie Bartlett

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.

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Participative Public Services

Charles Leadbeater, Niamh Gallagher, Jamie Bartlett, Jen Lexmond

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.

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Understanding Social Care Markets

Jamie Bartlett, Anna Wilkinson

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.

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Getting more for less: Efficiency in the Public Sector

Jamie Bartlett

This research is takes a fresh look at government efficiency through types of reform that transform public services: personalisation, prevention, and collaboration.

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A Constitution for Social Care

Jamie Bartlett, Silvia Guglielmi, Silvia Guglielmi

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.

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Aspirations

Jamie Bartlett

This project looks at ideas for raising aspirations amongst young Muslims in the UK.

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Neighbourhood Watch 2.0

Jonathan Birdwell, Jamie Bartlett

Demos is looking at how communities can bring neighbourhood watch into the twenty-first century.

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Under the Influence

Jamie Bartlett, Matt Grist

This project will investigate youth 'binge drinking', focusing in particular on the impact of parenting and peer influences on drinking behaviour.

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Populism in Europe

Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell

This project from the Violence and Extremism team looks at the growth of populism across Europe.

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Inside the EDL

Jamie Bartlett

The project looks at how the English Defence League work and who its supporters are.

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Truth, lies and the internet

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller

This projects asks the extent to which young people can discriminate between the wealth of information found online.

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Populism in Europe

Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell

Building on The New Face of Digital Populism, Demos is publishing a series of country-specific reports on the growth of populism in Europe.

 

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The Centre for the Analysis of Social Media

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Rutger Birnie, Noelle Rumball, Louis Reynolds

The Centre produces new political, social and policy insight and understanding through social media research.

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Anti-social media

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Noelle Rumball

This project will inform the debate over the trade-off between hate speech, and freedom of expression in the context of social media.

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Towards a new social media science

David Weir, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Simon Wibberley

This collaboration with the University of Sussex seeks to create an overarching research system that can draw real insight from social media data. 

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Heads up: Bitcoin

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller

This project uses Bitcoin as a starting point to examine the long-term impact of crypto-currencies on a range of political, economic and social institutions.

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Below the radar

Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett

This project aims to systematically find, analyse and map social media conversations that indicate ‘below the radar’ third sector activity.

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Getting out the vote

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jonathan Birdwell, Louis Reynolds

This project will map voter sentiment ahead of the EU elections and advise voter mobilisation campaigners on how best to ‘get out the vote’.

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Towards a Social Media Science

Jamie Bartlett

This project aims to create an overall research system that can garner insights from Twitter that satisfy the evidentiary and ethical standards demanded by social science.

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