Activists, Not Bots: An Analysis of #VoteLabour Tweeters

The surprise election result has produced a lot of early responses, which offer avenues for more detailed research.  Amongst these have been…

Posted by Events on June 22nd, 2017

Capturing unmet needs

Demos has a long-standing interest in the social and financial impact of disability and health conditions. People living with serious health conditions…

Posted by Events on June 21st, 2017

Positive Online Debate: A Rough Guide

Of all the lessons learned from the election result, two in particular have the potential to re-shape future campaigns.  The first is…

Posted by Events on June 16th, 2017

Amid the chaos, might politics now be in a better shape to bring the country together?

In the natural world, earthquakes function to dissipate the pressure building up between opposing tectonic plates. In the political world, however, it…

Posted by Events on June 14th, 2017

Youth turnout: the new wisdom

In the cacophony of post-election analysis, one narrative has stood out: it appears the youth turnout rate surged. We do not yet…

Posted by Events on June 14th, 2017

One-way conversations: Examining the tactics of Twitter’s most talkative parliamentary candidates

It is tempting to think of social media as a great enabler of democratic participation. Online platforms lower the bar…

Posted by Events on June 5th, 2017

Taking Back Ctrl

If we learned anything from the surprise election results of 2016, it was that disaffected voters seemed keen to ‘take back control’…

Posted by Events on May 23rd, 2017

Patriotism versus Nationalism: A Pointless Debate?

According to some, the long-running rhetorical battle between nationalism and patriotism has been decided: patriotism has won. Macron’s presidential victory over Le…

Posted by Events on May 19th, 2017

Like-minded? Mapping cross-party conversations on Twitter during the general election

General election campaigns are a fertile time for social media research. In the run-up to election day, online platforms become…

Posted by Events on May 19th, 2017

Game changing reforms but a missed opportunity

Social care currently has a means and a needs test – in other words, you have to be both really poor, and…

Posted by Events on May 18th, 2017

The Missing Election Debate

In an election called to shore up a Brexit negotiating position – with an added bonus of decimating the Opposition at the…

Posted by demos on April 20th, 2017

Building character in 140 characters

On February 25th 2017, Lily Allen posted a poll to her Twitter followers, asking who they felt more marginalised by, pensioners or…

Posted by Events on April 13th, 2017

The Health of Networks

Much of what we know about mental health comes from a clinical setting. When health commissioners, policy-makers and practitioners make…

Posted by Events on April 13th, 2017

Life Goes on After Brexit

It may have been swept under the carpet in the midst of the latest Brexit conjecture and the worrying developments in Syria,…

Posted by demos on April 11th, 2017

The “Roy Hodgson” Problem

Brash, globalised, unequal and deeply indebted, the Premier League has often seemed a relevant metaphor for Britain’s economic model. And when…

Posted by Events on April 3rd, 2017

Making the Most of Brexit: Opportunities and Risks

The triggering of Article 50 this week will finally kick-off the formal process of Brexit.  In two years’ time, unless the 27…

Posted by Events on March 28th, 2017

Mediating Populism

In the immediate aftermath of the American Presidential Election, there was some rather brutal soul-searching about the role that the mainstream…

Posted by demos on January 27th, 2017

What would a truly shared society mean for care leavers?

In her recent speech on the shared society, May articulated a cautiously optimistic world view. According to May, the UK is “a…

Posted by Events on January 20th, 2017

Industrial strategy and the challenge of inclusive growth

One of the many odd features of our post-Brexit political landscape is that amongst all the shouting, rancour, and court cases, there…

Posted by Events on December 9th, 2016

The Clock is Ticking for Europe

Last week, Demos brought together around 30 leading thinkers on Europe’s social, economic and cultural condition in Brussels, for the second in…

Posted by demos on November 22nd, 2016