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

‘Infosmog’ and the challenge of misinformation

Hillary Clinton’s well documented ties to satanic rituals are back in the headlines. Alarming footage of democrats stuffing ballot boxes is being…

Posted by Events on November 8th, 2016

Personalisation can’t be a tool to cut welfare costs

‎Monday’s Work Health and Disability Green Paper is one of a dwindling breed – all papers come out White these days. Green…

Posted by Events on November 2nd, 2016

Are “corporate parents” the answer to a lack of clarity in the care system?

The plight of children in care is an issue of immense public and political concern. In her keynote speech at party conference…

Posted by Events on October 24th, 2016

A honeycomb of echo chambers? Twitter’s response to the Munich attack

On the 22nd July an 18-year old man armed with a semi-automatic pistol shot and killed…

Posted by Events on October 19th, 2016

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