Digital democracy: overview of attempts at online governance

The internet has changed everything. We shop online, work online, and entertain ourselves online; we find jobs and partners online. It’s even…

Posted by Events on August 23rd, 2017

GE2017 policy U-turns: part of healthy democracy or a sign of a broken system?

What do school lunches, social care plans, students’ fees, winter fuel payments, pension pots, energy prices, grammar schools and british…

Posted by Events on August 10th, 2017

Damned if you do, damned if you won’t

Astonishing new polling published by YouGov has revealed that 61 per cent of ‘Leave’ voters would be prepared to see the…

Posted by demos on August 1st, 2017

Is informal childcare an untapped resource for Londoners?

The Holiday Childcare Survey 2017, released today by the Family and Childcare Trust, contains few surprises. The bottom line is that parents…

Posted by Events on July 20th, 2017

Make space for fabrication and future makers

Much thought is being invested in the question of how the UK can improve its industrial strategy, and how we train young…

Posted by Events on July 18th, 2017

UK GDP figures show growth slowed sharply in Q1 2017, amid a fragile political situation, Brexit and falling real wages

Today saw the release of the second estimate for GDP and revised figures for business investment in the first quarter of 2017. …

Posted by Events on June 30th, 2017

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