Constituent Communication

When people decide whether to write to their MP, does the MP’s gender matter? (LSE Politics and Policy)

Did They Write Back A Mandate Divide in Response to Constituent Casework in Devolved Bodies (Parliamentary Affairs)

Evidence from Scotland and Wales: representatives elected via party lists are less likely to reply to constituents (Democratic Audit)

Elections and Democracy

Exploring the representation of women around the world (mySociety blog)

Let Children Vote

Free and Fair: Preventing Political Misinformation

Drawing Lines on Maps: Arguments about Political Boundaries

Don’t let them lie: how we can start holding political advertising to account (Democratic Audit)

Measuring the politics of Eurovision with data

Freedom of Information

WhatDoTheyKnow and Central Government FOI


Democratic Games

The Strange Asymmetry of Curling

“The City & the City & the Squirtle”: What can China Miéville teach us about Pokemon Go? (CityMetric)


Letting Fees: What We Know And Why They Need To Go (with Generation Rent)

Letting Fees: 2017 Update (with Generation Rent)

Retrospective on Using civic tech to build a research base for legal change

Renters and Pensions (Generation Rent Blog)

Space and Geography

FixMyStreet! The geography of citizen reporting on neighbourhood issues in the UK

Dog Fouling and FixMyStreet: What I learned from 20,000 dog poops

From Titan's Doom Mons to Mercury's Pourquoi-Pas: how did the landscape of space get its names? (CityMetric)

From coconuts to GPS: A brief history of navigation (CityMetric)

Traditional names are drenched in meaning – so how will what3words change how we see the world? (CityMetric)



How Suicide Became Legal

Algorithms are bad at people