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Accornero, Guya and Ramos Pinto, Pedro (2015) Patterns of protest in Portugal show the relationship between the 'old' politics of labour and ‘new’ anti-austerity movements. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Jun 2015) Blog Entry.

Adebowale, Victor and Kippin, Henry (2014) When people feel they are not involved in shaping public services, this puts at risk the ‘social contract’ between citizen and state. Democratic Audit Blog (10 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Aidt, Toke, Leon, Gabriel, Franck, Raphael and Jensen, Peter (2015) The threat of revolution can play a pivotal role in spurring democratisation. Democratic Audit Blog (23 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Akirav, Osnat (2014) The skills needed to be re-elected are different to those needed to be an effective legislator. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Alexander, Titus (2015) A political education portal which brings together currently disparate democratic information should be developed. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Allen, Beccy (2014) Prime Minister’s Questions needs to change to improve Parliament’s reputation with the public. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Allen, Graham (2013) The Government needs to legislate to confirm Parliament’s role in conflict decisions. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Allen, Graham, Smith, Martin and Richards, Dave (2015) The demise of the Parliament’s Political and Constitutional Reform Comittee: executive power is again predominant. Democratic Audit Blog (25 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Allen, Nicholas (2015) If the debates do not go ahead, it will be the fault of self-interest on the part of the main parties and the broadcasters. Democratic Audit Blog (15 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Allen, Nicholas and Birch, Sarah (2014) The Rochester by-election highlights a pervasive ‘anti-politics’ mood in the UK. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

Allen, Peter (2013) The professionalisation of politics makes our democracy less representative and less accessible. Democratic Audit Blog (11 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Andrews, Emily (2014) In constructing her first cabinet, Nicola Sturgeon has shown a commitment to sending ‘a strong, positive message to girls and young women’. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Andrews, Rhys and Ashworth, Rachel (2014) Is the UK Civil Service becoming more representative of the population it serves and, if so, why? Democratic Audit Blog (24 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Annesley, Claire (2014) More women in Government: time for gender quotas. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Annesley, Claire and Gains, Francesca (2014) The Conservatives’ failure to prioritise gender equality could cost them dear at the general election. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Ariely, Gal (2015) Does diversity erode social cohesion? It depends on how diversity is conceptualized and measured. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Armingeon, Klaus and Guthmann, Kai (2014) The handling of the Eurozone crisis has undermined confidence in democracy across Europe. Democratic Audit Blog (08 Apr 2014) Blog Entry.

Armitage, Sarah (2013) If the localism agenda is to fulfil its potential, councils need the power of the purse. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Atkins, Judi, Heppell, Timothy and Theakston, Kevin (2013) Party leaders are getting younger, but Cabinet Ministers are not. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Atkins, Judi, Theakston, Kevin and Gill, Mark (2014) Junior ministers during the New Labour years tended to enjoy more than just a ‘view from the foothills’. Democratic Audit Blog (07 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Audsley, Jamie (2013) Citizen schools offer a chance to rebuild our democracy from the bottom up. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Auel, Katrin, Rozenberg, Olivier and Tacea, Angela (2015) National parliaments are not the losers of EU integration – at least not anymore. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

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Bale, Tim and Hampshire, James (2015) The UK’s political parties do matter when it comes to determining immigration policy. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Bara, Judith and Allen, Nicholas (2013) If there are to be leaders debates in 2015, they must be arranged in a transparent manner. Democratic Audit Blog (11 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Barber, Stephen (2014) Cameron and Miliband are both right on the constitution – But for the wrong reasons. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Barber, Stephen (2014) David Cameron and Nick Clegg are stretching the British constitution, but our confrontational style of politics looks set to continue. Democratic Audit Blog (08 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Barber, Stephen (2013) There is no evidence of a trend towards inexperience among British party leaders. Democratic Audit Blog (30 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Barber, Stephen (2014) UKIP’s rise could spark unplanned but welcome constitutional reform. Democratic Audit Blog (22 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Barber, Stephen (2014) A small British Senate is the best alternative to the bloated and undemocratic House of Lords. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Barlett, Jamie (2013) Russell Brand has a point about disillusionment with politics, but he is wrong when he says young people shouldn’t vote. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Barnett, Neil (2015) Austerity is in serious danger of sending the role of councillor into a slide towards irrelevance. Democratic Audit Blog (12 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Barrington, Robert (2013) The Lobbying Bill is a missed opportunity. Democratic Audit Blog (31 Jul 2013) Blog Entry.

Barton, Daniel (2014) The ECHR’s upholding of the French face-veil ban sets a very worrying precedent for the freedom of religious expression. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Bates, Jo (2014) The progressive ideals behind Open Government Data are being used to further interests of the neoliberal state. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Baumgardt, Adele (2013) Woeful figures on women’s representation in public life show that gender equality is far from complete. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

Bechhofer, Frank and McCrone, David (2014) Symbols of shared Britishness are less important in sustaining the union than economic and political factors. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

Bee, Cristiano (2014) Active citizenship policies under successive governments have not catered for society’s marginalised groups. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Bell, Christine (2014) The Smith Commission must choose between a Union based on either separation or sharing. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Bell, Christine (2014) The changing relationship between England and Scotland could confuse equality provision north of the border. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

Bennett, Chris and Viehoff, Daniel (2013) Prisoner voting for the final general election before release is a solution that balances concerns about democratic rights. Democratic Audit Blog (07 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Bennister, Mark and Worthy, Ben (2014) Leadership capital ebbs and flows but trends downwards, influencing political fortunes over time. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Bergamini, Matteo (2014) Compulsory political education is a must if we are to stem the flow of disengagement from politics. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Berry, Craig (2015) Financialisation, home-ownership, and how democracy became a threat to economic growth. Democratic Audit Blog (04 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Berry, Craig (2014) Unless greater heed is paid to political economy, devolution could become a red herring of democratisation. Democratic Audit Blog (30 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Berry, Craig and Berry, Richard (2013) Has the Office for Budget Responsibility achieved genuine independence from government? Democratic Audit Blog (21 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

Berry, Craig and Berry, Richard (2014) Scots living overseas or elsewhere in the UK should have been given the right to vote in the independence referendum. Democratic Audit Blog (15 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Berry, Richard (2014) 10 years after NHS Foundation Trusts were created, their democratic processes are failing. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Apr 2014) Blog Entry.

Berry, Richard (2014) Book review: Yes: the radical case for Scottish independence by James Foley and Pete Ramand. Democratic Audit Blog (04 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Berry, Richard (2013) England needs an integrated public services ombudsman, organised regionally. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

Berry, Richard (2013) London and the South East feature disproportionately in parliamentary CVs. Democratic Audit Blog (08 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

Berry, Richard (2013) MPs are much less local than they would have us believe. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Jul 2013) Blog Entry.

Berry, Richard (2014) NHS Foundation Trusts have been a source of democratic experimentation for the past decade. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

Berry, Richard (2014) Parish councils can empower local communities, but we need more of them in cities. Democratic Audit Blog (11 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Berry, Richard (2014) Resistance to all-women shortlists in South Wales has a complex set of causes beyond gender politics, but that doesn’t make it right. Democratic Audit Blog (07 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Berry, Richard (2015) Three reforms that would be more effective than adding a ‘None of the above’ option to ballot papers. Democratic Audit Blog (22 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Berry, Richard (2015) Why we need an NHS election day. Democratic Audit Blog (08 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Berry, Richard (2014) The use of the misleading ‘No Overall Control’ designation means some voters still don’t know who won their local election. Democratic Audit Blog (26 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Berry, Richard and Dunleavy, Patrick (2014) Engaging young voters with enhanced election information. Democratic Audit UK, London, UK.

Berry, Richard and Kippin, Sean (2013) Choosing the Speaker of the House of Commons: some proposals for change. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

Berry, Richard and Kippin, Sean (2014) Parliamentary select committees: who gives evidence? Democratic Audit, LSE Public Policy Group, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Berry, Richard and Kippin, Sean (2014) Should the UK lower the voting age to 16? Democratic Audit, UK, London, UK.

Berry, Richard and Mcdonnell, Anthony (2014) Highly educated young people are less likely to vote than older people with much lower levels of attainment. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

Bhatti, Yosef, Hansen, Kasper M. and Wass, Hanna (2014) Electoral turnout for young people peaks immediately after their enfranchisement, then falls sharply. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Bickerton, Chris and Invernizzi Accetti, Carlo (2014) Italy’s new Prime Minister is engaged in an unusual, “perfomative” form of political leadership. Democratic Audit Blog (24 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Birch, Sarah and Allen, Nicholas (2013) Britain’s poor view of politicians is more to do with their inability to answer a straight question than perceived corruption. Democratic Audit Blog (09 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Birch, Sarah and Allen, Nicholas (2015) If the divide between politicians and the public is to be bridged, we need better understanding on both sides. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Bischof, Daniel (2014) Party rhetoric isn’t usually empty talk, and tends to accurately reflect political and policy positions. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Blake, Lily (2016) Beyond the binary: what might a multiple-choice EU referendum have looked like? Democratic Audit Blog (11 Nov 2016) Blog Entry.

Blick, Andrew (2014) The Cabinet Manual is constitutionally problematic because it expresses only the Executive’s views. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Blick, Andrew (2013) The Government’s proposal for an ‘English only’ stage in the House of Commons could create problems. Democratic Audit Blog (25 Jul 2013) Blog Entry.

Blick, Andrew (2014) Magna Carta can still challenge the orthodoxy and help resolve today’s democratic difficulties. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Blick, Andrew (2015) The abolition of the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee is a loss to Parliament and British democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (26 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Bol, Damian, Pilet, Jean-Benoit and Riera, Pedro (2015) The take-up of mechanisms designed to temper proportional representation shows that countries don’t choose their electoral systems and rules in a vacuum. Democratic Audit Blog (22 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Bolger, Conall (2015) Regulators are frequently the source of castigation, but they are bound by practical realities. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Bolleyer, Nicole and Trumm, Siim (2014) Parliamentary salaries are frequently a source of party funding, but what are the implications for democracy? Democratic Audit Blog (25 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Bonney, Norman (2014) If implemented in full, the Smith Commission report will provide Scotland with a welcome range of new powers. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

Bonney, Norman (2014) The Scottish Parliament should not have sovereign power because it serves the Scottish Government rather than holding it to account. Democratic Audit Blog (01 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Bonney, Norman (2014) The Smith Commission must not ignore the status of state religion in Scotland. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Bonney, Norman (2014) The current arrangements for the appointment of the membership of Scottish local council education committees offend basic equal opportunity principles. Democratic Audit Blog (20 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Bonney, Norman (2014) The dilemmas of the Scottish independence referendum for a unionist and secularist democrat. Democratic Audit Blog (01 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Bonney, Norman (2014) The first draft of Scotland’s interim constitution does little justice to the magnitude of the changes envisaged. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Boonen, Joris, Falk Pedersen, Eva and Hooghe, Marc (2014) The complexity of a party system does not affect the ideological compatibility of voters and political parties. Democratic Audit Blog (2014) Blog Entry.

Boujemi, Hanane (2015) Since the Snowden revelations, more people have joined the discussion on digital rights, but change requires more than conversation. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Bousbah, Karima, Hänni, Miriam, Heyne, Lea , Müller, Lisa and Ruth, Saskia (2015) The UK has just held a General Election – but how democratic are we as a country? Democratic Audit Blog (10 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Boyle, Katie, Saunders, Ben and Lundberg, Thomas (2014) Scotland’s draft interim constitution: limiting or liberating? Democratic Audit Blog (19 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Bradley, Peter (2013) The lobbying bill risks gagging charities and campaign groups, while letting lobbyists of the hook. Democratic Audit Blog (30 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

Braun, Dietmar and Trein, Philipp (2014) Economic and financial crises can change the dynamics of federal relationships. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

Brett, Will (2013) Tomorrow’s party: a bold new approach and meaningful engagement are required. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

Brewer, John D. and Hayes, Bernadette C. (2016) The quality of mercy: how religion and ethno-nationalism influence attitudes towards amnesty in Northern Ireland. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Nov 2016) Blog Entry.

Briggs, Jacqui (2014) Young women face gender-specific challenges that limit their political participation. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Brooks, Thom (2013) A barrier or bridge? Serious problems revealed in the UK citizenship test. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Jul 2013) Blog Entry.

Buckley, Fiona (2013) How Ireland legislated for candidate sex quotas to increase women’s representation. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Burall, Simon and Zacharzewski, Anthony (2013) NHS democracy: some ideas. Democratic Audit Blog (15 Jul 2013) Blog Entry.

Bussu, Sonia (2014) Public engagement on the Internet of Things is essential if we are to put societal values at the centre of technological developments. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

Butler, AM, Dame Rosemary (2014) Mentoring must play a central role in addressing the issue of gender inequality in public life. Democratic Audit Blog (30 Jan 2014) Blog Entry.

Bértoa, Fernando Casal (2016) What holds a democracy together – political parties, or the party system itself? Democratic Audit Blog (19 Oct 2016) Blog Entry.

Bühlmann, Marc, Heyne, Lea, Merkel, Wolfgang, Müller, Lisa, Ruth, Saskia and Weßels, Bernhard (2015) Democracy barometer: a new approach to evaluating the quality of democratic systems. Democratic Audit Blog (09 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

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Cairney, Paul (2015) Constitutional issues look set to only have a marginal influence on the General Election, at least in England. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Cairney, Paul (2015) Five political problems with ‘Full Fiscal Autonomy’ for Scotland. Democratic Audit Blog (11 Jul 2015) Blog Entry.

Cairney, Paul (2013) The Scottish push towards local democracy carries potential unintended costs. Democratic Audit Blog (07 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Cairney, Paul (2014) The Smith Commission: will greater powers come with greater democratic accountability? Democratic Audit Blog (05 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Cairney, Paul (2014) A guide to making a decision on how to vote in the Scottish Independence referendum. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Cairney, Paul (2014) The problem of the political class is easy to exaggerate, but difficult to define. Democratic Audit Blog (07 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Canetti, Daphna, Hirsch-Hoefler, Sivan and Hobfoll, Stevan (2015) Individuals exposed to political violence are less likely to support compromises in peace talks. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Carr-West, Jonathan (2015) Local government needs fiscal devolution, more power in the hands of councils and communities and respect from the centre. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Jun 2015) Blog Entry.

Caruana , Nicholas J. (2014) Negative partisanship is real, measurable, and affects political behaviour. Democratic Audit Blog (25 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Cassani, Andrea, Luppi, Francesca and Natalizia, Gabriele (2016) Schools and healthcare in some post-Soviet hybrid democracies have improved. How? Democratic Audit Blog (22 Nov 2016) Blog Entry.

Cathcart, Abby (2013) The John Lewis model reveals the tensions and paradoxes at the heart of workplace democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (30 Jul 2013) Blog Entry.

Chaney, Paul (2013) Analysing party manifestos shows the extent of ethnic minority marginalisation in the UK’s electoral politics. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Cheetham, Tim (2015) Rigid statutory demands, budget cuts, and lack of political choice are strangling local government innovation. Democratic Audit Blog (22 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Chi, Enuju (2014) Two-party contests and the politics of electoral reform: the case of Taiwan. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Chiru, Mikhail (2014) Coalition governments which are formed in advance of elections have better survival prospects. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Christiansen, Karin (2014) The increasing influence of unaccountable forces on politics has led to a crisis of identity. Democratic Audit Blog (23 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Citi, Manuele and Justesen, Mogens K. (2016) Seizing political opportunity: how the European Commission becomes a ‘policy entrepreneur’. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Oct 2016) Blog Entry.

Clark, Peder (2013) The implications of Scotland’s independence referendum – for Cornwall. Democratic Audit Blog (07 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey, Greengross, Sally, Lexden, Alistair, Norton, Philip, Parekh, Bhikhu and Tyler, Paul (2014) The Government needs to take steps to increase participation in elections by British expatriates. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

Close, Caroline and Núñez, Lidia (2016) Reluctant elites: democratic innovations are popular – but rare. Brexit shows why. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Oct 2016) Blog Entry.

Coffé, Hilde (2015) Lower education levels goes hand in hand with support for direct democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (25 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Cole, Michael (2014) The 2011 Welsh General Election: an analysis of the latest staging post in the maturing of Welsh Politics. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Coleman, Anna and Dhesi, Surindar (2014) Health and wellbeing boards differ in their levels of transparency, involvement and modes of operation. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

Corbett, Jack and Boswell, John (2015) Disillusionment with democratic governance is common to both elite and citizen actors. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Corbett, Jack and Veenendaal, Wouter (2014) Democracy can and does take root in poor countries, but only if we look at small states. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Crines, Andrew (2013) The Coalition Government’s rhetoric promotes individualism and seeks to reduce the role of the state. Democratic Audit Blog (15 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Crines, Andrew S. (2014) If they want to prove to voters that they are ‘just like us’,politicians must embrace their flaws. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Crines, Andrew Scott (2014) Parliamentary language should be updated, but the modernisation of our political institutions mustn’t stop there. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Crowe, Jessica (2014) In the interests of equality and diversity, our representatives ought to be representative. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Cruickshank, Troy (2014) Levels of economic optimism are a key factor in determining voter turnout. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Cullinane, Carl (2015) First-Past-the-Post means that many constituencies are foregone conclusions, so how much power do voters really have? Democratic Audit Blog (06 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Cullinane, Carl (2015) Introducing the Democratic Dashboard: a new voter information resource. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Cullinane, Carl (2014) The Scottish Independence Referendum, how will it all unfold? Democratic Audit Blog (17 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Cullinane, Carl (2014) Whither the Union? Scotland’s voice prompts more questions than answers. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Cullinane, Carl (2015) The latest Commons Political Reform Committee report illustrates popular opinion on voter engagement measures. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Curtice, John, Boyle, Katie, Tierney, Stephen and Douglas-Scott, Sionaidh (2014) The vow delivered? Experts respond to the publication of the Smith Commission’s recommendations. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

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Dassoneville, Ruth and Hooghe, Marc (2014) The use of voter recall in election studies is unreliable, but shouldn’t be abandoned altogether. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Dassonneville, Ruth and Dejaeghere, Yves (2014) When voters with high political knowledge change their votes, it is usually to ideologically similar parties. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Apr 2014) Blog Entry.

Davies, Bill (2014) If the rest of the country is to catch up to London, we need a Great North Plan. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Defty, Andrew (2013) Having security chiefs give evidence to Parliament is progress, but future sessions must dig deeper. Democratic Audit Blog (15 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Defty, Andrew (2014) If the Intelligence and Security Committee is to be an effective scrutineer, it must be able to rely on the accuracy of the information provided by the security services. Democratic Audit Blog (11 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Defty, Andrew (2014) Recent events at the Intelligence and Security Committee make it increasingly difficult to justify the current arrangements for scrutinising the security services. Democratic Audit Blog (30 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Degerman, Dan (2014) 16 and 17 year olds are not fully autonomous, and therefore should not be allowed to vote. Democratic Audit Blog (22 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Diwakar, Rekha (2014) The Indian General Election is the world’s largest, and the country’s most significant in years. Democratic Audit Blog (13 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Dobbernack, Jan, Meer, Nasar and Modood, Tariq (2014) Muslim civil society organisations in Britain negotiate accusations of sectarianism when they engage in democratic politics. Democratic Audit Blog (01 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Doig, Alan (2014) After the government’s reforms, local authorities now have less capacity to detect and investigate instances of misconduct in public life. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Apr 2014) Blog Entry.

Doig, Alan (2014) The Committee on Standards in Public Life has proven itself ineffective in safeguarding ethical standards across local government. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

Donald, James (2013) MPs with slim majorities and frontbenchers are the most prolific parliamentary tweeters. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Jul 2013) Blog Entry.

Dresden, Jennifer Raymond (2016) When authoritarian leaders start feeling insecure, nobody wins. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Oct 2016) Blog Entry.

Dumitrescu, Delia (2014) Politicians who do not appear confident as political ‘performers’ are viewed less favourably by voters. Democratic Audit Blog (08 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

Dunleavy, Patrick (2014) Debating Scotland’s transition costs: a response to Iain McLean’s critique. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Dunleavy, Patrick (2014) Political and constitutional turbulence in the UK looks set to continue to 2020. Democratic Audit Blog (22 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Dunleavy, Patrick (2015) Three more years of Cameron – but it will be a rocky road ahead. Democratic Audit Blog (08 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Dunleavy, Patrick (2015) The UK election spells the end for the biggest ‘law’ in political science. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Dunleavy, Patrick, Hopkin, Jonathan and Kippin, Sean (2014) Euro elections: find out about your new MEPs in the North East, North West, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Democratic Audit Blog (30 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Dunleavy, Patrick, Hopkin, Jonathan and Kippin, Sean (2014) Euro elections: who are your new MEPs in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, and Wales? Democratic Audit Blog (29 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Dunleavy, Patrick, Hopkin, Jonathan and Kippin, Sean (2014) Euro elections: who are your new MEPs in the East of England, London, the South East, and the South West? Democratic Audit Blog (28 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Dunleavy, Patrick, Hopkin, Jonathan and Kippin, Sean (2014) Why all our top parties are doing voters a disservice by cramming the European Parliament ballot papers with the names of ‘no hope’ candidates. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Apr 2014) Blog Entry.

Dunleavy, Patrick, Kippin, Sean and Suss, Joel (2014) Transitioning to a new Scottish state: immediate set-up costs, how the handover will work, and the long-run viability of Scottish government. Democratic Audit, LSE Public Policy Group, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Dunleavy, Patrick and Muir, Dominic (2013) Parliament bounces back – how Select Committees have become a power in the land. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Jul 2013) Blog Entry.

Durose, Catherine, Justice, Jonathan and Skelcher, Chris (2015) The expansion of arms-length government is not necessarily at odds with democratic accountability. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Durose, Catherine, Richardson, Liz, Gains, Francesca and Eason, Christina (2014) The prospects for a dramatically more representative Parliament post 2015 are bleak. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Jan 2014) Blog Entry.

de Vries, Catherine E. (2014) Throwing the rascals out is tricky, but not impossible. Democratic Audit Blog (22 Apr 2014) Blog Entry.

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Elgenius, Gabriella (2014) Why does the England football manager insist his players sing the national anthem at the World Cup? Democratic Audit Blog (07 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Ellison, Nick and Orchard-Webb, Jo (2014) ‘Civic conversations’ facilitated by social media can help to reshape the relationship between citizens and local government. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Evans, Adam (2013) Don’t expect meaningful fiscal devolution for Wales any time soon. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

Evans, Adam (2013) Welsh incremental devolution: history repeats itself, first as tragedy then as tax? Democratic Audit Blog (26 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

Evans, Elizabeth (2013) Men only? The parliamentary Liberal Democrats and gender representation. Democratic Audit Blog (11 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Evans, Heather (2014) Competitive elections are good democracy, creating more engaged voters over a longer period of time. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Evans, Jocelyn (2013) Where candidates live matters to voters, and they show it in their voting. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Evans, Natalie (2013) Free Schools set the standard for school accountability to the local community. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

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Farrell , David (2014) The Irish Constitutional Convention offers a potential routemap for renewing UK democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (15 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Farrell , David (2014) Strategy is key in assessing the proportionality of the Single Transferable Vote. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Fearn, Paul (2014) The Gangmasters Licensing Authority is leading the way in dealing with modern slavery. Democratic Audit Blog (07 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Felle, Tom (2015) Data journalism may be helping to solidify the divide between those who can afford to be in engaged in the political process and the rest. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Fenwick, John (2014) The government’s failure to hold a referendum on the creation of a directly elected mayor for Greater Manchester may undermine the legitimacy of this important new office. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Fenwick, John and Elcock, Howard (2014) Has the introduction of directly elected mayors advanced or detracted from democratic innovation in English local government? Democratic Audit Blog (06 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

Finchett-Maddock, Lucy (2014) The right to protest is under threat from several different directions. Democratic Audit Blog (23 Apr 2014) Blog Entry.

Frank, Mark (2015) Unless we change the way we think about transparency, open data is unlikely to have a significant political impact at the local level. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Jun 2015) Blog Entry.

Fredén, Annika (2015) Parties’ pre-election signals can and do influence strategic voting, according to evidence from Sweden. Democratic Audit Blog (25 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Freidenberg, Flavia and Pomares, Julia (2014) The Latin American experience suggests primary elections can be effective but not a magic recipe for party democratisation. Democratic Audit Blog (22 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Friedman, Bobby (2013) The way we fund our political parties needs to change if we are to avoid more scandals. Democratic Audit Blog (23 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

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Game, Chris (2015) Like our students, UK voters should have the option to vote for 'Re-open Nominations'. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Game , Chris (2014) The prospects for local government independence are bleak due to the centre’s unwillingness to give up power. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Gandrud, Christopher and Grafström, Cassandra (2015) The ‘rule of thumb’ that left-wing parties cause inflation is probably bogus – and has democratic implications. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Garica, Blake and Wimpy, Camron (2015) The spread of communications technology may facilitate increases in levels of anti-government violence. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Garland, Jess (2015) The UK needs a cleaner and fairer system of election funding. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Garland, Jess (2015) The UK’s political parties need to adapt if they are to retain a sustainable footing in the 21st Century. Democratic Audit Blog (09 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Gatterman, Katjana and Hefftler, Claudia (2015) Political motivation is crucial for parliamentary behaviour in the EU’s Early Warning System. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Gauja, Anika (2013) The UK could take some lessons from Australia on fixed terms for party leaders so that election winners are guaranteed a full term in office. Democratic Audit Blog (01 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

Geohegan, Pauline (2015) The Kerslake Review has shone a light on the deeply dysfunctional nature of Birmingham local government. Democratic Audit Blog (07 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Ghafoor, Bilal (2014) Freedom of Information in Britain is being subtly (but perceptibly) eroded. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Jan 2014) Blog Entry.

Gherghina, Serhiu and Radecki, Michal (2014) The Polish and Romanian experiences show that party elites need to loosen control when introducing primary elections to select candidates. Democratic Audit Blog (30 Jan 2014) Blog Entry.

Gilmore, Jonathan (2014) The Good International Citizenship framework can be used to build an ethically-minded UK foreign policy. Democratic Audit Blog (13 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Gilson, Christopher (2015) A review of the top Voter Advice Applications for the 2015 General Election. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Glennie, Alex and Gottfried, Glenn (2014) It is political inequality that represents British democracy’s real crisis. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Goodwin, Mark (2014) Do we need more scientists in Parliament? They may not make any difference. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Goplerud, Max (2014) Fewer special advisers run for parliament than is generally thought, but those that do are quick to climb the ladder. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

Goplerud, Max (2014) Money or signatures: which is a larger barrier to new parties trying to contest parliamentary elections? Democratic Audit Blog (29 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Goplerud, Max (2015) A new method for addressing parliamentary boundaries shows the extent of Britain’s “safe seat” problem. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Gottfried, Glenn and Foard, Nick (2014) First-time compulsory voting is designed to get politicians to engage with young voters’ concerns. Democratic Audit Blog (29 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Gould, Bryan (2013) We have allowed the free market to hollow out our democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

Grant, Matthew (2016) ‘Citizen of the world’? think again: British citizenship after Brexit. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Nov 2016) Blog Entry.

Grasso, Maria (2014) Young people are less engaged in both traditional and non-traditional forms of politics than older generations. Democratic Audit Blog (16 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Graunt, John (2015) Citizens’ assemblies provide an institutional foothold for republican political practices. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Greene, Zac and O’Brien, Diana (2016) New women MPs shift their party leftwards – but female leaders don’t. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Nov 2016) Blog Entry.

Greene, Zachary D. (2014) UK voters see divided political parties as less able to make sensible or coherent policies. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Greenwood, Joe (2014) There may be room for privilege, and perception of it, in explaining political activity. Democratic Audit Blog (23 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Grönlund, Kimmo and Wass, Hanna (2016) The empathy gap: understanding why some people don’t vote. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Oct 2016) Blog Entry.

Guerra, Simona (2015) Keep your distance: on the relationship between European integration and religion. Democratic Audit Blog (13 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Gylfason, Thorvaldur (2014) Events in Iceland show that a UK constitutional convention should involve politicians as minimally as possible. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

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Haddon, Catherine (2013) The potential lessons of a contemporary history of Whitehall stretch far and wide. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

Hagelund, Camilla and Goddard, Jonathan (2015) If Parliament is to be truly effective, committees must become more powerful and independent. Democratic Audit Blog (25 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Hale-Ross, Simon (2014) The UK should urgently legitimise the revocation of UK citizenship to the Islamic State’s British members. Democratic Audit Blog (08 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Hale-Ross, Simon (2014) The decreasing of safeguards in UK anti-terror law is a worrying trend that should be halted. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Halfon, Robert (2015) Democracy must evolve with the times if it is to retain the trust of the UK public. Democratic Audit Blog (23 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Hanretty, Chris (2013) Durham is the pits (for local disproportionality). Democratic Audit Blog (05 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Hanretty, Chris (2014) “Horse-race” coverage of elections is most common in polarised party systems in close electoral contests. Democratic Audit Blog (11 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

Harris, Peter (2014) For 50 years the UK government has shown little regard for the human rights of the indigenous population of the British Indian Ocean Territory. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Apr 2014) Blog Entry.

Hawthorn, Tom (2015) Plans to detect and prevent electoral fraud are under way ahead of this May’s General Election. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Henn, Matt and Foard, Nick (2014) Compulsory voting may reinforce the resentment young people feel toward the political class. Democratic Audit Blog (27 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Henn, Matt and Foard , Nick (2014) Young people support the democratic process, but do not feel that they can exercise real influence over decision-making. Democratic Audit Blog (Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Hill, Eleanor (2015) Political parties need to take greater responsibility for Pakistani and Bangladeshi clan politicking in order to protect our democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (28 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Hooghe, Mark, Marien, Sofie and Oser, Jennifer (2015) Hashtag activism is not the solution to democratic inequality. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Hopkin, Jonathan (2014) Beppe Grillo’s ‘Five Star’ movement shows the probable limitations of the internet as a replacement for politics. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Apr 2014) Blog Entry.

Högenauer, Anna-Lena and Neuhold, Christine (2015) Parliamentary administrations: an important pillar in the parliamentary scrutiny of EU affairs. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

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Indridason, Indridi H. (2014) A number of factors determine Cabinet size, while Cabinet size itself affects public spending levels and policy outcomes. Democratic Audit Blog (12 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Inhorn, Sanna, Scott, Martin and Street, John (2013) Popular culture can help to engage young people with political ideas, but isn’t enough on its own. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Inthorn, Sanna, Millward, Peter, Burdsey, Daniel, Groves, Mark and Kippin, Sean (2014) The England football team represents our multi-cultural, progressive politics of nationhood. Its anthem doesn’t. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

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Jacobs, Kristof and Núñez, Lidia (2016) Take note, Justin Trudeau: three reasons why changing an electoral system is so hard. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Sep 2016) Blog Entry.

James, Toby (2014) Electoral management issues were the dog that didn’t bark in the Scottish night. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

James, Toby (2015) Individual electoral registration needs further reform to counteract its negative side effects. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

James, Toby (2013) Individual electoral registration still needs a lot of work, if it is not to be a car crash for British democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (15 Jul 2013) Blog Entry.

James, Toby S. (2014) Postal voting and electoral fraud: a reply to Richard Mawrey QC. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

James, Toby S. and Clark, Alistair (2016) So much for #pencilgate: the referendum wasn’t rigged – but Britain’s electoral machinery needs fine-tuning. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Sep 2016) Blog Entry.

Jarvis, Lee and Legrand , Tim (2014) There are serious question marks over the effectiveness and appropriateness of proscribing terrorist organisations. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Jarvis, Lee and Lister, Michael (2013) Anti-terrorism powers have fractured experiences of citizenship across the UK. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

Johnson, April (2015) Party environments shape the way that we, as citizens, think about politics. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Johnson, Carolina (2014) Local civic participation can help reinforce the legitimacy of the democratic system. Democratic Audit Blog (09 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Jones, Alexandra (2014) Relieving democratic stress: devolution and strong cities. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

Jones, Richard Wyn (2013) Survey research suggests that ‘ever looser union’ is the direction of travel for the UK. Democratic Audit Blog (09 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

Joshi, Devin and Rosenfield, Erica (2014) Parliamentary websites, transparency and the quality of democracy: where does the UK stand? Democratic Audit Blog (17 Jan 2014) Blog Entry.

Jou, Willy (2014) Partisanship, ideology, and political system support are the most important factors influencing voters’ electoral system preference. Democratic Audit Blog (15 Jan 2014) Blog Entry.

Jäckle, Sebastian and König, Pascal D. (2016) Xenophobic violence after Brexit: how Britain could learn from Germany’s experience. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Nov 2016) Blog Entry.

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Kakos, Michalis (2013) The deficit model of education views citizenship teaching as an imposition rather than a right. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

Kaltwasser, Cristóbal (2015) Populist forces are not foolish – they are posing legitimate questions about the state of democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Kang-Riou, Nicolas, Nolan, Aiofe, Klug, Francesca and O'Cinnneide, Colm (2014) “Highly problematic, to put it mildly”: Experts react to David Cameron’s pledge to repeal the Human Rights Act. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Kassimeris, George and Jackson, Leonie (2014) The English Defence League’s ‘rational Islamophobia’ is a racist discourse, but it is not confined to the EDL. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

Kaufmann, Eric and Harris, Gareth (2014) Despite a degree of accommodation to change, white British citizens remain largely opposed to increased ethnic diversity. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Kavanagh, Aileen (2013) The British sense of reserve has much to commend it, but it would be difficult to codify in a constitution. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Keating, Michael (2014) Regions with regionalism: the rescaling of interests. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Apr 2014) Blog Entry.

Keith, Michael (2014) Events in the local elections in Tower Hamlets have provoked national interest and display worrying signs of division. Democratic Audit Blog (07 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Keith, Michael (2014) The PwC report on Tower Hamlets highlights fundamental tensions in local democracy, not always thought through clearly in new mayoral systems. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Kenny, Meryl (2013) The Scottish Parliament’s record on women’s representation is in the balance. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Kern, Anna, Marien, Sofie and Hooghe, Marc (2015) Fierce but short-lived: how does economic crisis affect political participation? Democratic Audit Blog (05 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Kerr, David (2014) We need renewed political commitment to citizenship education and ongoing monitoring of its provision in schools. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Kim, Young Hun (2014) Checking presidential powers is key to successful democratic performance in new semi-presidential countries. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Kippin, John (2015) A participatory exploration: understanding the relationship between democracy and photography. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Kippin, Sean (2014) Book review: the establishment: and how they get away with it by Owen Jones. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

Kippin, Sean (2014) Lord Armstrong’s EU Bill Amendment shows the way forward for the framing of referendum questions. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Kippin, Sean and Berry, Richard (2013) The Electoral Commission’s advice to Parliament about the wording of any referendum question on the European Union shows welcome progress in its thinking. Democratic Audit Blog (30 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Kippin, Sean and Cullinane, Carl (2014) Yes or no, the Scottish independence referendum has been good for democracy on both sides of the border. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Kippin, Sean and Gilson, Christopher (2015) Interview: Professor Susan J. Carroll on the barriers facing women in politics on both sides of the Atlantic. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Kirkham, Richard and Martin, Jane (2014) The creation of an English Public Services Ombudsman: mapping a way forward. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Kitsing, Meelis (2013) The Estonian experience shows that while online voting is faster and cheaper, it hasn’t increased turn-out. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Knowles, Josie (2014) The East African Community should learn from the EU and mobilise public involvement immediately. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Korris, Matt, Mycock, Andy, Leston-Bandeira, Cristina and Kippin, Sean (2014) Meaningful scrutiny, or a PR stunt? experts respond to Ed Miliband’s proposal for a ‘Public PMQs’. Democratic Audit Blog (31 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Kurlantzick, Joshua (2014) Numerous mutually reinforcing factors are combining to push democracy into worldwide decline. Democratic Audit Blog (15 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Kölln, Ann-Kristin (2015) Despite their manifest flaws, political parties improve democracy and it is implausible that it could be successful without them. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

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Lacey, Nicola (2013) Denying prisoners the vote creates a barrier to their reintegration into society. Democratic Audit Blog (25 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Landemore, Hélène (2014) The Icelandic experience challenges the view that constitutional process must be exclusionary and secretive. Democratic Audit Blog (23 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Lara Otaola, Miguel Angel (2014) Perception is key in explaining when election results are, and aren’t, accepted by voters. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Larin, Stephen J. and Röggla, Marc (2016) Time to invite the ‘others’ to the table: a proposal to make South Tyrol more inclusive. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Nov 2016) Blog Entry.

Lawrence, Mathew and Gottfried, Glenn (2015) Tackling political inequality requires a “carrot and stick” approach. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Lawrence, Matthew (2014) For the good of society, we need a democratic reformation of finance. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Le Roux, Nat (2014) The Wright reforms changed Parliament, but there remains scope for further reform. Democratic Audit Blog (25 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Lehoucq, Fabrice and Koley, Kiril (2015) Electoral fraud is less common in proportional representation systems than it is in plurality systems. Democratic Audit Blog (19 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Lenard, Patti Tamara (2014) Canada’s “Fair Elections Act” risks disenfranchising voters and handing an advantage to wealthy candidates. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

Lent, Adam (2014) Britain is facing a crisis of democracy but the main parties cannot respond. Democratic Audit Blog (25 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Leston-Bandeira, Cristina (2015) The Digital Democracy Commission report is about far more than just digital. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Leston-Bandeira, Cristina (2014) Parliaments use social media mainly as a reporting tool rather than for public engagement. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Levitt, Ruth and Solesbury , William (2013) Government “tsars” need to be accountable, too. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Lichtner, Giacomo, Seymour, Mark and Abbenhuis, Maartja (2015) Between cohesion and division: reconciling the faultines of Europe’s past. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Lidén, Gustav (2016) Why do some local authorities have such poor websites? insights from Sweden. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Nov 2016) Blog Entry.

Little, Conor (2014) Political parties have a key role in addressing climate change, but their responses to date have been constrained. Democratic Audit Blog (15 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

Lloren, Anouk (2015) Building long-term relations of trust between civil society, voters and female politicians is essential to gender quotas’ success. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Lodge, Guy, Gottfried, Glenn and Birch, Sarah (2014) The political inclusion of young citizens. Democratic Audit, LSE Public Policy Group, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Lodge, Guy and Trench, Alan (2014) More devolution would benefit and improve the whole of the United Kingdom. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

Loughran, Thomas (2014) Values have a larger influence on the party choices of voters in European countries that have polarised party systems. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Loveday, Barry (2013) Back to the future by way of an Independent (Police) Commission: the Stevens Report in effect only pursues an established police agenda. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

Loveday, Barry (2013) Despite the manner of their election, Police and Crime Commissioners are bringing about a significant change in the governance of the police. Democratic Audit Blog (23 Jul 2013) Blog Entry.

Lovett, Clare (2015) Political marketing can be an asset rather than a threat to democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (02 May 2015) Blog Entry.

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Macleod, Alistair M. (2014) Recent developments in the United States vividly illustrate inequality’s threat to democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Marcinkiewicz, Kamil (2014) There are costs and benefits to rotating the names of candidates on ballot papers. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Marinova, Dani (2014) Economic performance does not necessarily improve when under-performing governments are ejected by the voters. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Marmura, Stephen E.M. (2014) The growth of conspiracy theorising is influenced by dominant media narratives and news framing practices. Democratic Audit Blog (22 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Marsh, Ian (2013) Parliamentary committees could hold the answer to Britain’s democratic decline. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Martinez i Coma, Ferran (2016) Free and fair? 2016’s elections so far, ranked by integrity. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Sep 2016) Blog Entry.

Matthews, David (2014) A 35-year experiment in public deliberations shows that democracy depends on a process of constant learning. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Matthews, Felicity and Geddes, Mike (2014) Appointments to public bodies are fraught with issues regarding executive control, politicisation and ministerial accountability. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

McAllister, Laura (2013) The UK Government’s recent approach to the Silk Commission has been inflexibile and unimaginative. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

McAngus, Craig (2015) How do nationalist parties reform their organisational profiles? The cases of Plaid Cymru and the SNP compared. Democratic Audit Blog (18 May 2015) Blog Entry.

McAngus, Craig (2015) The election has transformed Scottish politics, and created a context where another referendum is possible. Democratic Audit Blog (08 May 2015) Blog Entry.

McCrone, David, Smith, Graham, Katwala, Sunder, Kenny, Michael, Bonney, Norman, Mycock, Andy and Copus, Colin (2014) If England players must sing the national anthem at the football World Cup, it should not be ‘God Save the Queen’. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

McGing, Claire (2014) Sweden’s Feminist Initiative are on the rise, but what does the history of women’s parties tell us about their prospects? Democratic Audit Blog (23 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

McHarg, Aileen (2015) The constitutional implications of the rise of the SNP. Democratic Audit Blog (07 May 2015) Blog Entry.

McHargh, Aileen (2014) Devo-max could complicate David Cameron’s plans to repeal the Human Rights Act. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

McLean, Iain (2014) The Smith Commission Report is short, but packs a big punch. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

McLean, Iain (2014) What will it really cost to set up an independent Scotland? A critique of Patrick Dunleavy’s report. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

McLean, Iain (2013) William Gladstone might have the answer to the ‘West Lothian’ question. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

McLean, Iain, Brown, Coree, Bonney, Norman, McAngus, Craig and Cairney, Paul (2014) “Not bad for a 28-page report”: experts respond to the Smith Commission’s proposals on Scottish governance. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

McMahon, Simon (2013) The debate on accountability of public service partnerships needs to be evidence based. Democratic Audit Blog (15 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Melding, David (2013) Yes or no, the Scottish independence referendum will have a lasting impact on the coherence of the multi-national state. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Mell, Andrew (2015) The relationship between political donations and peerages shows the need for party finance and House of Lords reform. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Melo, Daniela F. and Stockemer, Daniel (2014) Evidence from Britain, France and Germany shows young people are engaged in more direct forms of political participation, beyond voting. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Mian, Emran (2014) If Westminster politicians think that a No vote in the referendum represents a final victory, they are in for a rude surprise. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Michener, Gregory (2015) The presence of more parties in a governing cabinet can encourage greater transparency. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Milazzo, Caitlin (2014) Voters in marginal constituencies know more about parties’ policy positions than those in safe seats. Democratic Audit Blog (09 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Miller, Carl and Tranchese, Alessia (2014) Social media may have the potential to truly enhance our democracy, but there is still distance to go. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Milner, Susan (2016) Emmanuel Macron and En Marche! – left, right or simply on the move? Democratic Audit Blog (18 Nov 2016) Blog Entry.

Miragliotta, Narelle and Jackson, Stewart (2014) Even decentralised parties aren’t immune from the instinct to centralise. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Mols, Frank (2015) 'Nudges' may be effective at times, but policymakers will be disappointed if they rely on them to tackle entrenched problems. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Mondon, Aurélien (2014) Disproportionate media focus risks elevating radical right insurgent parties to the status of serious contenders. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Morrison, Jenny (2015) Can ‘gender equality’ exclude feminist politics? The case of the Radical Independence Campaign. Democratic Audit Blog (20 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Munce, Peter (2013) Replacing the Human Rights Act would be a risk that could backfire on the Conservatives. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Musella, Fortunato (2015) The emergence of lucrative post-Prime Ministerial and Presidential business careers raises questions which go to the heart of democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Muñoz, Jordi and Tormos, Raül (2015) Economic considerations play only a limited role in explaining support for Catalonian independence, but could be crucial in deciding the final outcome. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Mycock, Andy (2014) There is much that can be learned from Scotland’s decision to lower the voting age for the independence referendum. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Mycock, Andy (2015) The manifesto for youth: young people are demanding to be heard in the General Election. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Mycock, Andy (2015) The next step for local government should be the right to pass primary legislation. Democratic Audit Blog (14 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Mycock, Andy and Tonge, Jonathan (2014) The Government needs to implement Youth Citizenship Commission proposals to turn schools into ‘sites of democracy’. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

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Niemi, Mari (2015) The Finns Party and UKIP have shared a similar journey from the outside to the mainstream. Democratic Audit Blog (15 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Norton, Lord (2014) The size of the House of Lords is pushing 900 – and needs to come down. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Jan 2014) Blog Entry.

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Oberman, Kieran (2014) Scottish independence referendum: voters should decide on the basis of what is best for everyone affected. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Oliver, Tim (2016) The UK needs a devolved government for London. Democratic Audit Blog (22 Jan 2016) Blog Entry.

Ormston, Rachel (2014) The perception that an independent Scotland would be fairer could prove decisive in the independence referendum. Democratic Audit Blog (09 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Overman, Claire (2013) The European Court of Human Rights’ decision in MH v UK highlights the shortcomings in Britain’s mental health law. Democratic Audit Blog (31 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Overman, Claire (2014) The Home Office’s exclusion of Dieudonné raises important issues regarding the protection of freedom of expression. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Overman, Claire (2014) The growing body of ‘right to die’ case law illustrates the issue’s growing prominence. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Overman, Claire (2013) The legal regulation of Muslim dress is controversial in the UK, but education could help eradicate prejudice. Democratic Audit Blog (08 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Overman, Claire (2014) The “right to be forgotten” demonstrates the need for legislative coverage of internet data protection. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

O’Rourke, Brendan, Hogan, John and Donnelly, Paul F. (2014) UK political elite networks are formed early in life and in specific fee-paying schools. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

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Pack, Mark (2013) ‘Does it scale?’ is the question that explains which political campaign technologies take-off. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

Pallett, Helen (2013) The Government is making positive steps towards direct citizen engagement with policy-making, but careful reflection on participation techniques is needed. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Parker, Simon (2013) Those who argue outsourcing endangers accountability are still fighting the last war. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Parsons, Alex (2016) Don’t let them lie: how we can start holding political advertising to account. Democratic Audit Blog (22 Sep 2016) Blog Entry.

Patrikios, Stratos and Shephard, Mark (2014) The democratic potential of youth assemblies and political forums in the UK: a case study of the Scottish Youth Parliament. Democratic Audit Blog (05 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Pautz, Hartwig (2014) Surprisingly, UK think tanks don’t often communicate with elected officials. Democratic Audit Blog (25 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Pavel, Carmen (2014) The only way to protect citizens from their governments is to divide sovereign authority between the national and international levels. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Pearce, Nick (2014) Painting in primary colours: political populism and the muted mainstream. Democratic Audit Blog (15 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Persson, Mikael, Sundell, Anders and Öhrvall, Richard (2014) The weather does not affect voter turnout, but only if voting is convenient for the public. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Jan 2014) Blog Entry.

Peters, Yvette (2015) Electoral participation has an impact on political and socioeconomic inequality. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Jun 2015) Blog Entry.

Pettit, Philip (2013) A response to Roger Scruton: no, democracy is not overrated. Democratic Audit Blog (23 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

Pettitt, Robin (2013) Party conferences are far from perfect, but our democracy would be worse off without them. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Phillipson, Gavin, Overman, Claire, Gearty, Conor and Mead, David (2014) “An opportunist piece of electioneering”: experts criticise the Conservatives’ Human Rights Act repeal pledge. Democratic Audit Blog (07 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Pirro, Andrea L.P. (2014) Historical legacies and national political contexts have shaped today’s far-right in Eastern and Central Europe. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Pollard, Amy (2014) Being part of a deliberative process can change citizen views and build legitimacy, but the key to impact comes from the public themselves. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Price, Martin (2014) A disconnected political class, poor communication from politicians, and inadequate political education continue to put young people off politics. Democratic Audit Blog (23 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Purvis, June (2013) The 1913 death of Emily Wilding Davison was a key moment in the ongoing struggle for gender equality in the UK. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

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Qvortrup, Matt (2013) The iPod generation demands a more bespoke version of democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (23 Oct 2013) Blog Entry.

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Rainsford, Emily (2014) Extending the franchise in Scotland to 16 year olds was progress which should be capitalised on, not rolled back. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Rainsford, Emily (2014) Political parties need to better integrate young members and give them the chance to influence policy. Democratic Audit Blog (07 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Ramsay, Peter (2013) Letting prisoners vote would undermine the idea that civil liberties are fundamental to democratic citizenship. Democratic Audit Blog (07 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Reher, Stefanie (2015) As long as politicians continue to ignore the concerns of the public, satisfaction with democracy will continue to decline. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Reid, Richard and Dunleavy, Patrick (2015) Is a British Senate any closer now? Or will the House of Lords still go on and on? Democratic Audit Blog (05 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Reid, Richard and Dunleavy, Patrick (2015) It is time to adopt a different approach to appointing members of the Intelligence and Security Committee. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Renwick, Alan (2014) Could Scotland buck the trend and vote ‘yes’? Democratic Audit Blog (05 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Renwick, Alan (2014) Scotland would benefit from adopting a more ambitious approach to its constitutional future. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Rich, Timothy (2015) Evidence from abroad suggests that mixed legislative systems have much to commend them, but close attention must be paid to national contexts. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Richards, Dave and Smith, Martin (2013) The Universal Credit fiasco shows that we need a new model of Ministerial accountability. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Ridyard, Richard (2014) Abolishing the monarchy would remove an obstacle to genuine democracy in Britain. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

Ridyard, Richard (2014) The government’s ban on prisoners receiving books is the antithesis of the rehabilitation revolution promised by Chris Grayling. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Ridyard, Richard (2014) The government’s rehabilitation policy is in crisis due to the Justice Secretary’s ready embrace of austerity. Democratic Audit Blog (30 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Ritchie, Ken (2013) All political parties, but particularly Labour, should embrace the cause of republicanism. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Romanova, Valentyna (2014) Strong sub-national parties do not automatically drive apart voter preferences at simultaneous multi-level elections. Democratic Audit Blog (30 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Rooduijn, Matthijs (2015) Populism has been used to describe countless and often conflicting political parties, but it can be defined. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Rossner, Meredith (2013) People who serve on juries are more likely to involve themselves in democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

Rowe, Ian (2013) Online political discussions tend to be less civil when the participants are anonymous. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Ruane, Sally (2014) Democratic engagement in the local NHS. Democratic Audit, LSE Public Policy Group, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Rumbul, Rebecca (2014) In the digital era, political activism can be individual as well as collective. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

Rush, Michael (2014) Ministers appoint special advisers for their policy expertise as much as for their partisan views. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Russell, Andrew (2014) The case for lowering the voting age is less persuasive now than at any point in the last 50 years. Democratic Audit Blog (16 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Ryan, Mark and Grewal, Gurchetan S. (2014) Internet voting: coming to a computer near you, though more research is needed to eliminate the risks. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

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Salmond, Rob (2014) Robust and partisan Parliamentary events like Prime Ministers Questions increase engagement with politics. Democratic Audit Blog (21 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Sani, Ibrahim (2014) Recent Nigerian experience illustrates the importance of ensuring that the institutional, financial, and operational powers of election management bodies are safeguarded. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Saunders, Ben (2013) The Scottish independence referendum need not include the rest of the UK, even though they are affected. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

Savigny, Heather (2015) The departure (and return) of “Page 3″: the media’s conflicted relationship with cover-ups. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Schoonvelde, Martijn (2015) Countries with less Government interference in the media have higher levels of voter knowledge. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Schuler, Paul (2016) How can we find out whether people are really turning against democracy? Democratic Audit Blog (10 Oct 2016) Blog Entry.

Seyd, Ben (2015) Expectation management: can politicians win back political trust by limiting what the public expects of them? Democratic Audit Blog (20 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Shah, Hetan (2015) Both the Government and the private sector must harness the transformative potential of data. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Shaw, Eric (2013) Labour’s union reforms risk handing power to the frontbench at the expense of party members. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Shaw, Richard and Eichbaum, Chris (2014) Ministers appoint special advisers for their policy expertise as much as for their partisan views. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Shephard, Mark, Quinlan, Stephen, Taqq, Stephen and Paterson, Londsay (2014) Citizenship education should give young people the skills and knowledge to participate in political debate on social media. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Silver, David (2013) The drive toward outsourcing public services is bypassing democratic oversight. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

Simpson, Joe (2013) Face to face contact is still the most effective way to persuade people to participate in elections. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Sloam, James and Kisby, Ben (2015) Education can provide both the opportunities and capabilities to make active citizens of our young people. Democratic Audit Blog (30 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Smith, Donna (2014) Gay politicians will only achieve equality when their sexuality is no longer deemed newsworthy. Democratic Audit Blog (14 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

Smith, Tim (2015) The UK electoral system now decisively favours the Conservatives. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Jun 2015) Blog Entry.

Snelling, Charlotte (2014) If local authorities are to succeed in increasing voter registration amongst young people, they must make use of direct recruitment. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Sobolewska, Maria (2015) The Conservatives’ BME MPs may be game changers in the way we think about ethnic minority representation. Democratic Audit Blog (07 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Stafford, James (2014) The Scottish currency issue has mercilessly exposed the contradictions between the SNP’s twin postures of liberation and compromise. Democratic Audit Blog (11 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Stecker, Christian and Tausendpfund, Markus (2016) The Danish effect: when citizens agree with public policy, they’re satisfied with democracy too. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Jun 2016) Blog Entry.

Stegmaier, Mary, Lewis-Beck, Michael and Smets, Kaat (2014) Minority candidates for Westminster continue to suffer electorally from ethnic and religious prejudice. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Jan 2014) Blog Entry.

Stockemer, Daniel and Calca, Patricia (2014) Evidence from Portugal shows that citizens in corrupt areas are more likely to vote in elections. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Stoddart, Ali (2014) Digital technology can help create the broader cultural change needed to address limitations in our current democratic system. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

Stoddart, Ali (2013) Politicians should use Twitter to engage more, and broadcast less. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Stoker, Gerry (2014) Allow young people to set the political agenda by giving youth parliaments the power to call referendums. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Strandberg, Kim (2015) Online discussion could foster more democratically focused citizens – but only if the forums in which they take place are designed with this aim in mind. Democratic Audit Blog (11 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Straw, Ed (2015) As well as being a democratic outrage, first past the post also has additional unseen consequences. Democratic Audit Blog (11 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Strelkov, Alexander (2015) National parliaments focus too much on subsidiarity and not enough on the actual content of EU proposals. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Sudilich, Laura (2014) Online platforms differ in their capacity to affect public opinion and increase public knowledge of the EU. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Sundström, Aksel and Wängnerud, Lena (2016) In places where corruption is endemic, women struggle to become local councillors. Democratic Audit Blog (27 Sep 2016) Blog Entry.

Swan, Sean (2015) The SNP’s exponential rise is throwing the British system of government into turmoil. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Swan, Sean (2015) An invitation to adventurism: the Fixed-term Parliaments Act can and will crucify a minority government. Democratic Audit Blog (30 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Swan, Sean (2016) The ultimate test for anti-Brexit MPs: will they resign their seats? Democratic Audit Blog (15 Nov 2016) Blog Entry.

Sweeting, David (2013) One year in, Bristol’s Mayoral experiment is making a difference to the city’s governance. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

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Talbot, Colin (2015) Supply side deficiencies in our parties, parliament, and local government each contribute to our democratic malaise. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Feb 2015) Blog Entry.

Talbot, Colin, Bottom, Karin, Wilks-Seeg, Stuart, Berry, Richard, Sweeting, David and Carter, Andrew (2014) A northern powerhouse, or an unwelcome imposition? experts respond to George Osborne’s Greater Manchester Mayor proposals. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Taylor, Ros and Klaas, Brian (2016) ‘If something isn’t done we’ve hit democracy’s high water mark. That’s billions of people and their life chances’ – Brian Klaas. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Oct 2016) Blog Entry.

Temple, Luke (2016) In a divided Britain, the pro-EU movement will have to be clear about what it wants. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Sep 2016) Blog Entry.

Terry, Chris (2013) In Britain’s first past the post electoral system, some votes are worth 22 times more than others. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

Thomas, Robert and Tomlinson, Joe (2016) Justice outsourced: why Concentrix’s tax credit mistakes matter. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Sep 2016) Blog Entry.

Thompson, Louise (2015) EVEL, Brexit, and the SNP: what does the 2015 election mean for the House of Commons? Democratic Audit Blog (27 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Thompson, Louise (2015) We shouldn’t focus solely on the Syria vote when assessing Parliament’s power over military deployments. Democratic Audit Blog (30 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

Thompson, Louise (2015) While far from perfect, the work of bill committees should not be underestimated. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Thompson, Louise, Allen, Graham, Berry, Richard and Blick, Andrew (2015) A significant loss to UK democracy: experts respond to the abolition of the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee. Democratic Audit Blog (29 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Thompson, Louise , Fielding, Steven and Price, Martin (2014) Engaging the already engaged, or letting people into politics? experts respond to Ed Miliband’s proposal for a ‘Public PMQs’. Democratic Audit Blog (30 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Tiemann, Gudio (2015) Electoral systems are significant in determining the structure of electorates. Democratic Audit Blog (26 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Tierney, Stephen (2014) Europe is entering the ‘age of the referendum’, but there is nothing to fear for European democracy if referendums are properly regulated. Democratic Audit Blog (22 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Tierney, Stephen (2015) The Smith Commission, federalism, or independence: Can the Union survive the election? Democratic Audit Blog (16 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Tierney, Stephen and Boyle, Katie (2013) Yes or no, 2014′s Scotland referendum carries significant constitutional implications. Democratic Audit Blog (08 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Tierney, Stephen, McLean, Iain, Bonney, Norman and Thornton, Kyle (2014) Scotland’s draft interim constitution: clear-sighted and sensible, or an SNP power-play? Democratic Audit Blog (18 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Tilley, James (2014) Age significantly impacts on the choices that voters make at elections. Democratic Audit Blog (28 Jan 2014) Blog Entry.

Tinkler, Jane (2014) PASC support for the creation of a single Public Services Ombudsman for England is welcome and timely. Democratic Audit Blog (03 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Tomkins, Adam (2015) The Scotland Bill implements and improves upon the Smith Commission recommendations. Democratic Audit Blog (01 Jun 2015) Blog Entry.

Tonge, Jonathan and Mycock, Andy (2014) Beyond the Youth Citizenship Commission: young people and politics. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Apr 2014) Blog Entry.

Trenow, Polly (2014) Sexism in local government is putting women off politics – it is time to do something about it. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

Trevitt, Vittorio (2014) Compulsory voting is controversial, but would represent a move towards genuine democratic empowerment. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Trevitt, Vittorio (2014) There is a strong case for the introduction of an elected tier of English regional government. Democratic Audit Blog (08 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Trevitt, Vittorio (2015) The UK would reap the benefits if it were to adopt the Swiss model of direct democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Jan 2015) Blog Entry.

Trevitt, Vittorio (2015) A written British constitution would do much to enhance Britain’s democracy and the wellbeing of its citizens. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

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Ulrichsen, Kristian Coates (2015) The geopolitical implications of the House of Commons’ decision to reject military intervention in Syria. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Usherwood, Simon (2013) Hand-waving as renegotiation: The UK’s (and EU’s) limited options. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

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Vaccari, Cristian (2014) Most political parties completely fail to respond to email enquiries, wasting an opportunity for politicians to reconnect with voters online. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Verthé, Tom, Beyens, Stephanie, Flacco, Fernanda and Nikolic, Louise (2015) Voters care about government formation even when the landscape is fragmented and coalition signals are ambiguous or absent. Democratic Audit Blog (24 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Vibert, Frank (2014) We should view democracy as a set of interconnected systems, spanning politics, the law, civil society, the market and regulation. Democratic Audit Blog (18 May 2014) Blog Entry.

Vidal, Fernanda (2014) The Mexican ‘Propietario’ and ‘Suplente’ system shows the degree to which quotas can empower women in politics. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Dec 2014) Blog Entry.

van der Meer, Tom (2015) Care is required when making assertions about the relationship between diversity and social cohesion. Democratic Audit Blog (09 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

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Wall, Matthew (2015) Diverse, popular, and growing in importance: Voter Advice Applications and the 2015 General Election. Democratic Audit Blog (23 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Waterman, Chris (2013) The recent history of school governance has been one of an accelerating decline in democratic accountability. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Jul 2013) Blog Entry.

Wauters, Bram, Maddens, Bart and Put, Gert-Jan (2014) How have Belgian parties changed their behaviour after the introduction of a gender quota for election candidates? Democratic Audit Blog (20 Mar 2014) Blog Entry.

Weitz-Shapiro, Rebecca and Winters, Matthew S. (2013) The Brazilian experience shows that voters are more forgiving of incompetence than they are of corruption. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

West, Ben (2014) The Palace of Westminster has the look and atmosphere of a private members’ club – so let’s start afresh. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

White, Stuart (2014) Taking democracy seriously demands that we identify and address the danger of oligarchy. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Whitely, Paul (2014) The techniques used in traditional election studies are not suitable for understanding modern electoral realities. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Wilkes, Laura (2013) Women are held back in local government by a culture that pigeonholes us into ‘women’s issues’. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Aug 2013) Blog Entry.

Wilkins, Andrew (2013) The recent history of accountability in the English state school system has been one of struggle over meaning and participation. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

Willett, Joanie (2013) The ‘English Question’, what we can learn from the Cornish Assembly Campaign, and why an English tier is not enough. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Williams, Laron K. and Somer-Topcu, Zeynap (2014) Motions of no confidence can negatively impact upon the public’s view of the Government. Democratic Audit Blog (05 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

Williams, Sierra and Cullinane, Carl (2015) Five minutes with Carl Cullinane on the Democratic Dashboard: “There’s a big difference between open data and accessible data.”. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Apr 2015) Blog Entry.

Williamson, Andy (2013) eVoting is a good idea, but it won’t happen any time soon. Democratic Audit Blog (17 Sep 2013) Blog Entry.

Wilson, Sophie (2016) Time’s running out: Brexit scrutineers Hilary Benn and Angus MacNeil need to get a move on. Democratic Audit Blog (25 Oct 2016) Blog Entry.

Winters, Kristi and Carvalho, Edzia (2014) The party leaders must ensure that the next set of election debates don’t focus solely on England. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Nov 2014) Blog Entry.

Wolkenstein, Fabio (2016) The Labour party, Momentum and the problem with intra-party democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (31 Oct 2016) Blog Entry.

Wolkenstein, Fabio (2016) Norbert Hofer, the friendly face of the populist right. Democratic Audit Blog (03 Oct 2016) Blog Entry.

Worthy, Ben (2014) The Maria Miller imbroglio shows that the MPs expenses system is beset by complexity and political meddling. Democratic Audit Blog (09 Apr 2014) Blog Entry.

Wyburn-Powell, Alun (2015) Can Labour recover to win in 2020? History says one thing, and the polls another. Democratic Audit Blog (21 May 2015) Blog Entry.

Wyburn-Powell, Alun (2014) MPs defections: a good career move which tends to form part of a wider political trend. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Sep 2014) Blog Entry.

Wyburn-Powell, Alun (2014) Mark Harper’s resignation may ultimately represent his best route back to ministerial office. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Feb 2014) Blog Entry.

Wyburn-Powell, Alun (2014) Political dynasties have featured prominently in British political history, but are declining in value. Democratic Audit Blog (01 Apr 2014) Blog Entry.

Wyburn-Powell, Alun (2014) “Safe seats” are only really safe as long as rival political parties neglect to target them. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Oct 2014) Blog Entry.

Wyburn-Powell, Alun (2013) The idea for a new National Liberal Party doesn’t add up. Democratic Audit Blog (25 Nov 2013) Blog Entry.

Wyburn-Powell, Alun (2014) The rise of multi-party politics heightens the chances of a perverse and unrepresentative outcome in next year’s General Election. Democratic Audit Blog (11 Jun 2014) Blog Entry.

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Young, Penny (2015) The 32nd British Social Attitudes Survey sheds a light on the public opinion trends that will decide the General Election. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Mar 2015) Blog Entry.

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Zeglovitz, Eva and Kritzinger, Sylvia (2014) Asking specific targeted questions can overcome misreporting and bring about greater accuracy in post-election surveys. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Jul 2014) Blog Entry.

Zoido-Oses, Paula (2014) The problem with nudge policies is that they threaten our freedom to choose to act well. Democratic Audit Blog (Aug 2014) Blog Entry.

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