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The documentary evidence project, which has involved academic input from LSE Ideas and Russian Academy of Sciences, among others, has been examining materials from the Foreign Policy Archive of the Russian Federation (AVPRF), the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and Presidential Archive (APRF), UK National Archives (PREM, FO and CAB files), […]
Find out by reading the results of this interesting recent survey from the Centre for Macroeconomics. It also covers Brexit- why did votes ignore the advice of economists. What were their reasons? The website has details on the response of the economic experts to the survey as well as information on methodology.
If you are attending music festivals over the summer take a look at the blog from this research project which is being funded under the AHRC’s Connected Communities Programme. It is being led by Professor George McKay at the University of East Anglia. It is considering the cultural impact of festivals on local communities, impact of […]
The total number of terrorist attacks and total deaths due to terrorist attacks worldwide decreased by 12% in 2015, according to the latest annual update of the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) from The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). The database is the largest open-access database including information on […]
Download the Digital index from Barclays to find out more. Based on a survey of 10,000 working adults in 10 countries, it enables a cross national comparison of skills levels and confidence. The six categories examined were: researching and evaluating information, communicating and collaborating, protecting data and devices, content creation and coding, solving problems and […]
This site has been created by Remain activist Sarah Noble: Associated with Vote Leave Watch It seeks to hold Leave campaigners accountable. In response to the Leave promise that £350 million that was previously “sent” to the EU would be given to the NHS it has created the website What does Boris owe? which calculates the amount he owes […]
A web archive created by UCLA and hosted by Archive.it has harvested snapshots of 46 key websites taken during the period of the UK European Union membership referendum from 11 May-20th June. They include official UK government sources, Remain and Leave campaigns. It is possible to browse or conduct a keyword search. Each entry has […]
Yes according to a new report Redefining criminality published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies which considers public attitudes to corporate and individual offending. It found that the majority of the population considered fraud by bankers and firms more serious than shoplifting. The study was based on a YouGov survey which sampled 1,745 […]
A crowdsourcing game called Gender balance is trying to gather information about women in politics. The data collected will then be fed into the everypolitician site. This will be an alternative to IPU reporting which comes from member parliaments.
With the ongoing Labour Party contest you might want to compare politicians. A great source of free open data about the UK is theyworkforyou EveryPolitician covers almost every country in the world and data can be searched by date and name for each country. It can be downloaded in 2 formats: in CSV (excel spreadsheets) or […]