Just launched this major project funded by National Endowment for the Humanities which will provide free access to visualisations on a state level of how Americans voted for their legislators, 1787–1825. Follow the progress on their blog. It will be building on the electoral data already available from the New Nation votes project
With the UK general election coming soon, try the latest annual audit of Democratic engagement from the Hansard Society. The report is based on an annual survey of the public conducted by Ipsos MORI between 2 December 2016 and 15 January 2017 with a representative quota sample of 1,771 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain. […]
Free access to this reference book from the Library of Congress. It includes essays and statistics designed for the general public which trace the history of women’s representation in the US parliamentary system.
A database from the University of Nottingham which offers insight into the political history of Europe and the government of 48 nations from (1848-2015). It is possible for users to get data on the process of political institutionalisation trends in party systems, types of political system, electoral volatility and the composition of individual governments in […]
Second defeat for Brexit in the House of Lords this week: Read the transcript in Lords Hansard – part one Read the transcript in Lords Hansard – part two Read the transcript in Lords Hansard – part three Lords divisions (votes) results Other UK parliament papers released this week on the topic are: The Government’s negotiating […]
Newspapers pay a key role in forming the opinion of the French electorate according to the recent Baromètre des médias, l’intérêt des Français pour l’actualité au plus bas depuis 2002 published last week by the newspaper La Croix and Kantar Public. According to this in terms of the 2017 presidential election 74% felt that the […]
A new framework of guidelines as been issued by IFES which will help officials monitor, assess and respond to gender violence during elections. Other useful international organisations examining women and political participations include the IPU they have up to date figures on women’s parliamentary representation worldwide. They also maintain a free bibliographic database where you […]
See the website of the Womens March on London 2017 which has details on the global movement. There is also a statement about it on the Womens Equality Party website An interesting initiative is We the people which is a crowd-sourced project backed by artist Shepard Fairey. The initiative is seeking to raise funds to […]
On inauguration day The Guardian news is experimenting with a number of live news features. See the first filmed inauguration in 1901 via the Library of Congress website. And the draft of his speech with amendments!
Ahead of the inauguration the Internet Archive has launched its own special Trump collection. It currently has over 700 video, news broadcasts, televised debates and interviews online. There is also a fact checked file of statements made in the interviews which has been prepared by FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, and The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Fact Base […]