From the LSE: From People’s Dissent to Royal Assent: Sylvia Pankhurst and the struggle for the vote. Recorded 8th May, Rachel Holmes who is completing a biography of Sylvia Pankhurst discusses Sylvia’s role in the suffrage movement.
The Influence Industry: The Global Business of Using Your Data in Elections. Tactical tech is monitoring these issues and will be releasing the following reports over the coming months: Maintaining power: how are data and digital influence techniques used in-between elections? What are the options for monitoring and controlling digital influence in political campaigning? Money, […]
Find out what the British public said in the latest Audit of Political Engagement published by the Hansard Society. This annual report also covers levels and nature of political engagement among adults, whether they access political news online or in print and their levels of interest and trust. All surveys since 2004 can be downloaded from […]
Elections centre established by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Associate Members of Nuffield College, Oxford has a wealth of data on local election results from 1964 onwards. They include local election data handbooks with results and analysis. Those from 1964-2011 can be downloaded free of charge, more recent handbooks are for purchase only. However, tables […]
A new educational resource from the National Archives designed for teachers of Key stage 1,3,5 – Suffragettes on File . It makes use of 40 original documents and has lessons planned around the theme. Topics include forcible feeding, window smashing campaign and the activities of the WSPU.
Vote 100 website. To mark the centenary of votes for women, Royal Holloway, University of London, and the UK Parliament have developed a free online course exploring the history of women’s rights and suffrage. To find out how to sign up for its launch, explore the Events Listing.
Recently, Mosireen launched its Internet “resistance archive,” 858 The collection includes footage shot during the revolution by both members and non-members from 18 days in January 2011 when activists protested in Tahrir square Egypt. At its outset it contained 858 items although more is being added. It is important that this is preserved as Egyptian government […]
Just released by the World Justice Project. It examines and ranks adherence to the rule of law in 113 nations and jurisdictions worldwide. Evidence is gathered from surveys. 5 questionnaires covering 9 factors. Find out more about the variables and methodology used on the website. Topics covered include: Constraints on Government Powers, Fundamental Rights, Order […]
Art of the March is an online archive and interactive presentation of protest signs and posters collected from the activists in the aftermath of the historic Boston Women’s March on January 21, 2017. There will be over 6,000 that can be sorted by concern, strategy and keyword. Topics covered include an insight into concerns raised […]
According to the latest annual report from Freedom House on the state of civil and political liberties worldwide the situation is worsening. They recorded 71 nations where conditions declined. Find out the best and worst countries from their coloured coded maps and rankings. These also cross-compare data for 12 years. Methodology is provided on the […]