A major German project is examining the influence of Google algorithms on political news search results. Algorithm Watch is produced in cooperation with six “Landesmedienanstalten”, the regulatory authorities for new media in the German federal states of Bavaria (BLM), Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb), Hesse (LPR Hessen), Rhineland-Palatinate (LMK), Saarland (LMS), Saxony (SLM) plus the University Kaiserslautern and Spiegel […]
The Latest report from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University examines the role of traditional and new media during the 2016 presidential election campaigns. It examines who supported Trump and has mappings of Twitter news sources for both campaigns.
Following on from the Labour party resurgence The London office of the think tank Policy Network has recently launched State of the Left to offer free access to news and reports on centre-left parties and elections worldwide. It has a poll tracker charting progressive politics in nations worldwide and it is possible to sign up […]
The second annual Burson-Marsteller’s Twiplomacy survey examines how the main social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat.are used by world leaders, diplomats and international organisations. It includes country files with lists of key social media actors, and rankings of the most influential world leaders. Entries for organisations have interesting text on the […]
BFI Player’s fascinating collection of election films from the early 20th century to the 1970s They range from the funny Clangers voting cartoon from 1974 (ask your candidate in 2017 – are you offering free soup for all!) to a 1912 film of George Lansbury in the ‘suffragette election’ and in Bolton a suffragette addresses […]
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 […]