Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Sunday, 18 April 2021
The latest issue of PQ is out now! You can see it here with many articles free to view.
Commentary Rolling Out the Pork Barrel by Deborah Mabbett
Corbynism and its Aftermath: Lewis Bassett and Jeremy Gilbert; Eunice Goes; Steven Fielding; Phil Burton-Cartledge; Jeremy Gilbert; Eric Shaw; Tim Bale; Lewis Bassett and Tom Mills; Jonathan Dean and Bice Maiguashca; Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite; Christine Berry; Patrick Diamond; James Meadway
Articles: David Judge; Françoise Granoulhac; Will Jennings, Lawrence McKay and Gerry Stoker; Jack Newman; Samuel Warner, David Richards, Diane Coyle and Martin J. Smith; Iain McLean and Scot Peterson; Christopher Massey; Mark Hayhurst
Reports & Surveys: Katy Hayward
Wednesday, 13 January 2021
SEE THE WEBINAR HERE!
How can we make sure elections in the UK are free and fair in the digital age? Unaccountable organisations use information about voters’ private lives to target them with messages. Fake 'bots' sow discord on comment pages. As the recent US election showed, it is harder and harder to police misleading fake news and disinformation. And in a digital age, tracking which party is spending what on campaigning becomes ever more complicated. In this webinar we draw on the expertise of academics, regulators and politicians to evaluate concrete proposals for achievable reform. Whether you are student of politics or interested citizen, this webinar contributes to the important work of trying to find a way to safeguard democracy.
Professor Helen Margetts OBE FBA. Professor Helen Margetts is Professor of Society and the Internet and Professorial Fellow at Mansfield College. She is also Director of the Public Policy Programme at The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.
Louise Edwards is Director of Regulation at the Electoral Commission, the main body charged with overseeing elections. She has expert knowledge of funding and spending at elections and referendums, registering political parties and enforcement work.
Damian Collins MP. As Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in 2017 he published one of the most authoritative reports on disinformation and fake news to date, making detailed recommendations for reform of electoral campaigning.