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William F. Buckley and the Decline of American Discourse

In this article published online and in print for MIT’s The Tech, I review a presentation about William F. Buckley and… Read more William F. Buckley and the Decline of American Discourse

Causation, Correlation, and Big Data in Social Science Research

In this article co-authored with Ralph Schroeder, published in Policy & Internet, we draw on interviews conducted with researchers at… Read more Causation, Correlation, and Big Data in Social Science Research

Welcome to Britain’s first ever prime ministerial primary

In this article, published on the LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog, I argue that the Labour leadership election is Britain’s first example of a US-style primary election.

Ad hoc encounters with big data

In this article published in FirstMonday, written with Morten Fjeld, Paweł Woźniak and Bonnie Nardi, we explore the possibilities for engaging… Read more Ad hoc encounters with big data

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook: who are the world’s most popular football clubs?

I am quoted in this Guardian article by Jamie Jackson, discussing how football clubs have adapted to the popularity of social media… Read more Twitter, Instagram, Facebook: who are the world’s most popular football clubs?

What the Thornberry affair tells us about politicians online

In this article, published on the LSE’s British Policy and Politics blog, I argue that Emily Thornberry’s Twitter gaffe shows… Read more What the Thornberry affair tells us about politicians online

Why big data has some big problems when it comes to public policy

A presentation I gave is discussed in this Washington Post article about big data and policy making.

We are entering an era in which multi-party coalitions are the norm rather than the exception

In this article, published on the LSE’s British Policy and Politics blog, I argue that the current coalition government is… Read more We are entering an era in which multi-party coalitions are the norm rather than the exception

Fahrenheit 404: Party attitudes to web archiving are a worrying sign for digital-era democracy

In this article, written with Mor Rubinstein for the LSE’s British Policy and Politics blog, we examine how British political parties… Read more Fahrenheit 404: Party attitudes to web archiving are a worrying sign for digital-era democracy

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