Books & Reports

Books & Reports

  • Building the digital parliament The World e-Parliament Report 2016, which I authored, is now available. It reveals how digital and social technologies have supported deep changes in the operational environment and cultural landscape of parliaments. The data behind the report tells a story of the digital parliament as a living entity, directly linked to those it serves in ways ...
  • My new book: From arrogance to intimacy – a handbook for active democracies We have a problem. Our democracy is broken, we distrust politicians, despair at the rise of bureaucracy and we feel ignored. In ‘From arrogance to intimacy – a handbook for active democracies‘ Martin Sande and I want to challenge you to improve how our representatives are chosen, policy is made, budgets allocated and services delivered. ...
  • New poetry collection: Lost. And Found My new collection of poetry has just been published, you can buy a nice retro print copy from Amazon UK or Amazon.com (it’s worth it as the print quality is better!) or take a look online and download it if you want to:
  • Social Media Guidelines for Parliaments I’ve just finished writing a guide for Parliaments on good practice in Social Media for the Inter-Parliamentary Union with support from the Association of Secretaries General of Parliament (ASGP), the IFLA Section on Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments and the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament. The guide defines the scope, purpose and value of ...
  • The internet and the 2010 election “Described variously as a non event, the dog that didn’t bark and a flop, the UK’s first net election shocked all but the wise and sober in failing to refashion the landscape of British electoral politics That was Stephen Coleman talking about the 2001 General Election in the Hansard Society’s ‘Cyberspace Odyssey: Elections in the age ...
  • Political parties are digital followers not leaders Behind the Digital Campaign examines the work done by the political parties’ digital teams in the build up to the 2010 election. It demonstrates how their strategies have been influenced by digital campaigns in other countries and outlines the development of the ‘perpetual campaign’. It concludes that while the internet ...
  • Researching with Communities Researching with communities presents a range of personal and grounded perspectives from academics, researchers and practitioners on undertaking research in ways that promote and privilege the voice of the community, is respectful of local or indigenous practices and is culturally safe. Most definitely not a ‘tick list’ for approaching community-inclusive ...
  • PhD Thesis: A model for emergent citizen-focussed local electronic democracy Situated within the emerging fields of Digital Democracy (eDemocracy) and Community Informatics (CI), this mixed methods research explores the factors affecting the uptake of electronic democratic (eDemocracy) processes in a regional community setting from a citizen-driven (bottom–up) perspective. Critical social theory and a social-critical approach were used to guide sequential phases of data collection. Phase ...
  • Intermission A collection of poems, prose poems and images that spans place, time and circumstance. Order ‘intermission‘ my collection of poetry and prose poems here
  • Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management Edited by Elayne Coakes & Steve Clarke. Published 2005. Order now from Amazon…
  • Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities With Information and Communication Technology Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities With Information and Communication Technology Edited by Stewart Marshall, Wal Taylor & Xing Huo Yu. Published 2005. Order now from Amazon…