The 2017 Audit of UK Democracy

 

In 2017, Democratic Audit UK launches its latest Audit of UK Democracy. Unlike previous audits, each section is initially released in blog form, ensuring maximum impact.

The Audit is also available as an ebook (pdf download).

If you have any questions about this project, please email r.taylor6@lse.ac.uk

How democratic is the UK’s ‘Westminster Plurality Rule’ electoral system? Patrick Dunleavy and the Democratic Audit team

How democratic are the two big reformed electoral systems used in the UK – the ‘Additional Members System (AMS)’ and the ‘Supplementary Vote (SV)’? Patrick Dunleavy and the Democratic Audit team

How democratic are the UK’s two fully proportional electoral systems? Patrick Dunleavy and the Democratic Audit team

polling stationHow strong is the democratic integrity of UK elections? Are turnout, candidacies and participation maximised? Toby S James

How effectively is gender equality achieved in the political and public life of the UK? Sonali Campion and the Democratic Audit team

How effectively is the representation of minorities achieved in the UK’s public and political life? Sonali Campion and Ros Taylor

How democratic are the UK’s political parties and party system?  Sean Kippin, Patrick Dunleavy and the Democratic Audit team

pressure gaugeHow democratic and effective is the interest group process in the UK? Patrick Dunleavy

How well does the UK’s media system sustain democratic politics? Ros Taylor and the DA team

likeHow far does social media extend or threaten democratic processes and values? Does it foster or impede greater citizen vigilance and control over government? Ros Taylor and the DA team

How democratic and effective are the UK’s core executive and government system? Patrick Dunleavy

cake govHow representative and effective are the UK civil service and the wider public sector management system? Patrick Dunleavy

How democratic is the UK’s House of Lords, and how could it be reformed?  Sonali Campion, Patrick Dunleavy and Sean Kippin

How democratically accountable are the UK’s security and intelligence services? Sean Kippin and the Democratic Audit team

How effective is Parliament in controlling UK government and representing citizens? Artemis Photiadou and Patrick Dunleavy

How effective is the Westminster parliament in scrutinising central government policymaking – especially select committees? Patrick Dunleavy

supreme courtHow democratic is the basic constitutional law of the UK? Michael Gordon

How democratic is the Brexit process? Joelle Grogan

cairnHow democratic is the overall set-up of devolved government in the UK? Diana Stirbu and Patrick Dunleavy

How democratic are the central institutions of devolved government in Scotland? Malcolm Harvey

How democratic are the key institutions of devolved government in Wales? Jac Larner

lion stormontHow democratic are the institutions of devolved government in Northern Ireland? Alan Whysall

How democratic is the devolved government of London? Andrew Blick and Patrick Dunleavy

paul dennett salfordHow democratic is local government in England? Colin Copus and the DA team

statueHow democratic is local government in Wales? James Downe

How democratic is local government in Scotland? James Mitchell

How democratic is local government in Northern Ireland? James Pow

How democratically organised and effective are the London boroughs in serving the capital’s population? Tony Travers

eu flagHow democratic is the UK’s participation in the European Union? Stuart Brown

workers 180How democratic is the protection of workers’ rights in the UK? Ewan McGaughey

grenfell muralHow effectively are class inequalities controlled in the UK? James Pattison and Tracey Warren

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