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New Democratic Audit blog launched

Democratic AuditDemocracy and human rights in the UK is the focus of a new blog, launched this week (Monday 15 July) by Democratic Audit, based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The blog is the first of several new initiatives from Democratic Audit following its transfer of from University of Liverpool earlier this year. One of Britain’s leading NGOs tracking the health of democracy, human rights and freedoms in an evidence-based way, Democratic Audit is hosted within LSE's Department of Government and co-directed by Dr Jonathan Hopkins and Professor Patrick Dunleavy.

Democraticaudit.com, which already receives over 700 visitors per day, will pay particular attention to issues around elections, political parties, Parliament, government, human rights, civil liberties and freedoms.

Professor Patrick Dunleavy, said: “The quality of democratic institutions and the vitality of democratic processes can never be taken for granted. We are interested in the widest range of evidence-based contributions, including the political theory of democratic reform and improvement for mature liberal democracies, and comparisons of UK with other countries on democratic quality.

For more, see www.democraticaudit.com or follow it on Twitter @DemocraticAudit

Democratic Audit is run by Sean Kippin and Richard Berry who can be contacted at democraticaudit@lse.ac.uk  

17 July 2013