Led by Dr Alan Renwick, this project examined the changing character of democracy in the UK since 1945. The research focuses particularly on the changing roles that institutional structures have given to citizens and on how expectations regarding these roles have gradually shifted over time. It explored discourse particularly in the context of political reform debates, such as those on electoral reform. The research was funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
- Faces on the Ballot: The Personalization of Electoral Systems in Europe (Oxford University Press, 2016), co-authored with Jean-Benoit Pilet.
- "The Quality of Referendum Debate: The UK's Electoral System Referendum in the Print Media", with Michael Lamb, Electoral Studies 32, no. 2 (June 2013), 294-304.
- "The Expenses Scandal and the Politics of Electoral Reform", with Michael Lamb and Berna Numan, Political Quarterly 82, no. 1 (January-March 2011), 32-41.