- Sarah Cotterill and Liz Richardson: 'Changing the nature of transactions between local state and citizens: an experiment to encourage civic behaviour among callers to a Local Authority Contact Centre'
- Margetts H., John P., Escher T. and Reissfelder S. 'Can the internet overcome the logic of collective action? An experiment of the impact of social pressure on political participation'
- Graham Smith and Corinne Wales: 'Deliberation and internet engagement: an experimental analysis'
- Graham Smith and Corinne Wales: 'Facilitation and democratic deliberation: assessing the legitimacy of this intermediary role'
- Cotterill S., Richardson E., Stoker G. and Wales C.'Reinvigorating the Civic: Searching for a Rationale for our Research Programme' Paper presented to the Political Studies Association Conference in April 2008
- Peter John, Ed Fieldhouse, Hanhua Liu, ‘Explaining civic behaviour: models and evidence’ Paper presented to the Political Studies Association Conference in April 2008
- Graham Smith and Corinne Wales, ‘Experimenting with Deliberation’ Paper presented to the Political Studies Association Conference in April 2008
- Sarah Cotterill, Peter John, Hanhua Liu and Hisako Nomura, 'Mobilising citizen effort to enhance environmental outcomes: a randomized controlled trial of a door-to-door recycling campaign' February 2009 This paper has recently been accepted by the Journal of Environmental Management
- Liz Richardson and Peter John 'Is lobbying really effective? A field experiment of local interest group tactics to influence elected representatives in the UK', Paper presented to the ECPR Joint Sessions in Lisbon 14-19 April 2009
- Sarah Cotterill, Peter John, Hanhua Liu and Hisako Nomura 'How to get those recycling boxes out: A randomised controlled trial of a door to door recycling service' Final Report for the Project - February 2009
- Helen Margetts and Peter John, ‘Can the internet overcome the logic of collective action? An experiment of the impact of social pressure on political participation’, presented at the conference, Field Experiments in Comparative Politics and Policy, 1 and 2 July 2008, Chancellors Conference Centre, The University of Manchester
- Cotterill, S., Richardson, E. 'Ask me – I won’t say No – How could I?” An Experiment to Encourage Civic Behaviour Among Callers to a Local Authority Contact Centre', Paper presented at the Public Administration Committee conference in York 1-3 Sept 2008
- Cotterill, S., John, P. and Liu, H. ' How to get those recycling boxes out: a randomised controlled trial of a door to door recycling campaign'. Presentation at the Randomised Controlled Trials in the Social Sciences: Methods and Synthesis Conference, 30th September - 1st October 2008
Papers published in journals 2010
Sarah Cotterill and Liz Richardson (2010) Expanding the Use of Experiments on Civic Behaviour: Experiments with Local Government as a Research Partner - The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Vol 628 No 1, March 2010 pp 148-163. To view the abstract and pre-print version of this article, please go to the following links:
Sarah Cotterill, Peter John, Hanhua Liu and Hisako Nomura (2009) Mobilising citizen effort to enhance environmental outcomes: A randomized controlled trial of a door-to-door recycling campaign. Journal of Environmental Management.
Please see the following website to view this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.09.010
Peter John, Graham Smith and Gerry Stoker: 'Nudge Nudge, Think Think: Two Strategies for Changing Civic Behaviour' published in The Political Quarterly, Vol 80, No. 3, July-September 2009 pp 361-370
Please see the following web site to view this article: www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0032-3179
There is also a discussion of this paper on Matthew Taylor's blog which can be found at: http://www.matthewtaylorsblog.com/socialbrain/nudge-nudge-think-think/
Paper on Motivation, Behaviour and the Microfoundations of Public Services by Gerry Stoker and Alice Moseley written for 2020 Public Services Commission
PSA Conference 29 March - 1 April 2010 held in Edinburgh
To view the papers please go to the following links:-
Hisako Nomura, Sarah Cotterill and Peter John: 'The use of feedback to enhance environmental outcomes: a randomised controlled trial of a food waste scheme'
Liz Richardson and Peter John Who listens to grassroots? A field experiment on informational lobbying in the UK
Corinne Wales, Sarah Cotterill and Graham Smith: 'Do citizens 'deliberate' in on-line discussions forums? Preliminary findings from an internet experiment'
Alice Moseley and Gerry Stoker: 'Encouraging Civic Behaviour: A randomised controlled trial of interventions to influence organ donor registration'
APSA Conference 3-6 September 2009 -Toronto
Graham Smith, Peter John, Patrick Sturgis and Hisako Nomura: 'Deliberation and internet engagement: initial findings from a randomised controlled trial evaluating the impact of facilitated internet forums'
Liz Richardson and Peter John: 'Is lobbying really effective? A field experiment of local interest group strategies to influence elected representatives in the UK'.
York RCT Conference 14-16 September 2009
ECPR 10-12 September 2009 Potsdam, Germany
Graham Smith, Peter John, Patrick Sturgis and Hisako Nomura: 'Deliberation and internet engagement: initial findings from a randomised controlled trial evaluating the impact of facilitated internet forums'.
Graham Smith, Corinne Wales, Peter John, Sarah Cotterill, Pat Sturgis, Gerry Stoker and Hisako Nomura: 'Measuring the 'deliberative quality' of an online experimental mini-public: methodology and early results'
Helen Margetts, Peter John, Tobias Escher and Stephane Reissfelder: 'How many people does it take to change a petition? Experiments to investigate the impact of on-line social information on collective action'
PSA 2009 held at the University of Manchester Conference Centre, 7-9 April 2009
PSA April 2008
General Papers/Presentations 2010
Presentation by Sarah Cotterill on Nudges to the Bradford Working in Neighbourhoods Action Learning Network on 11 May 2010
Liz Richardson spoke on various radio stations on Neighbourhood Connections in relation to an event organised by Gumtree.com on 9th June 2010
Manchester City Council have done an article on the book collection in their recent magazine to Didsbury residents
General Papers 2009
General Conference Papers 2008
Peter John and Graham Smith - Presentation to CLG event on 23 October 2009 'Field Experiments in civic engagement and collective action'.
Sarah Cotterill and Liz Richardson - Presentation on 'Changing Institutional Behaviour to Encourage Civic Behaviour' to the NatCen/LSE Informing Public Policy: New Agendas for Social Research held on 23-4 April 2009
Hisako Nomura - Presentation on ' Can online deliberation transform citizens? Preliminary findings from an internet field experiment in the UK' at the NatCen/LSE Informing Public Policy: New Agendas for Social Research held on 23-4 April 2009 The presentations from this event are now available on line at the link below: www.natcen.ac.uk/conferences
Peter John, Ed Fieldhouse and Hanhua Liu ‘How civic is the civic culture? Mapping the routes to community participation using 2005 English Citizenship Survey ‘. Article submitted to Political Studies in February 2009
Article published in the October 2008 edition of We Can
Formal response to the Ministry of Justice Discussion Paper, A National Framework for Greater Citizen Engagement
Rebecca Askew, Sarah Cotterill and Stephen Greasley Book Chapter on ‘Citizens’ reflections on behaviour change policies’ to be published in September 2009