No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, you will agree that politics has fundamentally changed over the last few years. My goal is to explain what happened and chart the way ahead.

Areas of Expertise

My focus is to share advances made in the general area of political methodology,
including both quantitative and qualitative approaches.


Political analysis covers power relations, structures and beliefs. Power is exercised at all levels in society but mostly focused on government, economy, society and technology.


We cover the entire political cycle: agenda setting, policy formulation, decision making, implementation and evaluation.
Our main focus is on the first three steps.


We cover the production, dissemination, and measurement of effects of political information, both through mass media and heavily customised, using machine learning and network analysis.


Read Serena’s take on recent events

In its final weeks, Donald Trump’s failed presidency sunk to previously unimaginable […]
Putin. Erdogan. Orban. Bolsonaro. Trump… Western European defeatists tremble at the mere […]
Racism is the belief in the superiority of one race over another–usually […]
Try to name one aspect of your life that is not digitising […]
Traditional parties are faltering. Centre-right Christian Democrats witness slow but steady decline. […]
Will the populist wave fade out sooner rather than later? One might […]
Much has been speculated about the rise of populist, nationalist and reactionary […]
Why Piketty’s wrong (again): It’s the hump, not the trunk! Much has […]
“You really have to be an idiot to be a nationalist,” says […]
Nationalists (such as Brexiteers) often claim that different countries couldn’t possibly work […]