This site is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of digital era government. This site is run jointly by the LSE Public Policy Group (London School of Economics and Political Science) and the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford).
2011 - 2014

We are currently engaged in a three-year research programme on The Internet, Public Policy and Political Science: Collective Action, Governance and Citizen-Government Interactions in the Digital Era, which started 1st April 2011.

More information about this project is available in the OII press release, and project description page.

2009 - 2010
Emergent Leadership Screenshot

These experiments explored the dynamics of collective action on-line and tested empirically how different information environments affect collective action decisions at various stages in a mobilization. Specifically, we wanted to examine the effect of different forms of real-time ‘social influence’ on people’s participatory decisions.

Digital Exclusion Screenshot

This project opened the expert deliberation of costing digital exclusion by developing a Methodology for Costing the Impact of Digital Exclusion and then creating a digital exclusion project website to allow all Internet users to share their comments and critiques.


The Study on User Expectations of a Life Events Approach for Designing e-Government Services project for the European Commission investigated the new government landscape online and how eGovernment expectations among citizens and eGovernment services have changed. Project partners included: Deloitte, the Oxford Internet Institute, and Dear Media.

2004 - 2007

This UCL-based project forms part of the Communications Research Network
(CRN), a Knowledge Integration Community funded by the Cambridge-MIT
and co-funded by British Telecom. It brings together researchers from Cambridge University, MIT and University College
London – economists, public policy experts, management analysts, engineers and computer scientists – who together provide a uniquely

2005 - 2008
logo-european commission

Overcoming obstacles to improving European Public Services is a three year project funded by the European Commission and led by the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University. The research is identifying and exploring the barriers to eGovernment services and their legal foundations; and will propose legal and organizational solutions to overcome such obstacles.


A joint team from the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford have been awarded a grant from the Nuffield Foundation under their 'Access to Justice' research programme.

1998 - 2006

In June 2004 citizens voting in London had the chance to cast five simultaneous preferences. As in May 2000, the GLA Mayor and Assembly elections allowed voters to simultaneously register up to four preferences, to differentiate between their evaluations of mayoral candidates and political parties and to signal complex preference structures to politicians. And on the same day in the 2004 European elections Londoners had the additional choice of candidates to represent them in the European Parliament.

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