Every time I go to the library I discover another immobile pile of books, each online search reveals more articles. It always was going to be a very broad area of reading, I guess I thought I could keep it narrow, just participatory democracy says I.
With a pile of books to one side, a stash of photocopying on the shelf above me, and a drop box folder full of unread journal articles, do I keep going or stop, take stock of where I am and have a go at describing how I might write about this literature?
Recently, I lot of people have started asking 'how is the PhD going?'.... Slow, says I, but it is going.