Category Archives: About Political Innovation

Update: Audio file of Warren Hatter’s talk is now online

Tweet For those of you who came to the Political Innovation talk Warren Hatter gave a few months ago, he’s now posted an audio file of it here.

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What we’ve done so far in 2012

Tweet To date, in 2012, aside from the launch of Who Funds You, we’ve organised the following informal and conversational events in London. Crowdsourcing analysis for policymakers How open data is being used government, how it could be used as … Continue reading

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Can the use of behavioural insights ever really be mainstream in public policy?

Tweet Update: 28/11/2012: The audio from Warren’s talk can now be heard here. Lord Krebs, incoming President of the British Science Association was reported last week as criticising government use of ‘nudges’. Yet this amounts to a reservation that they … Continue reading

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New website highlights secretive world of think tank funding

Tweet Who Funds You? news release A new website launches today calling for think tanks and public policy campaigns to publish their annual income and name their major funders. For its pilot project, Who Funds You? – http://WhoFundsYou.org – asked … Continue reading

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It’s not what you play, it’s the way that you play it

Tweet Have you seen The Hunger Games yet? If not, don’t bother. I know it puts me in a minority of something approaching one in the world, but seriously: it’s rubbish. For those who have avoided the adaptation of Suzanne … Continue reading

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Politics and Gaming?

Tweet This is a guest post from Jude Ower, founder and CEO of PlayMob. Jude will be speaking at the What Policy Makers Can Learn from Gaming? event on 3rd April Seven billion hours per week are spent playing games. The average … Continue reading

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Has web-technology only brought one real innovation to politics?

Tweet The five ‘Translation Layer’ events that we’ve organised have attempted to break down the different kinds of innovative technologies that have changed politics in recent years. Four of the events cover the applications of technology. With apologies to the … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing policy: First, create a crowd

Tweet If there was one sound bite that stood out for me at the last Translation Layer event, it was Steph Gray’s ‘policy is written by those who show up’. If that’s the case (and it’s hard to argue against … Continue reading

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A confection of ideas – co-design & policymaking

Tweet The second in the 2012 Political Innovation ‘Translation Layer’ series – Co-Design & Policymaking – is happening tomorrow evening at 6.30pm. I hope to see you there. In a separate post here, I’ve outlined some of the more interesting examples of … Continue reading

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What to expect at Political Innovation’s London Events in 2012

Tweet We have five ‘Translation Layer’ events planned between 24th January and the 3rd April 2012. Full details can be seen here. At each event, there will be a short-ish talk followed by a discussion among participants. Personal networking is … Continue reading

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