Category Archives: About Political Innovation

Co-design and policymaking – London event on 7th February

Tweet In the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen just how powerful a concept collaborative authoring is. Using little more than standard blogging tools and a creative use of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests, campaigners Sue Marsh and Kaliya Franklin … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing analysis for policymakers? What could possibly go wrong?

Tweet I’m looking forward to the ‘Crowdsourcing Analysis for Policymakers‘ event next week, with Andrew Stott kicking the evening off with some of his experiences working on the Government’s Open Data and Transparency Programme. We’re expecting a packed house but … Continue reading

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Full list of the Political Innovation ‘Translation Layer’ 2012 events now confirmed

Tweet Just a quick short post to highlight the 2012 ‘Translation Layer’ events. All speakers and dates have now been finalised – full details here. I’ve already written up a more detailed outline of the first event – Crowdsourcing Analysis … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Analysis for Policymakers

Tweet Crowdsourcing Analysis for Policymakers is the first of five planned Political Innovation Translation Layer evening events in the new year. These free events are taking place and the Adam Street Club just off The Strand in London. Get your tickets … Continue reading

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Edinburgh & Belfast events – a round up

Tweet There’s not too much to add to the comprehensive write-ups of the Edinburgh and Belfast events that Mick has posted on Slugger O’Toole apart from a remark about how good it was to meet so many new people that … Continue reading

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What’s happening on Saturday in Belfast

Tweet We had over eighty people along for the Political Innovation event in Edinburgh on Saturday. Slugger O’Toole has a write up here, and Bruno Panara has pulled together a good timeline using Storify here.

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Who’s coming to Political Innovation in Edinburgh on Saturday?

Tweet We asked people registering to tick a few boxes. Those questions aren’t that easy to read and some are cut off on Eventbrite’s reporting display, so here are the questions in full from the registration system: It’s about as … Continue reading

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Citizen engagement exchange

Tweet This is a guest post by Mick Phythian. In many ways, it makes a similar point to the series of essays on this site entitled ‘What Politicians Need to Know about social public information’ – but a good deal … Continue reading

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What politicians need to know about social public information pt4: Lessons from effective hacktivism

Tweet Enlightenment thinkers were wide awake to the dangers of direct democracy as demands for the franchise increased. The concerns raised by thinkers such as Burke, Mill or DeTocqueville remain very pertinent to the discussions around the idea of The … Continue reading

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What politicians need to know about social public information pt3: Breaking public sector info-monopolies

Tweet We’ve seen that it’s possible for manufacturers to rely upon social spaces to do their marketing for them with minimal input from themselves – and how the benefits of doing so can outweigh the advantages of the controlled message. … Continue reading

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