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For anyone who has ever asked themselves "why is politics still done like this?"
- adamsmith89 on No 2: The politics of buying stuff
- كن مع الله ولا تبالى on Political innovations – how to draft an introductory essay
- Ary gejuz on Political innovations – how to draft an introductory essay
- Update: Audio file of Warren Hatter’s talk is now online 6 December 2012
- What we’ve done so far in 2012 2 October 2012
- Policymaking in the Cloud: Doing Things Differently
- No 8: The broadening inkblot: Self-improvement for people who read newspapers (and blogs…)
- No 7: Breaking the monopolies that control the way schools are designed
- No 6: Citizen-control of personal information
- No 5: Government information? Get the public to provide it!
- No 4: See Change – opening policy research to the public
- No 3: Assertion-flagging: for less partisan, prejudiced blogging
- No 2: The politics of buying stuff
- No 1: Towards Interactive Government
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Tweet For more information on the Political Innovation project, you can e-mail Mick Fealty [twitter] by using this spam-proof link or Paul Evans [twitter] using this spam-proof link. For anyone who has ever asked themselves “why is politics still done like this?”
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Banned List Google Chrome Extension
Tweet Just a quick one, from my friend Andrew Regan, developer behind Poblish (among other things): Here is a Google Chrome ‘Banned List highlighter’ extension – helps you identify pages that have words from John Rentoul’s ‘Banned List’ and even … Continue reading
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The problem with think-tanks: Introduction
Tweet I wrote recently in The Guardian about what I perceive to be a crisis in the political think-tanks. This crisis is ostensibly brought on by two factors, the first is the inevitable (but slow) tidal drift of ideology and … Continue reading
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No 8: The broadening inkblot: Self-improvement for people who read newspapers (and blogs…)
Tweet If you’re reading this, you’re probably a regular lurker around the blogosphere and the longer, cleverer articles on media websites. You may even go further than that and comment occasionally, “Digg”, share or “like” postings on Facebook. And if … Continue reading
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Full details of the Edinburgh event confirmed: Here’s the Need To Know…
Tweet Here’s the NTK for Edinburgh Political Innovation (below). The main plenary session at lunchtime has been confirmed: Can Scotland harness the power of its own blogosphere?
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Changemakers shouldn’t design a better world. They should design better feedback loops
Tweet As a motto, it’s hard to beat, isn’t it? It’s not ours either – it’s Owen Barder’s. Read all about it here.
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Is social or design innovation always a political act?
Tweet Cameron Tonkinwise is asking … “is social innovation a means of circumventing politics?” “….what happens if design-based social innovation is not just a way of avoiding conventional, explicit politics, but a way of undermining politics altogether? What if scaling … Continue reading
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