Tag Archive for "participation"

Evidence and the jury

February 3, 2016 – Simon Burall

As I said in my last two posts, I’ve been a juror on a crown court case for the last two and a half weeks. In this third post in a series of three, I reflect on whether my experience as a juror has taught me anything that might improve the contribution of participants in…

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What’s it actually like being a juror?

February 2, 2016 – Simon Burall

As I said in my last post, I’ve been a juror on a crown court case for the last two and a half weeks. In this second post in a series of three, I reflect on whether my experience as a juror has taught me anything that might improve the contribution of participants in deliberative…

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What jury service taught me about public engagement

February 1, 2016 – Simon Burall

I’ve been a juror on a crown court case for the last two and a half weeks. The case is over and I want to reflect on whether my experience as a juror has taught me anything that might improve the contribution of participants in deliberative public engagement processes that we run. This post ended…

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Reflections from Engage 2020 Conference – Citizen Voice in Responsible Research & Innovation

November 19, 2015 – Reema Patel

  Engage 2020 is a European Commission funded research project focused on sharing best practice in engaging the public about responsible research and innovation. The project culminated in a conference in Brussels last week, an opportunity to collaborate with and share best practice across the member states of the EU''s borders about effective engagement on…

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Room for inclusion and diversity?

November 16, 2015 – Simon Burall

Since we published Room for a View a month ago, one of the most fascinating lines of debate has been around its implications for inclusion and diversity. Some responses have suggested that the systems-based analysis doesn’t address a vital issue relating to the quality of our democracy; the inclusion of marginalised and excluded groups within the…

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Deliberation as compromise or sell-out?

October 23, 2015 – Simon Burall

Graham Smith of Westminster University’s Centre for the Study of Democracy gave me the space to think and the source material which stimulated my thinking as I wrote Room for a View. In his blog post responding to its publication, he highlights a significant tension contained within my analysis: “I worry that some deliberative theorists…

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Labour leadership (not the kind you think):  What childbirth can teach us about doing decision-making differently

September 5, 2015 – Amy Pollard

At Involve we think a lot about how to support leaders in government, policy making and the public sector to work differently as they make decisions.  Many leaders are accustomed to making decisions in the ‘decide, announce, defend’ model, where those with the highest authority take the lead and simply manage any backlash that gets…

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