Tag Archive for "participation"

Civic Activism Awards – Learning Support Part 1

August 13, 2015 – Tim Hughes

As part of Building Change Trust's Civic Activism Awards, Involve and Democratic Society will be working with the Trust to deliver support to successful awardees. Tim Hughes is leading Involve's work on the awards and we've included an excerpt from a chat with Tim below. You can read more on the Building Change Trust website. What type of work…

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We’re recruiting for two Policy Researchers at Involve

Published: July 2, 2015

Vacancy: Policy Researcher (x 2) Pay: £22,500 - £27,500 Hours: Full time – 35 hours a week Start Date: As soon as possible Location: 33 Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR – near Old Street London Underground Station   Two exciting roles are opening up at Involve, a think-tank and a charity on a mission to…

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Your vote isn’t important

April 24, 2015 – Simon Burall

I'm on a fortnight's writing retreat to read up on democratic theory and reflect on our work of the past 6 years. My conviction that fixating on voting reform (while important) won't miraculously lead to meaningful democratic reform has been reinforced.  Involve’s work is based on both the theory and practice of public engagement. This…

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Do the main parties REALLY want to share power?

April 17, 2015 – Simon Burall

The two main party manifestos contain a number of immediate headline grabbers such as the budget responsibility lock and the state pension triple lock. But what do their sales pitches tell us about how much control the two parties want to share with the citizens who will vote them in? The mood music is good.…

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Announcing the design of NHS Citizen

April 14, 2015 – Emily Graham

The NHS Citizen project team has now published the design for NHS Citizen on a new microsite. For the last year and a half, the project team has been working on developing and designing NHS Citizen – commissioned by NHS England to develop a blueprint for how citizens can play a more active role in…

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Is understanding the main barrier to engagement?

March 16, 2015 – Simon Burall

The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement has released the results of their website poll exploring what barriers individual researchers identify as stopping them engaging the public in their research. The accompanying blog post notes that nearly 30% of researchers point to lack of understanding about how to do engagement well as the main barrier. I find this…

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Ed Mayo on Radio 4’s the Moral Maze: The transcript

February 18, 2015 – Amy Pollard

This is the transcript of our chair of Trustees, Dr Ed Mayo, appearing on BBC Radio 4's flagship programme for moral debate, the Moral Maze, on Wednesday 18th February.  The subject of the programme was whether it is immoral to be apathetic about politics. (Section with Ed Mayo begins at 19 mins, 41 secs) Michael Buerk…

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Is it a moral duty to vote?

February 17, 2015 – Tim Hughes

Tomorrow evening our Chair of Trustees, Ed Mayo, is entering the lions' den of the Radio 4's Moral Maze to discuss whether or not it's a moral duty to vote. In true participatory style, we want to hear your thoughts. Is it a moral duty to vote? Should we introduce compulsory voting? What are the alternatives?…

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