Tag Archive for "participation"

Participation Lab: A mad pre-Christmas idea?

December 10, 2014 – Simon Burall

Coming back to your RSS feeds after a long time is a bit like seeing an old friend after too long: it can take a bit of time to get going, but there are so many interesting things to catch-up on; so much fun to be had. I managed a partial catch-up last night and came across…

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The design of healthcare institutions benefits greatly from citizen participation: Claudia Landwehr

December 9, 2014 – Emily Graham

In this blog-post on Democratic Audit UK, Claudia Landwehr outlines how citizen participation can be beneficial in the design of healthcare institutions. The full article is available here.   Here is an excerpt in which Claudia Landweh describes about her research: "Engaging citizens in institutional design Are citizens interested in questions of institutional design? Or is the matter too abstract and…

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Trusting politicians on democratic reform is a mugs game

September 22, 2014 – Simon Burall

  The moments when the opportunity for real constitutional reform come around are rare, very rare. This is as it should be. Such reforms have long-term implications for the relationship between citizens and government. This kind of change shouldn’t be made quickly; it requires reflection and a focus on the future of the nation as…

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A constitution by the people of Britain

July 8, 2014 – Simon Burall

There's an interesting article in the Telegraph today. It asks whether a constitution for the UK would help "stop some of our ancient liberties being eroded by membership of the EU." This is interesting because Conservatives are often unsupportive of enshrining rights in a codified form such as a constitution. As the author of the…

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Technology and democratic participation: friend or foe?

Date: 08 Jul 2014

On 8th July, join leading figures, Tiago Peixoto, Maria Nyberg, Catherine Howe, Graham Smith, and Simon Burall to discuss the interaction of technology and democratic participation in an event organised in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Democracy Visions and scenarios of the impact of the interaction between information and communication technology (ICT) and…

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Involve@10 – Visions of democracy: Storify

February 5, 2014 – Tim Hughes

Storify of our 10th birthday celebrations on 4th February '14, including reflections from Geoff Mulgan (founding chair), Stella Creasy MP (former deputy director), Simon Burall (director) and Ed Mayo (chair). [View the story "Involve @ 10 - Visions of democracy" on Storify]

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A democracy fit for the future?

February 4, 2014 – Simon Burall

The democracy revolution is not inevitable and Involve has a central role in helping to make it happen: this post highlights my vision for a democracy fit for the 21st Century and is based on what I said at Involve's 10th Birthday party tonight.  As the ever brilliant XKCD points out (see partial screen grab below),…

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