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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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All political parties must commit to open government | Joint letter | UK Open Government Network

January 23, 2015 – Tim Hughes

Over seventy members of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network, including Involve, have written to political parties calling on them to commit to open government and the Open Government Partnership. The joint letter calls on political parties to: 1. State their commitment to the open government principles of transparency, participation and accountability in your…

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Power, politics and open government

July 23, 2014 – Tim Hughes

Last week I was lucky enough to be in Berlin for the Open Knowledge Festival 2014. As much as I know I should, I often struggle to blog after events. Fortunately this time I was cornered by our friends at The Engine Room, who forced me to reflect on my takeaways from the two days. So…

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So the public can’t be trusted with the justice system?

December 14, 2012 – Simon Burall

It’s now three weeks since I appeared in front of the Public Administration Select Committee as part of their inquiry into Public Engagement in Policy Making.  As is always the way, I continue to think of better ways I could have answered their questions. One exchange continues to rankle. If you’ve got the energy then…

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Elections, but no democracy

May 24, 2012 – Tim Hughes

This post is drawn from involve’s newsletter. You can sign up to the newsletter on the homepage.  The past few months have been a fun, interesting and exciting time for us at Involve - taking over the Sciencewise programme, as Simon has written about, but also supporting three very different projects in the Creative Councils programme, holding a series of webinars…

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