Tag Archive for "deliberation"

Involve on ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ podcast

February 5, 2018 – Sarah Allan

If you’re interested in public engagement and democracy, then listen to 'Rescuing Democracy: from Ancient Athens to Brexit' - the latest ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ podcast with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd. It features interviews with Professor Jim Fishkin (inventor of the deliberative poll), David Van Reybrouck (author of ‘Against Elections’) and me (on behalf of Involve).…

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Deliberative engagement and small & medium sized businesses

February 28, 2017 – Clive Mitchell

Involve was a partner in an EU-wide project in 2015/16 exploring the use of deliberative engagement to tackle complex problems in small and medium sized businesses. You can read more about the project here. The project's outputs included a short, practical guide for using deliberative engagement with small and medium sized businesses and an overall synthesis…

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Looking for a better conversation about Carbon

October 16, 2014 – Clive Mitchell

I'm risking a "why, oh why, oh why" moment here, but why can't we have a better national conversation about climate change and energy policy? The current national conversation (if I can grace it with that term) consists largely of mediated conversations in our newspapers, radio and TV. With some notable exceptions, this mediated debate…

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Envisioning the library of the future

January 2, 2014 – Tim Hughes

Involve and Dialogue by Design (DbyD) were commissioned by the Arts Council England (ACE) to explore with citizens the purpose and value of public libraries. Over the course of September Involve ran a series of deliberative workshops across England and an online consultation to gather people's views – as citizens and taxpayers – on what…

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World Forum for Democracy

November 20, 2013 – Tim Hughes

Next week I’ll be taking part in the World Forum for Democracy, hosted by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. It promises to be a fascinating three days of discussion on democracy, public participation, deliberation and digital. Here’s the blurb: Social networks, blogs, and online media offer citizens access to public life in an unprecedentedly…

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