Tag Archive for "public-engagement"

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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Bored in purdah? Here’s some reading

April 17, 2015 – Amy Pollard

Purdah is in full swing. For those who are unfamiliar, this is the period before an election when civil servants are prevented from doing anything that might favour one political party or another - and it makes for unusual lull in the normal cacophony of Whitehall announcements. A very broad range of activities are off…

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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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The trust deficit:  What if it’s not about how well politicians listen to the public, but about how well they listen to each other?

September 4, 2014 – Amy Pollard

Political boxing: photo credit Angie Accarriono It’s not often that Radio 4’s political programming makes me laugh out loud, but there was something so beautifully subversive about Matthew Taylor’s interviewing style on his new programme, Agree to Differ, that there was almost a flicker of Chris Morris about it.  Chairing George Monbiot and James Woudhysen (two longstanding commentators on opposing…

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Policy makers are from Mars, citizens from Venus: designing effective public engagement

April 28, 2014 – Simon Burall

Summary: Designing public engagement processes and institutions from the perspective of citizens alone makes them easy for policy makers to ignore. We need to pay more attention to the needs of those making policy in order to design public engagement processes which make a difference.  I've just finished two fascinating Democratic Audit* posts exploring whether the…

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