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Tag Archive for "public-engagement"

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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Involve’s PASC presentation

November 20, 2012 – Kaitlyn Pisaruk

Simon Burall has presented in parliament on Public Engagement in Policy Making. To view the video from the inquiry, please click here. Please see Involve's earlier blog post regarding the evidence here. To download Involve's PASC evidence submission, please click here. Image credit: ILoveMyPiccolo

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Involve submits evidence to PASC inquiry

November 19, 2012 – Simon Burall

Tomorrow I will be presenting at the PASC inquiry on Public Engagement in Policy Making, along with Mike Bracken from Government Digital Service and Professor Nigel Shadbolt from Southampton University. This second evidence session in the Committee’s inquiry into public engagement will provide an opportunity to explore the Government’s practical proposals for the implementation of…

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Participants of the Future

August 13, 2012 – Metin Parlak

Much of the conversation on public participation paradoxically focuses on the supply side: the willingness of, and the opportunities presented by, decision-makers to open up. This article, written by Edward Andersson for The Future of Public Participation: Opportunities, Limits and Challenges rejects the idea that participants are a homogenous and static cohort from which civil…

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Elderly men talking

Participants of the Future

August 13, 2012 – Metin Parlak

Much of the conversation on public participation paradoxically focuses on the supply side: the willingness of, and the opportunities presented by, decision-makers to open up. This article, written by Edward Andersson for The Future of Public Participation: Opportunities, Limits and Challenges rejects the idea that participants are a homogenous and static cohort from which civil…

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They mustn’t walk alone (but they’ll try)

July 13, 2012 – Simon Burall

New research suggests that the UK needs a new constitution. However, recent rancorous exchanges around Lords reform proves that politicians won’t be able to write one alone. Only the genuine, deep, involvement of the public will help to break the deadlock. Democratic Audit* has published its fourth comprehensive Audit of UK democracy. The Audit is…

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Citizens at the Centre

July 6, 2012 – Clive Mitchell

  The Commission on the Future of Local Government produced its final report this week. Involve made a number of submissions to the Commission, which you can see here. The Commission sets out a series of calls and commitments to action, built around the vision of local governance as a civic enterprise. It seeks to recapture the…

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The future of energy: public engagement’s moon race?

June 22, 2012 – Simon Burall

The debate about Europe's future energy needs is complex, technical and highly contested. It must involve the public as much as interested stakeholders. There are signs that decision-makers at European and national level understand this.  I’ve just come back from an EU Conference where the German decision to remove nuclear from the country’s future energy…

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EU future energy mix scenarios

May 24, 2012 – Ingrid Prikken

Involve has been commissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to carry out a study on “Future national energy mix scenarios: public engagement processes in the EU and elsewhere”. Involve worked in partnership with Dr. Paul Dorfman from Warwick University who is Senior Researcher Global Energy at Warwick Business School (WBS) and Joseph…

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