Democracy

Being digital and informing the electorate

Following the EU Referendum, the question we must be asking ourselves is how do we ensure there is enough factual information for our electorate? 30 million people voted and voiced their opinion on the 23rd June. This equates to 72.4% of the population - the highest voter turnout since the 1992 general election. So what’s the problem? ...

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Live streaming – democracy in its purest form?

Although we have five senses, it is sight that I consider to be the most important. Humankind has been creating and sharing images throughout its evolution from cave drawings, tapestries, paintings to photos shared on social media such as Instagram and Snapchat. The written word is a powerful medium but the cliché about a picture being ...

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Open policy making in the real world

In this series of blogs, Siobhan Farrell has been discussing the state of open policy in 2015. So far we have looked at what open policy making is and what its success criteria are. This time, we take a quick look at three examples of successful open policy. The obvious place to start is with a ...

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What does good open policy making look like?

In this series of blogs, Siobhan Farrell will be discussing the state of open policy in 2015. We’ll be discussing what impacts it can have, what the criteria for good open policy are and who is doing it well. In our last post, we talked about what open policy making means and why it matters. ...

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Open policy making: what is it, and why does it matter anyway?

In a new series of blogs, Siobhan Farrell will be discussing the state of open policy in 2015. Over the next few weeks we’ll be discussing what impacts it can have, what the criteria for good open policy are and who is doing it well. This blog goes back to basics by looking at what ...

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