Tag Archives: Post-Bureaucratic Age

Government transformation: not very interesting but transformational

Last Friday in the pub, I opened my bus checker app to see when the next few buses would arrive. Picking a bus that would arrive in fifteen minutes I said my farewells, finished my pint and arrived at the … Continue reading

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Complicated theories that make things simpler

In Opposition, both David Cameron and Ed Miliband set up policy review groups as an effective way to mark a break with what went before and to engage NGOs and experts into their big tent to generate new ideas. But because these … Continue reading

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Douglas Carswell: Maths + technology = the inevitable rise of a consumer activist democracy

Douglas Carswell is an optimist. In fact, the more pessimistic the the world seems the more optimistic he becomes. This is not because Carswell celebrates the busted state of western living; instead he believes the quicker the status quo cracks … Continue reading

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Welcome Jimmy Wales. Government is changing

Yesterday Rohan Silva announced  that Jimmy Wales – the founder of Wikipedia – will be advising Government on #CrowdGov. Or to quote a Whitehall spokesman: “He will advise Government on developing innovative new ways technology can be used to give … Continue reading

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How can the state simultaneously cut budgets, provide better services, and promote growth? “By adopting an Open Government mindset”.

All truth passes through three stages, said the philosopher Schopenhauer. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Just over a week ago the Financial Times paraphrased the formula I have been … Continue reading

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