Post Tagged with: "COGC 2013"

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Leadership, legitimacy and accountability

Leadership, legitimacy and accountability

Social media can voice people’s demands, here and now. But they also often disperse or distort the original message, by mixing diverse audiences into a single communication channel. Users of social media who claim to reflect the “voice of the people” face a dual responsibility and challenge to accurately and […]

by × 20 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Government with the people

Government with the people

Geoff Mulgan spoke on the evening of Monday 9 December as part of the Blavatnik School of Government’s Challenges of Government Conference. Mulgan was known already to many in the audience – perhaps from his work as co-founder of Demos, as a past director of the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy […]

by × 17 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

Innovations in education

Innovations in education

A summary of the issues raised in a session on “Innovations in education” at the Blavatnik School’s Challenges of Government Conference. As the Co-Founder of Educación 2020, Chile, a movement that seeks to improve equity in Chilean education, Matías Reeves was positive about citizen participation in education. Educación 2020 has […]

by × 17 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Security and conflict

Policing for the people

Policing for the people

At the Blavatnik School’s Challenges of Government Conference, Atifete Jahjaga, the current president of Kosovo and former Deputy Director of the Kosovo police, shared insights on how she transformed her nation’s police force (you can watch her full talk here). Under her leadership, the police transitioned from one of the […]

by × 16 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

Can people power development?

Can people power development?

A summary of insights into the Challenges of Government Conference session on “Can people power power development?” The premise There is a behavioural turn currently taking place in the Social Sciences especially in Economics, whereby psychological and cultural insights are applied in the understanding of human behaviour beyond the assumptions […]

by × 16 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

Innovations in healthcare

Innovations in healthcare

How can we combine the ambitious goals of achieving equity and high performance under increasing economic constraints? This is probably the main challenge of health policy in the future. At the Blavatnik School’s 2013 Challenges of Government Conference, I attended a session on “Innovations in healthcare” to explore what kinds […]

by × 14 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

People Power Politics – how change happens

People Power Politics – how change happens

As the world celebrated Nelson Mandela’s life and mourned his passing, I found myself sitting in the opening session of the Challenges of Government conference, reflecting upon the interaction between people, power and governments. Mandela symbolises the anti-apartheid movement. The movement in turn symbolises people-powered change. This is because it […]

by × 07 January 2014 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Events, BSG Students

Reflections on “People Power Politics”

Reflections on “People Power Politics”

‘People power politics’. Writing these words down, reflecting on the theme of the Blavatnik School’s Challenges of Government conference, I am struck by how rearrangeable they are. By swapping the words around and changing punctuation, I can shift the dynamic between ‘politics’ and ‘people’, or make them disjointed and meaningless. […]

by × 12 December 2013 ×