Post Tagged with: "People Power Politics"

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

Opposition protest in Venezuela, 6 April 2017.
Image: Jamez42, Wikipedia

Understanding the Venezuelan Collapse

How does a country go from the being the richest of its region to absolute collapse? Why have people been protesting daily for over two months? Moreover, why do people continue to demonstrate when over 60 people have been killed by State security forces? How bad can the situation get? […]

by × 02 June 2017 ×

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, 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 ×