Evidence in policymaking

Stephanie Mathisen Sense about Science
Show your workings! Why transparency in policymaking matters
23 April 2018

A Gaming Revolution for International Development

Mariam Adil World Bank Group
There are more than one billion people living under $1.25 a day and almost the same number playing at least one hour of video games worldwide. So, how can the popularity of games be harnessed for positive social change?
21 March 2017

Engaging Digital Citizens for Children’s Rights

Gerrit Beger UNICEF
Never before has there been such a rich opportunity to engage the world’s digital citizens, including a newly empowered youth, in issues surrounding children’s rights and well-being.
1 June 2014

Liquid Democracy: New Politics in a Connected World

Marc Rea Imperial College London
What forms the basis of an emerging form of technological movement, such as that seen in Egypt and Brazil, and how might it be used to bring about a new political revolution?
1 October 2013

Digital Platforms and E-Bureaucracy in Participative Democracy

Priska Merz Imperial College London
In times of widespread access to high speed internet and social media, one would expect that it is easy to reach out to millions of people and encourage them to participate in direct democracy – but experience so far has proven the contrary.
1 October 2013

Imperialism 2.0: Do We Really Want to Save the Poor?

Steve Fuller Warwick University
For the last half-century, we have heard that a shift of 1-2% of GDP from the developed to the developing world would lift as many as 1.5 billion out of poverty, yet many argue that this figure ignores ‘transaction costs’ – that is, the costs of providing the background conditions that would allow such a transfer of income to work the desired magic
1 October 2013
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