The Enabling State – a new Carnegie Trust project

This is a new project just starting at the Carnegie Trust, based in Scotland (but with a UK remit). A lot of relevance to “open policy delivery” – and some to open policymaking too.

In the context of global financial shocks, ageing populations and climate change, many feel that it is the time to look afresh at the relationship between society and government.  There is debate and discussion across the UK and Ireland about a new more active role for individuals and communities in shaping public services and improving societal well-being.


Published by Anthony Zacharzewski

Anthony Zacharzewski was one of the founders of Demsoc in 2006. Before starting work for Demsoc in 2010, he was a Whitehall civil servant and a local government officer.

One reply on “The Enabling State – a new Carnegie Trust project”

  1. It’s an interesting paper -though I think it rather simplifies the relationship between governing bodies and businesses. There doesn’t seem to be much acknowledgement that governing bodies are made of individuals who may have considerable stakes in businesses and that this may strongly influence their ideas -especially if the businesses are enabled to bid for previously public sector work. People are influenced by money.

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