How to succeed at wiki-style policymaking

I had forgotten to mention that my session at Civil Service Live has been written upi in the Guardian: how to succeed at wiki-style policymaking.

It’s not perhaps 100% on the money as headlines go, since I was talking about our paper In the Goldfish Bowl, which is primarily about science, but the write-up is good.


The wiki-style approach to policymaking is gaining ground as a way of seeking input outside of lobby groups and the media. But how can policymakers make sure they get it right when engaging with the public online?

At Civil Service Live, three digital experts came together to share their advice on open policymaking. They were Anthony Zacharzewski, director of Demsoc and co-author of a Sciencewise report into digital policy dialogues, Marilyn Booth, digital engagement at Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Claire Craig, deputy head of the government office for science.


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.