Whatever happened to open policy?

The Government’s civil service reform plan published last year promised to “make open policymaking the default”, recognising that Whitehall itself does not have a monopoly on expertise. The commitments set out in the plan included: – commissioning policy development from outside organisations such as think tanks; – crowdsourcing questions to shape the definition of the problem (not just […]

Lunchtime list for May 28th

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: BP Decisions Made Well Vulnerable – The Wall Street Journal considers the background to the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, and how BP's bad decisions under pressure led to the disaster Devolution in Practice 2010 – IPPR have a new study on devolution, […]