The role of Scientists, Experts & Academia in Open Policymaking

A lot of the discussion around open policymaking has tended to focus on engaging with new stakeholders i.e. those who have not traditionally participated in the policymaking process. But what impact might open policymaking have on the way policymakers have tended to engage with scientists, academia and other expert groups? Also, what role might these […]

Government consultations: Quiz show or Review show?

How should Government consult? There is – obviously – a long piece of guidance on the matter – owned, bizarrely, by the business and skills bit of government, but it doesn’t go nearly far enough. The Code of Practice on Consultation¬†is pretty strict – twelve weeks to respond, don’t do it during an election period, […]