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Consulting the Unresponsive – There is much to consider when assessing the views of the silent majority
For those whose lot it is to consult the public at large – rather than identifiable stakeholder organisations, there has always been a nagging issue. How do we know that…Read more
The ability to elicit people’s views through new technology has many advantages. It is a form of mass publishing that lets the audience decide whether or not they want to…Read more
The theatre of debate …. – Re-vitalising democratic debate may be easier than re-habilitating politicians! It’s a matter of responding to the public
Our mature democracy has taken against political practitioners. They compete with estate agents and tabloid journalists for the wooden spoon of professional popularity, and our media delights in pouring scorn…Read more
Officials who need to prepare and write consultation papers will confirm that one of the biggest challenges is to address a variety of different audiences. Of course it depends upon…Read more
By Rhion H Jones Introduction This long-awaited White Paper1 – Communities in control was published on July 9th 2008, and coincides with a number of other Government publications relevant to public…Read more
What various stakeholders think of you matters increasingly in this image-conscious world. Indeed, you can now take degree courses in reputation management, and the term itself is becoming popular as…Read more
Introduction Budget Statements are increasingly used to bring together policy announcements that involve public or stakeholder consultation. To assist Institute members and others ensure that they are aware of…Read more
The Government in Dublin will not be winning popularity polls among the leaders of the European Union right now. The result of its referendum on the Lisbon Treaty is, let’s…Read more