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The death of geography

February 2, 2021 By Tuesday Topic

Will face-to-face consultation make a comeback? The inexorable rise of digital engagement is undisputed. It has been a significant feature of the last fifteen years; and the pandemic has certainly…

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The journey to Barnard Castle: a seasonal Ghost story

December 22, 2020 By Tuesday Topic

Hearken ye, and, on the Christmas when mixing and mingling is largely frowned on, listen to the tale that shocked the nation and became a morality play. It is said…

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There’s no vaccine for climate change!

December 1, 2020 By Tuesday Topic

This content is typically a member benefit. If you’re interested in receiving content like this directly in your inbox, please get in touch.   …but the public may be more…

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Consultation and the resurgence of evidence

October 27, 2020 By Tuesday Topic

Will Big Oil face the same legal challenges as Big Tobacco? A recent Special Report in The Economist had a section heading called ‘Courtrooms are the new battleground for climate…

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Somewhere between engagement and consultation

September 15, 2020 By Tuesday Topic

The fudging of accountability. 2020 continues to throw up novel situations and dilemmas that have previously not troubled us. Who might have guessed that on the day that this Topic…

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Sins of Omission

August 18, 2020 By Tuesday Topic

If consultation was not undertaken – how to retrieve the situation. When coronavirus sent Whitehall – and everywhere else – into a flat spin, Government responded with a flurry of…

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Putting the GOVE into GOVErnment: Consultation and his recent lecture

July 14, 2020 By Tuesday Topic

Public servants need to understand the Downing Street approach to their future At the beginning of July there were two important speeches. One came from the Prime Minister – a typical bish-bash-bosh tour…

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Still too much top down: stakeholders queuing up to demand consultation

June 9, 2020 By Tuesday Topic

A month ago, we published a Briefing Paper entitled Exit from Lockdown: the case for consultation. In it, we made the case for decision-makers at both central and local levels to…

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The resurgence of the experts? What impact on consultations?

April 6, 2020 By Tuesday Topic

Right in the middle of the current health emergency, many commentators have observed that at a time of national crisis, people tend to cling to the words of people they…

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Citizens’ Assemblies – the best form of co-production?

February 25, 2020 By Tuesday Topic

Citizens’ Assemblies have become extraordinarily popular. And rightly so. Trust in elected bodies – Parliamentary or Municipal is at a low ebb. Campaigners for causes like social care, public transport…

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