Monthly Archives: June 2013

Lessons in alliance building: US politics, climate change and #equalmarriage

Ever since the Foreign Office published in 2009 the first international report on what makes for effective collaboration, especially cross-sector collaboration, I have been tracking examples of what I call “value-based” or “values-based” collaboration. The former is what efficiently managed … Continue reading

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Alex Aiken’s army: Government launches Communications Plan

A quiet revolution is happening in Whitehall, and its Cromwell is Alex Aiken, recently appointed Executive Director of Government Communications. Under Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office Minister and one of Aiken’s main political masters, the revolution has centred on making … Continue reading

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The biggest threat to liberty is ourselves: the choice is ours

In all the debate about NSA surveillance and wider concerns about data-collection, two crucial trends could be overlooked. Trend 1 is society’s, especially Western society’s increasing intolerance to risk and uncertainty (growing affluence, though unequally distributed, had created a fear … Continue reading

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