A pamphlet by British policymakers that all American policymakers should read.
Serious and nuanced thinking about the political complications arising from tensions between individual freedoms and mutual obligations, and about the government’s role in m
Jamie Bartlett has a short piece in this month's Prospect magazine which looks at the suicide bomber videos of the men currently on trial for plotting to blow up Atlantic flights mid air. The suicide bomber video used to be a fairly well thought out and
Governments have largely withdrawn from management of the economy and from regulation of corporate behaviour. Instead, they try to manage society and to regulate personal behaviour. As Duncan O'Leary puts it in the introduction to a Demos report published
The thinktank Demos this week launched UK Confidential, a collection of essays about privacy. It's beyond huge, this issue - it spans every technological advance that's ever happened, every element of government, every cultural trend: so many things make
The annual report from the Serious Organised Crime Agency, published yesterday, is a mix of self-congratulation and spectacular underachievement. While the rhetoric from politicians has been to get tough on organised crime, the reality is more humbling: w
Like terrorism itself, fighting terrorism is a creature of fashion. The latest on the catwalk is ‘countering extremism'.
It is yielding negligible dividends. In some respects it is even counter-productive. It proposes cures for the flimsy rationale for
The Government should create ‘Wikirecords’ - online, accessible medical records which patients can contribute to and comment on – according to a new report from think tank Demos.
Ben Bradshaw invokes the views of the public to justify extending GP access. Telling us what we want and providing it is the oldest trick in the book. When asked what we want, we of course say that we want to be able to see whoever, whenever. But governme
The conversation between GPs and patients is under enormous pressure, and must be rethought for a less deferential age in which patients have access to vast amounts of medical information, a report launched by Demos today will argue.
The era of “doctor knows best” is over, a new report argues, and the GP–patient relationship must now be geared towards greater patient involvement.
The report – by thinktank Demos – argues that the GP–patient relationship must be “rethought for a less