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Kirsten Bound

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Kirsten Bound was a senior researcher at Demos until 2008. Her work at Demos focused on democracy and emerging science and innovation in India and Brazil. She is author of India: the uneven innovator and Brazil: the natural knowledge economy and co-author with Paul Skidmore of the Everyday Democracy Index.

Kirsten Bound was a senior researcher at Demos until 2008. Her work at Demos focused on democracy and emerging science and innovation in India and Brazil. She is author  of India: the uneven innovator and Brazil: the natural knowledge economy and co-author with Paul Skidmore of The Everyday Democracy Index.

Her work on governance and participation included a co-authored publication for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on Mapping Governance at the Local Level and a report for The Electoral Commission on the 2004 European Parliamentary elections. In 2006 Community Participation: Who Benefits? -  a report Kirsten co-authored with Paul Skidmore and Hannah Lownsbrough -  was published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Kirsten worked with the British Council and Swedish think tank SNS to initiate the first ever Network Effect, an ongoing biannual forum that nurtures networks between next generation European leaders. Scandinavian links extend to other work with the Finnish innovation agency, SITRA. She also set up and managed a series of monthly seminars called Open Secrets, designed to diffuse learning and create a space for new ideas about public sector innovation.

In 2007 Demos launched The Atlas of Ideas: China, India, South Korea and the New Geography of Science, a set of publications forming part of a major research programme about science, innovation and globalization. Kirsten led the India stream of the research. After in depth fieldwork in India in 2006, in 2007 Kirsten authored India: the uneven innovator. Phase two of the Atlas of Ideas began in April 2007 and in July 2008 Kirsten's second publication in the Atlas series Brazil: the natural knowledge-economy was published.

In addition to the Atlas of Ideas, building her knowledge of the impact of international migration on innovation, Kirsten led a piece of new research into talent attraction and qualities of place for Scottish Enterprise.

Kirsten has a First Class degree in European Social and Political Studies from University College London, speaks fluent French, is learning Spanish and so far has at least 3 words of Hindi.

For the rest of 2008 she will be based in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Cultural Diplomacy
Authors
John Holden, Rachel Briggs, Samuel Jones, Kirsten Bound
Publication Date
2007-02-28
Publication Type
Pamphlet

Cultural Diplomacy argues that the huge global reach and potential of Britain’s world class artistic and cultural assets – from Razorlight to the Royal Ballet - should be at the heart of government relationship building abroad.

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The Atlas of Ideas - Europe
Authors
Charles Leadbeater, James Wilsdon, Molly Webb, Kirsten Bound, Simon O'Connor
Publication Date
2007-05-10
Publication Type
Pamphlet

We used to know where new ideas would come from: established universities and corporate research centres in highly developed countries. Think again.

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The Everyday Democracy Index
Authors
Paul Skidmore, Kirsten Bound
Publication Date
2008-01-31
Publication Type
Pamphlet

What are the most democratic countries in Europe? How would we find out? We could look at electoral turnouts. But while elections matter, Demos doesn’t believe that democracy is something that should start and finish at the ballot box.

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Brazil
Authors
Kirsten Bound
Publication Date
2008-07-08
Publication Type
Pamphlet

The landscape for innovation in Brazil is changing fast. Research budgets are rising. Brazilian scientists and innovators are at the forefront of developments from biofuels to genomics and software. And Brazil is now the fifteenth largest producer of scientific publications, up eight places in under a decade.

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The Atlas of Ideas

Jack Stilgoe, James Wilsdon, Kirsten Bound, Natalie Day, Molly Webb, Charles Leadbeater

The Atlas of Ideas was a three year programme at Demos, which explored changes in the global geography of science and innovation. Between 2005 and 2008, it published studies of China, India, South Korea and Brazil.

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Cultural Diplomacy

John Holden, Rachel Briggs, Samuel Jones, Kirsten Bound

Following the recent public diplomacy review, now seems like a good time to revisit what we mean by cultural diplomacy and the ways in which culture helps to deliver Britain’s foreign, developmental, and sustainability objectives. This project asks what this means for cultural institutions and whether they could play a role in fostering public debate and engagement. It also set out a new and practical framework for policy makers and practitioners in the UK and beyond.

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As You Like It

Samuel Jones, Peter Bradwell, Kirsten Bound

This work examines the implications of current trends in the English Language for policy agendas. Run in association with Cambridge Assessment, and ESOL Examinations at the University of Cambridge, it will identify not only areas in which policy makers will have to change to meet the challenges posed by the emergence of variants of English - Englishes - but also how government and others can work with providers to take advantage of the many opportunites that 'Englishes' present...

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The Network Effect

Melissa Mean, Kirsten Bound

The Network Effect brings together Europe's future leaders in a creative, influential and distincitve network.

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The Place Race

Kirsten Bound

Demos are working with Scottish Enterprise to investigate what role place plays in the attraction of talent to Scottish cities.

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The Everyday Democracy Index

Paul Skidmore, Kirsten Bound

What are the most democratic countries in Europe? How would we find out? We could look at electoral turnouts. But while elections matter, Demos doesn’t believe that democracy is something that should start and finish at the ballot box. That’s why we’re developing the Everyday Democracy Index (EDI). EDI is a tool for assessing the democratic health of European countries across many different dimensions. That includes the formal dimensions of democracy, like procedural rights and election turnout. But it also includes more everyday features of democracy – how important democratic principles and practices are to the cultures of workplaces, to people’s community life, to the way they interact with public services, and even to the way they talk to their friends and family.

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Bokshai Composting Bins

Bokshai bins would seem to be the answer to indoor, non-smelly composting. We're hoping to buy one of these and trial it in the office.

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Neighbourhoods: Play and social capital

Neighbourhoods: Play and social capital