It argues that dramatic changes are set to take place in the next five years in response to mushrooming consumerism, changing patterns of demand, new technologies, the haemorrhage of dentistry from the NHS and fiscal pressure on NHS budgets.
This book analyses the forces – technological, economic, political and cultural – shaping the future of privacy.
What kinds of organisations do we trust with database information and what do we trust them to do, or not to do, with our personal information? This book reviews what is known about public concerns.
Creativity in schools is too important to be dismissed as simply ‘trendy teaching’, and must become a central aim of the curriculum if pupils are to be equipped to survive in the knowledge economy.
The author argues that employee ownership and equity based pay will be vital to creating the networked, knowledge-creating company of the future.
Disabled people come into contact daily with ‘social exclusion’. This report highlights opportunities for change.
The authors argue that there are moral and social resources within young people’s cultures which could be mobilised to reduce drug misuse.
The authors set out the principal lessons that government can learn from early experiences of holistic working. They identify both real achievements and key problems that have emerged.
The author calls for radical reform to make government more holistic, preventive, outcome-oriented and culture-changing.
The authors argue for a combination of regulation, legal rights and market mechanisms to protect the the individual’s interests.
Conservatism needs a new fusion between neo-liberalism and Burkean ideas in order to tackle the challenges of globalisation, devolution and welfare state reform.
Perri 6 argues that approaches to tackle long-term unemployment ignore the importance of social networks for helping people to get work and escape poverty.
The authors argue that we need to prolong the period of active, healthy retirement. Where care is needed, it should be delivered by an integrated system of delivery.
This pamphlet argues that the real challenge in the battle against the "digital divide" is the increasing use of detailed personal profiles, which allows organisations increasingly to exclude people from access to basic services and opportunities because they constitute ‘bad risks’.
Puts the case for radically simplifying the tax system. Flat taxes would benefit large numbers of tax payers and would stimulate real and lasting growth.
Explains the arguments for and against including countries of East and Central Europe in the European Union, concluding in favour of enlargement as an historic opportunity to bring peace and security to Europe.
This Demos Collection argues that it is time to bring the idea of the good life back into our public conversation
The new ‘information economy’ will rely on the cultivation and exploration of ideas, creativity and imagination. The challenge for the future is to find new organisational forms which can embrace this culture.
This report provides a 'reality check' of leadership in UK organisations. It examines the perceptions and experiences of managers from the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Issue 1 of the Demos Quarterly, focussing on learning: not only in the context of schools, but also in relation to morality and political accountability.
Develop-ment at a local level can help maximise human and material resources by linking environmental improvements to job creation.
This issue of the Demos quarterly sets out the coming challenges for governments all over the world, focusing in particular on the tools they are using to change cultures.
This Collection argues that network poverty is the real challenge facing policy makers. But social exclusion can be solved through long-term, all-round investments.
Valuing Culture was an event held at the National Theatre Studio on 17th June 2003. Looking at arts and culture in the UK, speeches explored the balance between meeting social policy targets on the one hand, and recognition of the intrinsic value of cultural activity on the other.
Speech given by former health secretary Alan Milburn MP on localism given at a Demos seminar at the Design Council, London on 21 January 2004.
As the number of connections grows by 50,000 every week, broadband internet is increasingly a social phenomenon and a political issue.
A report to the Heritage Lottery Fund
This report traces the rise of broadband and explores the issues it raises today for rural areas. It then goes on to explore three possible scenarios for rural broadband in 2020, with the twin aims of dramatising a variety of future directions and helping rural stakeholders to think creatively about the more immediate responses these futures may require.
This report argues that to succeed extended schools must not only forge new structures but also new cultures. They must root their work in the needs of their pupils and their community, and learn to exist within open systems of children's services.
The Sage Gateshead is the new home for music, and musical learning in the North East. This report examines its role at the heart of an ecology, investigating how a learning and cultural institution can fit its regional surroundings.
Valuing Culture in the South EastRegional Development Agencies are charged with improving regional economic performance and identifying strategies for achieving that aim. In the context of the South East of England, this paper asks how can culture contribute to improving regional economic performance?
Lack of access to insurance is a major disadvantage for socially excluded groups, yet the issue has not been given the profile it deserves. This report makes a call to action to local intermediaries, insurers and the Government, urging all to invest in extending the coverage of insurance.