Recent developments in Sudan have provoked legal and diplomatic debate, but a particular story about people there giving voice to their sentiments fascinated me. Apparently a design of tobe (the traditional garment worn by Sudanese women) called "the Ocam
new tools allow people with similar problems to not only share their experiences but also to discuss what they’ve personally found helpful or harmful.
Demos, a UK-based thinktank has recently published an excellent document entitled “The Talking Cure”
The idea of "good character" sounds old-fashioned and patronising, but it may be the key to some of our most entrenched social problems. Politicians across the spectrum are starting to realise this
When David Miliband goes on holiday later this week he may well pack the latest edition of the New Left Review, something friends have sighted in his luggage on other holidays. We know he's read and written extensively in his five ministerial jobs inside
Despite criticism from certain sectors of the press, the recent government white paper, ‘Communities in Control’, is an ambitious attempt to stimulate participatory politics at a local level. However it is important to pay attention to the relationships w
A new report by the UK think tank Demos argues that Brazil is a 'natural knowledge-economy' where the intertwining of knowledge, skills and innovation with environmental and other natural assets holds the key to competitive advantage.
Very relevant for
Stefan Stern of the Financial Times blogs Richard Reeves' appointment as new director.
Richard Reeves to be the new head of Demos
I knew on Sunday night that the week ahead would hold a touch of the Fellinis - a combination of Amarcord and 8½ were firmly on the agenda. And I wasn't wrong. It really should have been shot in black and white.