Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan
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Publications (42)
Book
An overview of the theory and practice of collective intelligence
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The recent economic crisis was a dramatic reminder that capitalism can both produce and destroy. It's a system that by its very nature encourages predators and creators, locusts and bees. But, as Geoff Mulgan argues in this compelling, imaginative, and important book, the economic crisis also presents a historic opportunity to choose a radically di...
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Collective intelligence is much talked about but remains very underdeveloped as a field. There are small pockets in computer science and psychology and fragments in other fields, ranging from economics to biology. New networks and social media also provide a rich source of emerging evidence. However, there are surprisingly few useable theories, and...
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The paper describes ten sets of theoretical sources that have either influenced social innovation or provide useful insights. It argues that although the field has been led by practice rather than theory it now needs stronger theoretical foundations in order to progress. The theoretical sources described include: theoretical perspectives on social...
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The field of social innovation has grown up primarily as a field of practice, made up of people doing things and then, sometimes, reflecting on what they do. There has been relatively little attention to theory, or to history, and although there has been much promising research work in recent years, there are no clearly defined schools of thought,...
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Geoff Mulgan examines what is known about public strategy and the criticisms that have been levelled at attempts to be more strategic. What explains the successes and the failures and what can make strategy work? Copyright (c) 2009 The Author. Journal compilation (c) 2009 ippr.
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The discussion below is an edited version of a Radio 4 Analysis programme, “Thinking Ahead’, broadcast first on 25 May 1995, and introduced by Geoff Mulgan, who has also written a short introduction for this volume. The discussion examines, albeit briefly, many of the themes explored in this issue: are ideas ever ‘original'; why and how are some ta...
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Innovation in public services is going to prove crucial to the UK’s ability to meet the social challenges of the 21st century. However, at the moment, the UK does a poor job of developing innovations in the public sector. We are particularly weak in using innovations in one service to improve public services in others in the same locality or nearby...
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Social Innovation: what it is, why it matters, how it can be accelerated http://www.youngfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/social_innovation.pdf http://www.youngfoundation.org.uk/index.php?p=262
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English Governments are becoming increasingly dependent on externally produced knowledge. Their demand for knowledge has been amplified by a relatively non-ideological political climate; by the influence of international organisations sharing practice and assessing policy effectiveness; and by public opinion. Supply has grown in tandem within acade...
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HDTV: THE POLITICS, POLICIES, AND ECONOMICS OF TOMORROW'S TELEVISION edited by John F. Rice (Union Square Press, 5 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003—$24.95, paper, ISBN 0-941817-08-3, 332 pp.)
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The convergence of telecommunications and broadcasting has in recent years been accepted as common sense, and broadband networks, based mainly on fibre, have been adopted as a policy goal by the EC and national governments. Indeed there are some signs of convergence, and attempts are being made to overcome national differences in approach in prepar...
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Lot is a possible alternative to election as a democratic means of selection. The prime historical instance of its political use is classical Athens. Lot was an important expression of the Athenian democrats' commitment to equality, more egalitarian than election which assumed equality of opportunity rather than desert. Lot also had certain importa...
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"This open and collaborative approach to creating knowledge has produced remarkable results, such as the Linux operating system and the web-based encyclopaedia Wikipedia. In defiance of the conventional wisdom of modern business, open source methods have led the main underlying innovations around the Internet. "Other fields have much to learn from...

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