10 August 2011

On Monday night riots in London turned into a serious crisis. On what aspects will the Government be held to account, and how can they learn for the future? Dr Catherine Haddon reflects on crisis management lessons.

06 August 2011

Yesterday both the Daily Mail and The Times reported on the apparent explosion in the recruitment of civil service and quango bureaucrats since the last election.  But dig a little deeper and all is not as it first appears.

04 August 2011
Intrigued by a play that puts government quite literally centre stage, the Institute for Government trooped off en masse to the Hampstead Theatre to have a look.
03 August 2011

The replacement of every council leader in England with a directly elected mayor - that is the aim of the English Democrats’ new campaign intended to breathe competition and accountability into local government.

01 August 2011

Indian captain MS Dhoni’s sporting decision yesterday to let England batsman Ian Bell bat on after being given out has lessons for our political system.

28 July 2011

A picture tells a thousand words about the Government’s philosophy of public service reform

27 July 2011

The Olympics are now just one year away but the Games are not just of interest to sports fans; they also reveal crucial lessons for government policy making

22 July 2011

Cabinet Minutes as "a source of satirical magnificence". Dr Catherine Haddon blogs about Cabinet minute-taking through the years.

22 July 2011

The most distinctive and internationally famous feature of British politics and Parliament is Prime Minister’s questions which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. The raucousness, noise, and adversarial point-scoring have often been deplored, not least by successive Speakers of the Commons. It is inconceivable, however, that it could ever cease.

19 July 2011

Professor Robert Hazell on why Nick Clegg could find himself the fall-guy on constitutional reform