‘Never Again?’ tells the story of how and why the Health and Social Care Act 2012 – by far the most controversial piece of NHS legislation in more than two decades – became law.
The civil service reform plan recognised the need to improve the quality of policy making. One of the ways it proposed to do this was by making open policy making "the default”.
This report looks at what we can learn from policy successes. It focuses on six examples: privatisation, the introduction of the national minimum wage, Scottish devolution, the ban on smoking in public places, pensions reform and the Climate Change Act.
Over the course of its twenty-one year existence, Joseph Nye’s ‘soft power’ has garnered a dedicated following among international relations thinkers. But in recent years, the rising explanatory value of soft power means it is echoed almost daily across global media outlets.
Our report proposes a series of changes to embed better policy making into the system, building on the Policy Skills Framework announced by the Civil Service.
This report looks at the attempts to improve policy making over the past fourteen years through looking at:
This working paper looks at the future of policy making in a world of decentralisation and more complex problems.
In an effort to map the world's soft power landscape we have worked in partnership with Monocle magazine to develop a Soft Power Index.
New insights from science and behaviour change could lead to significantly improved outcomes, and at a lower cost, than the way many conventional policy tools are used.
MINDSPACE explores how behaviour change theory can help meet current policy challenges, such as how to: