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Digital futures and the governance systems of tomorrow. In conversation with Shivam Gupta

The economic and social consequences of digital innovation require, and will continue to require, political responses to take advantage of the opportunities that these innovations can bring to society. The challenge for government and regulators is that the speed at which these technologies evolve is… Read More

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Discussion Paper: State Capability, Policymaking and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Do Knowledge Systems Matter?

This paper is the result of a collaboration between a group of organisations, interested in the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on policymaking process and the production and use of knowledge to inform those policy processes. The organisations are: Capability (Finland), Demos Helsinki (Finland),… Read More

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Knowledge systems and inclusive governance in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. In conversation with Matthias Herr.

In a September 2016 article in the Guardian, technology editor Alex Hearn reflected that back in 2012, Forbes magazine had posed the question: Is data the new oil? Four years on, in 2016, Fortune brushed away any doubts about the answer and declared, Data is… Read More

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Federalism and the demand for evidence in Nepal: in conversation with Bishnu Adhikari

In September 2015, Nepal promulgated a new Constitution mandating the country‚Äôs transition from a centralised unitary state to a federal state. The goal was to bring democracy to the doorstep of citizens and assign more power and responsibility to local governments. Four years on, how… Read More