Claudia Megele

Claudia Megele has written 17 posts for Critique Allowed

Local Government & Education Policy: A Transition to Participative Governance or Chaos Dominated by Chain Academies?

I recently took part in a Guardian debate on the role of local authorities in education and thought of writing this blog to elaborate on the gap in education policy. The government policy on academies and free schools is premised on the idea that increased diversity of institutions with freedom to innovate and distinguish themselves will … Continue reading

Employers Social Media Policy and the Challenge of e-Professionalism

The widespread diffusion of social media and its increasing use in both personal and professional spheres combined with an abundance of information sustained by increasing out-pouring of private information into public domain, have blurred the boundaries of personal and work identities and generated significant socio-legal, cultural, economic, and psychosocial challenges. This article is an attempt … Continue reading

Reflecting on Foucault, Feminism and Rape…

The other day, referring to Foucault views and the various feminist perspectives including Susan Brownmiller’s, I raised Foucault’s question “Is rape the same as a punch in the face?”  My reference to that question was motivated by two factors: firstly, as I’ll describe later in this blog post, I think it is outrageous that some people seem to … Continue reading

The Hidden Crime… Domestic Violence and Gender – by Claudia Megele

Domestic violence is widespread and its effects are pervasive. Practice and research in domestic violence have resulted in a greater appreciation of the complexities in understanding the impacts of domestic violence on children and the ways in which it can be approached as child abuse. Research has indicated that the distinction between ‘witnessing’ and ‘experiencing’ … Continue reading

Future of LocalGov: Local government in 2020: challenges and opportunities

Original article published on The Guardian Local Government Network How will councils clear the hurdles they face, from scarce resources to making the most of social media? There are a host of challenges that face local government in the 21st century: delivering services; lack of finance; managing staff; engaging citizens; forming new partnerships; and, rapidly evolving technologies and … Continue reading

Some thoughts on organisational transformation

Today I have the pleasure of joining the Guardian Panel to conduct a Q&A on Organisational Change and the cost of transformation. Therefore, below are some of my thoughts in anticipation of the panel discussions. I apologise if due to time limitations they are not well articulated. Reconceptualised notion of creativity within organisations.  The meaning … Continue reading

David Lammy and why he is smacking wrong…

Considering David Lammy’s interview over the weekend and Harriet Baldwin’s interview on Channel 4  I would like to highlight some of the flawed reasoning that leads to this sort of thinking. Frankly speaking, David Lammy is wrong on so many levels that I am not sure where to begin. Therefore, I will only raise some … Continue reading

David Cameron orders integration of health and social care

As is quite evident from this blog, due to various commitments and lack of time, I rarely blog. However, David Cameron has just ordered health and social care services to be brought together in order to benefit patients in a move which government advisers are calling the NHS‘s most urgent overhaul. This integration of services seems to be motivated by cost cutting … Continue reading

Who are the Champions of Green & Eco-Friendly Culture in America? Have Your Say…

I am writing several chapters for the Encyclopedia of Green Culture in America, and in each chapter I have the possibility of featuring 2 or 3 individuals, organizations or entities that have championed and/or significantly contributed to the Green and Eco-friendly culture in America. Hence, aside form my own research I would like to gather … Continue reading

Speech at the House of Lords

Below is my short speech for my appointment as the Ambassador of Progressive Muslims Forum, UK. at the House of Lords. I am pleased for receiving the achievement award for my work in relation with human rights, equality & diversity, and social cohesion at the Parliamentary Reception of PMF-UK.   THE HOUSE OF LORDS Speech by Claudia Megele … Continue reading

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