Governance

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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

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

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