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Keith Kahn-Harris  |  3 posts

Naming the Movement

June 23, 2011

I just had an article posted on Open Democracy called Naming the Movement. It’s a kind of manifesto/provocation/thinking piece that attempts to articulate my feeling that ‘something’ very important is in the process of being born. It ties in closely with – and was partially inspired by – New Public Thinking and the people involved […]

New Public Thinking and how not to do it – the death of Osama Bin Laden

May 2, 2011

Last Thursday we had our first New Public Thinking meet up. It was a great evening, with a diverse range of NPT contributors and potential contributors enjoying an animated, free-flowing discussion on what New Public Thinking is/could/ should be. Although the conversation was deliberately unstructured and wasn’t intended to come up with hard and fast […]

On Engagement

February 25, 2011

Without anyone really noticing, the term ‘engagement’ seems to be on the way to becoming ubiquitous in public discourse. One recent manifestation of this was a recent report on campus extremism by UK university vice-chancellors that suggested that universities should ‘engage with, rather than proscribe’ extreme views on campus. The report’s call for engagement was […]