People will soon be at the very heart of lawmaking

Dr Louise Thompson is a lecturer in British Politics at the University of Surrey
Her research focuses on the UK Parliament and particularly looks at parliamentary committees, the legislative process and public engagement with Parliament and the political process. Her wider research interests are in legislative studies, British politics and constitutional reform.

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Her piece ‘People will soon be at the very heart of lawmaking’ finished in the top 10 of the ESRC’s writing competition, The World in 2065– in collaboration with academic publishers, SAGE.  You can read it below:

People will soon be at the very heart of lawmaking

It’s 1st March 2065. Jenny Brown is tucking her son into bed and thinking about tackling that pile of ironing that’s been sitting around all week. Her iPhone beeps and alerts her to amendment 52 of the Children Bill which has just been proposed by an MP in the House of Commons.

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Keeping Pace with the ‘Perennial Gale of Competition’

Ian Quigg is a Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Surrey.

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His piece ‘Keeping Pace with the ‘Perennial Gale of Competition’ finished in the top 10 of the ESRC’s writing competition, The World in 2065 – in collaboration with academic publishers, SAGE.  You can read it below:

Keeping Pace with the ‘Perennial Gale of Competition’

Who will be able to cope and thrive with the demands of living and labouring in the ‘Competition State’?

Joseph Schumpeter vividly described capitalism as ‘the perennial gale of creative destruction’. He is credited with coining the term Unternehmengeist (‘entrepreneurial spirit’) – and it is such a ‘spirit’ that everything under the sun should represent for perennial success.

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