The coming wave of transparency could transform government working culture in a hugely positive way, but it could also make it more guarded and less effective; former civil servant, Steph Gray, explores the arguments in an even-handed manner.
‘Organizing for Influence – UK Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty‘ by Alex Evans and David Steven, Chatham House
An independent report stating a case for a new definition of the UK Government’s international mission marking a wholesale ‘upgrade and reform’ of all aspects of its international programme.
Grimmelmann uses a mixture of property theory and internet history to argue why we shouldn’t take the schism between ‘private’ and ‘common’ internet too seriously. Heady stuff but in Grimmelmann’s readily-accessible fashion.