Past PPU events

Past events materials

Dimensions of Justice: Income, Wealth and Power

Friday, 15 June 2012 at 12:45

Karen Rowlingson (Birmingham), ‘Wealth Inequality: The Nature of the Problem and How Policy Might Respond’

Fridays, 12.45-2.00pm*, Seminar Room F*, Manor Road Building

* unless otherwise indicated

 

'Democratic Innovations, Economic Challenges and the Future of the European Project

Friday, 08 June 2012 at 11:30

Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building

Panel 1: 11:30 to 12:45

Graham Smith, Southampton University. Democratic Innovations in the European Union: Flirting with Deliberative and Plebiscitary Designs

Panel 2: 1:00 to 2:30

Albena Azmanova, Kent University. The New Spirit of Capitalism and the Soul of the Left: on some recent paradoxes of political judgment in reanimating the European project

Graham Smith is Professor in Politics at the University of Southampton. He is the author of Democratic Innovations: Designing Institutions for Citizen Participation(Cambridge University Press, 2009), in which he provides a critical overview of recent attempts to deepen democratic practice through initiatives such as citizens’ juries and participatory budgeting.

Albena Azmanova is Director of the International Political Economy programme of Kent University’s Brussels School of International Studies. After taking active participation in the dissident movements that brought down the communist regime in her native Bulgaria in 1987-1990, she studied European Law at Strasbourg University, did her doctoral studies at the New School for Social Research in New York, and taught political theory at the Institut d’Etudes Politics (Sciences Po.) in Paris, before taking her current post at the University of Kent. Her writing bridges political and social philosophy and sociology and focuses on democratic transition and consolidation, European integration, social justice, and the transformation of political ideologies.

http://www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/BSIS/staff/azmanova.html

Talk: As the financial crisis evolves into economic crisis, followed by a social crisis, the European Union is promoting further neoliberal economic reforms and, in the form of the new Fiscal Pact, is consolidating the institutional framework of the neoliberal economic logic that engendered the current triple crisis in Europe. Notwithstanding sparks of street protests and bankers-bashing, society bears the pain with relative equanimity. Subsequently, rather than being in crisis, neoliberal capitalism is consolidating – and the severe social consequences of this consolidation are only deepened by misdirected intellectual critique and political protest. Citizens and public authorities in Europe seem equally trapped in what Kant called “the scandal of reason”: reason’s propensity to get entangled it its own contradictions and thus fall pray either to dogma or to uncertainty. Drawing on her new book, The Scandal of Reason, A Critical Theory of Political Judgment(Columbia University Press, 2012), Albena Azmanova will address some of the dilemmas policy-making and social critique have refused to confront, thus shedding light on policy roads not taken, yet still available.

 Hosted by the Centre for International Studies, the Public Policy Unit, and the European Studies Centre

Dimensions of Justice: Income, Wealth and Power

Friday, 01 June 2012 at 12:45

Stuart White (Oxford), ‘The Child Trust Fund: A Policy Whose Time Has Come…and Gone?’

Fridays, 12.45-2.00pm*, Seminar Room F*, Manor Road Building

* unless otherwise indicated

 

Dimensions of Justice: Income, Wealth and Power

Friday, 25 May 2012 at 12:45

Stuart Wilks Heeg (Democratic Audit), ‘Democracy in the UK: The 2012 Audit’

Fridays, 12.45-2.00pm*, Seminar Room F*, Manor Road Building

* unless otherwise indicated

 

Worker-owned Cooperatives: A Niche in Capitalism or a Pathway Beyond?

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 at 17:00

The Public Policy Unit is also co-hosting the following public lecture:

Erik Olin Wright (Wisconsin)

‘Worker-owned Cooperatives:

A Niche in Capitalism or a Pathway Beyond?’

5pm-7pm, Wednesday 23rd May, Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building

Dimensions of Justice: Income, Wealth and Power

Friday, 18 May 2012 at 12:45

Kate Bell (Joseph Rowntree) and Declan Gaffney, ‘Making a Contribution: Social Security for the Future’

Fridays, 12.45-2.00pm*, Seminar Room F*, Manor Road Building

* unless otherwise indicated

 

Dimensions of Justice: Income, Wealth and Power

Friday, 11 May 2012 at 12:45

Fran Bennett (Oxford), Universal Credit: Overview and Gender Implications

Fridays, 12.45-2.00pm*, Seminar Room F*, Manor Road Building

* unless otherwise indicated

 

'Associative democracy revisited: exploring wider forms of economic, social and political governance'

Thursday, 14 October 2010 at 09:00

First published in 1994, Hirst's book Associative Democracy argued that the basic institutions of contemporary capitalist democracies - the business corporation and representative democracy based on the centralised nation-state - are remote, unaccountable, and increasingly lacking in effectiveness. In response, Hirst argued for a new model of 'associative democracy' whcih would involve increased localism and federalism in the state, democratization of firms and new forms of corporatist governance in the economy, and the devolution of welfare provision to secondary associations (with the state retaining its role as the financer of provision).

The seminar will look at the contemporary relevance of Hirst's ideas, relating them to today's debates about the role and structure of the state and the so-called 'Big Society'. Speakers include: Anthony Barnett, Rosemary Bechler, Maurice Glasman, Samantha Mauger, Jonathan Michie, Graham Smith, Helen Sullivan, Andrea Westall, and Stuart White. The event is in collaboration with OurKingdom and is supported by a grant from the JRSST Charitable Trust. The event will form the basis for an e-book to be published by Lawrence and Wishart.

Participation in the event is by invitation only.

Coin Street Community Builders, Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9NH.

Further information from this event http://ppu.politics.ox.ac.uk/past_materials/#rad

PPU and CPI event

Saturday, 01 May 2010 at 00:00

PPU will be co-hosting an event with the Centre for Political Ideologies in May on the political theory of community organizing. Further details will follow shortly.

Public Policy After New Labour

Friday, 26 June 2009 at 12:45

‘Why Progressive Conservatism is Not an Oxymoron’ Phillip Blond, Progressive Conservatism Project, Demos

Please note that the seminar ‘Why Progressive Conservatism is Not an Oxymoron’  by Phillip Blond, Progressive Conservatism Project, 26th June will take place in Seminar Room E.

Public Policy After New Labour

Friday, 19 June 2009 at 12:45

‘Reciprocity, Conditionality and the Contributory Principle: Rebuilding Public Support for Welfare in the 21st Century’ Tim Horton, Fabian Society

Please note that the seminar ‘Why Progressive Conservatism is Not an Oxymoron’  by Phillip Blond, Progressive Conservatism Project, 26th June will take place in Seminar Room E.

Public Policy After New Labour

Friday, 12 June 2009 at 12:45

‘Resource Rents, Redistribution, and Halving Global Poverty: The Resource Dividend’ Paul Segal, Department of Economics, Oxford University

Please note that the seminar ‘Why Progressive Conservatism is Not an Oxymoron’  by Phillip Blond, Progressive Conservatism Project, 26th June will take place in Seminar Room E.

Public Policy After New Labour

Friday, 29 May 2009 at 12:45

‘The Promise and Peril of Asset-Based Welfare in the Age of Obama and Economic Crisis’ Reid Kramer, New America Foundation

Please note that the seminar ‘Why Progressive Conservatism is Not an Oxymoron’  by Phillip Blond, Progressive Conservatism Project, 26th June will take place in Seminar Room E.

Public Policy After New Labour

Friday, 22 May 2009 at 12:45

‘Towards a Green Welfare Policy’ Anna Coote and Jane Franklin, New Economics Foundation

Please note that the seminar ‘Why Progressive Conservatism is Not an Oxymoron’  by Phillip Blond, Progressive Conservatism Project, 26th June will take place in Seminar Room E.

Public Policy After New Labour

Friday, 15 May 2009 at 12:45

‘Climate Justice: From Principles to Policies’ Simon Caney, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University

Please note that the seminar ‘Why Progressive Conservatism is Not an Oxymoron’  by Phillip Blond, Progressive Conservatism Project, 26th June will take place in Seminar Room E.

Public Policy After New Labour

Friday, 08 May 2009 at 12:45

‘How Would it Look if the UK had an Elected Parliament?’ Iain McLean, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University

Please note that the seminar ‘Why Progressive Conservatism is Not an Oxymoron’  by Phillip Blond, Progressive Conservatism Project, 26th June will take place in Seminar Room E.

Public Policy After New Labour

Friday, 01 May 2009 at 12:45

‘Towards a Smarter State: Next Steps for Public Service Reform’ Guy Lodge, Institute for Public Policy Research

Please note that the seminar ‘Why Progressive Conservatism is Not an Oxymoron’  by Phillip Blond, Progressive Conservatism Project, 26th June will take place in Seminar Room E.

'21st Century Britain: A Royal Republic?'

Thursday, 05 March 2009 at 14:00

The think-tank Demos will be hosting a book launch event in collaboration with the Public Policy Unit and the publishers Lawrence and Wishart, Oxford University Press, and Wiedenfeld and Nicholson.

The event will focus on three recent books, each of which discusses the nature and relevance of the civic republican tradition in modern politics. The books
include:

Cecile Laborde, author of Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy;

David Marquand, Britain Since 1918: The Strange Career of British Democracy;

Stuart White and Daniel Leighton, eds., Building a Citizen Society: The Emerging Politics of Republican Democracy.

Along with the authors, the speakers will include Tony Wright MP.

The event will take at Demos (tbc), March 5th, 2009 from 2 - 4 pm.  Further details will be posted as they become available.

AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Workshop

Wednesday, 17 December 2008 at 09:30

Religion, Discrimination, and Accommodation: the Role of the State in a Multi-Faith Society

Organisers:

Peter Jones, Professor of Political Philosophy, Newcastle University(p.n.jones@ncl.ac.uk)

Stuart White, Tutor and Fellow in Politics, Jesus College, Oxford (stuart.white@jesus.ox.ac.uk)

Meeting: 17 December 2008, Department of Politics, Oxford

‘Religion and Freedom of Expression’

This interdisciplinary Workshop examines how the state should respond to the variety of religious faiths now present in western societies. Should it simply ignore religious groups and leave them to flourish or languish in a general context of liberal-democratic rules and arrangements? Or should its laws and institutions ‘recognise’ religious faiths and seek to provide for them in more positive ways?

The fourth and final meeting will examine issues surrounding religion and freedom of expression. It will examine whether speech relating to religious belief and identity should be subject to legal restriction and, if so, why and in what ways. It will also consider what the public culture should be on acceptable and unacceptable expressions relating to religion.

The organisers are limiting the numbers attending each meeting in order to facilitate round-table debate and discussion. Hence, this is a closed workshop and participation is by invitation only.

Provisional Programme

Religion, Discrimination and Accommodation: the Role of the State in a Multi-Faith Society

Wednesday, 17 September 2008 at 09:30

This interdisciplinary Workshop examines how the state should respond to the variety of religious faiths now present in western societies.  Should it simply ignore religious groups and leave them to flourish or languish in a general context of liberal-democratic rules and arrangements?  Or should its laws and institutions ‘recognise' religious faiths and seek in more positive ways to secure fair circumstances for their adherents?  This Workshop, the third meeting of the series, will examine the case for special public arrangements, such as legal exemptions, that are designed to accommodate the different demands of different faiths.

The organisers are limiting the numbers attending each meeting in order to facilitate round-table debate and discussion.  Hence, this is a closed workshop and participation is by invitation only.

Programme

 

Acknowledgement: This seminar is funded jointly by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

 

 

 

 

Options for Britain II Conference

Monday, 07 July 2008 at 13:00

Date: 7-8 July 2008

Venue: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge University

Deadline for registration: 25 June 2008

Conference programme (pdf document)

More information about the conference is available on the Conference Website

More information about the Options for Britain II project

PPU Seminars: Towards a Deeper Democracy

Friday, 13 June 2008 at 12:45

Vivien Lowndes, Department of Public Policy, De Montfort University: ‘Authorisation, Accountability and Authenticity: Can Non-Electoral Representation Deepen Democracy?’

Venue: Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building

PPU Seminars: Towards a Deeper Democracy

Friday, 06 June 2008 at 12:45

Graham Smith, Department of Politics, University of Southampton; ‘Democratic Innovations: Designing Institutions for Citizen Participation’

Venue: Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building

PPU Seminars: Towards a Deeper Democracy

Friday, 30 May 2008 at 12:45

Liz Richardson, Institute for Political and Economic Governance, University of Manchester: ‘DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood Problems and Community Self-Help’

Venue: Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building

PPU Seminars: Towards a Deeper Democracy

Friday, 23 May 2008 at 12:45

Jurgen De Wispelaere, Trinity College, Dublin, and Centre for the Study of Social Justice, Oxford University: 'And Never the Twain Shall Meet? Universal Voting Rights and Democratic Competence'

Venue: Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building

PPU Seminars: Towards a Deeper Democracy

Friday, 16 May 2008 at 12:45

Catherine Needham, Department of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London: ‘Democracy on the Frontlines? Coproductive Approaches to Reforming Public Services’

Venue: Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building

PPU Seminars: Towards a Deeper Democracy

Friday, 09 May 2008 at 12:45

Martin Powell, Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham University: ‘A Welfare State without Citizens?’

Venue: Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building

'Property for All: Progressive Market Economics in China (and the UK)'

Wednesday, 07 May 2008 at 16:00

Venue: Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building.

Speaker: Professor Cui Zhiyuan, Tsinghua University, and Visiting Professor, Cornell Law School, Cornell University
Chair: Professor Vivienne Shue, Director, Contemporary China Studies Programme
Comment: Stuart White, Public Policy Unit

This event is co-sponsored by the Contemporary China Studies Programme, Institute of Chinese Studies.

Cui Zhiyuan is a leading member of the new generation of China's 'New Left'
thinkers who accept the need for market-oriented reforms while also seeking to advance egalitarian objectives. In March of this year, Cui Zhiyuan put forward a proposal to the Chinese People's Congress that the profits from the nation's state-owned enterprises be used to pay every Chinese citizen a 'social dividend'. In this seminar, Cui Zhiyuan will talk about this proposal and the prospects for developing a progressive market economy in China. In his comment, Stuart White will compare Cui Zhiyuan's proposal with related proposals in the UK and other affluent capitalist countries for new forms of inclusive, universal ownership policy. The event will provide an opportunity to consider how far China and affluent capitalist countries face a common challenge in reconciling markets and egalitarian objectives and the role that new kinds of universalistic property right can play, in both contexts, in addressing this challenge.

Further information from this event http://ppu.politics.ox.ac.uk/materials/cui_presentation_may08.pdf

PPU Seminars: Towards a Deeper Democracy

Friday, 02 May 2008 at 12:45

David Robertson, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University: ‘The Role of Parliaments in Protecting Human Rights’

Venue: Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building

PPU Seminars: Towards a Deeper Democracy

Friday, 25 April 2008 at 12:45

Emma Chamberlain and Carl Emmerson, Institute for Fiscal Studies: ‘Taxing Gifts and Inheritances: Options for Reform’

Venue: Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building

Asset-based Welfare in Ireland

Friday, 28 March 2008 at 13:00

A seminar hosed by The Policy Institute, Trinity College, Dublin, and the Combat Poverty Agency.

Full details of the seminar can be found here, on The Policy Institute's webpage.

Stuart's presentation, 'What's the Point of (Something Like) the Child Trust Fund?' can also be found below.

Further information from this event http://ppu.politics.ox.ac.uk/materials/assetspresentationPowerPoint.pdf

Options for Britain Seminar

Wednesday, 05 March 2008 at 17:00

In this presentation, Ellie Vasta investigates how the process of globalization operates ‘on the ground', how social solidarity plays out between people, and ultimately what effects this has on immigrants and ethnic minorities. She analyses the effects of some major social transformations in Europe over the past fifty years and the effects this has on social solidarity and on immigrants.

Ellie Vasta is the Head of the COMPAS Programme on Integration and Social Change, Oxford University. She is a sociologist who has worked extensively on migration settlement issues in Australia and in Europe. Her research has focused mainly on immigration policy, immigrant women and the second generation and the themes of identity, community, culture and difference, on participation and racism.

Venue: Nuffield College, Larege Lecture Theatre

‘Options for Britain II' is an ESRC, Gatsby Foundation and Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University funded project which aims to provide an independent and rigorous audit of the UK's economic, social and constitutional progress and future options. Using evidence which shows what has worked - and what hasn't -, why and for whom, the project will set out key choices both for the electorate and a potential incoming government - regardless of its political complexion. Project participants and contributors include senior academics, policy-makers and politicians from across the political spectrum - including those who must draft their Parties' next manifestos.

 

Paradoxes of Modernization: Puzzles and Unintended Consequences

Tuesday, 04 March 2008 at 12:30

Perri 6 (Nottingham): ‘When Forethought and Outturn Part: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Unintended, Unanticipated and/or Unwelcome Consequences of Public Policy’

PPU/ESRC Public Services Programme seminar series, Hilary Term 2008.

Venue: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford.

Conveners: Christopher Hood (All Souls, Department of Politics and International Relations) and Helen Margetts (Mansfield, Oxford Internet Institute).

Ten years ago, James Scott in his well-known Seeing Like a State argued that what he called 'high-modernist' exercises in state-led social engineering projects (such as scientific forestry or 'villagisation' in Africa) repeatedly tended to lead to surprise and disappointment. The aim of this lunchtime workshop is to revisit that theme and explore the unintended and unanticipated effects associated with state-led 'modernization' in various forms. Read more...

Paradoxes of Modernization: Puzzles and Unintended Consequences

Tuesday, 26 February 2008 at 12:30

Peter John (Manchester): Why do High Performing Local Authorities Strive to Improve their Performance When the General Public only Notices the Poor Performers? Voter Reaction to Incumbents’ Performance in English Local Governments, 1999-2007

PPU/ESRC Public Services Programme seminar series, Hilary Term 2008.

Venue: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford.

Conveners: Christopher Hood (All Souls, Department of Politics and International Relations) and Helen Margetts (Mansfield, Oxford Internet Institute).

Ten years ago, James Scott in his well-known Seeing Like a State argued that what he called 'high-modernist' exercises in state-led social engineering projects (such as scientific forestry or 'villagisation' in Africa) repeatedly tended to lead to surprise and disappointment. The aim of this lunchtime workshop is to revisit that theme and explore the unintended and unanticipated effects associated with state-led 'modernization' in various forms. Read more...

Paradoxes of Modernization: Puzzles and Unintended Consequences

Tuesday, 19 February 2008 at 12:30

David Marsden (LSE): Why Do we Keep Adopting Pay-for-Performance Systems in the Face of Evidence that they Fail to Motivate?

PPU/ESRC Public Services Programme seminar series, Hilary Term 2008.

Venue: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford.

Conveners: Christopher Hood (All Souls, Department of Politics and International Relations) and Helen Margetts (Mansfield, Oxford Internet Institute).

Ten years ago, James Scott in his well-known Seeing Like a State argued that what he called 'high-modernist' exercises in state-led social engineering projects (such as scientific forestry or 'villagisation' in Africa) repeatedly tended to lead to surprise and disappointment. The aim of this lunchtime workshop is to revisit that theme and explore the unintended and unanticipated effects associated with state-led 'modernization' in various forms. Read more...

Paradoxes of Modernization: Puzzles and Unintended Consequences

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 at 12:30

Yorick Wilks (Oxford/Sheffield): What was unanticpated or unintended in the development of the internet?

PPU/ESRC Public Services Programme seminar series, Hilary Term 2008.

Venue: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford.

Conveners: Christopher Hood (All Souls, Department of Politics and International Relations) and Helen Margetts (Mansfield, Oxford Internet Institute).

Ten years ago, James Scott in his well-known Seeing Like a State argued that what he called 'high-modernist' exercises in state-led social engineering projects (such as scientific forestry or 'villagisation' in Africa) repeatedly tended to lead to surprise and disappointment. The aim of this lunchtime workshop is to revisit that theme and explore the unintended and unanticipated effects associated with state-led 'modernization' in various forms. Read more...

Paradoxes of Modernization: Puzzles and Unintended Consequences

Tuesday, 05 February 2008 at 12:30

Justin Keen (Leeds): The Complexity of Policy-Making: Why Are Massive IT Programmes Seen as a Cure for the NHS and What are Their Outcomes?

PPU/ESRC Public Services Programme seminar series, Hilary Term 2008.

Venue: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford.

Conveners: Christopher Hood (All Souls, Department of Politics and International Relations) and Helen Margetts (Mansfield, Oxford Internet Institute).

Ten years ago, James Scott in his well-known Seeing Like a State argued that what he called 'high-modernist' exercises in state-led social engineering projects (such as scientific forestry or 'villagisation' in Africa) repeatedly tended to lead to surprise and disappointment. The aim of this lunchtime workshop is to revisit that theme and explore the unintended and unanticipated effects associated with state-led 'modernization' in various forms. Read more...

Paradoxes of Modernization: Puzzles and Unintended Consequences

Tuesday, 29 January 2008 at 12:30

Devi Sridhar (All Souls): How did "Rational" Nutrition Policy Develop in the World Bank and What Happened to it When it was Applied on the Ground in India?

PPU/ESRC Public Services Programme seminar series, Hilary Term 2008.

Venue: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford.

Conveners: Christopher Hood (All Souls, Department of Politics and International Relations) and Helen Margetts (Mansfield, Oxford Internet Institute).

Ten years ago, James Scott in his well-known Seeing Like a State argued that what he called 'high-modernist' exercises in state-led social engineering projects (such as scientific forestry or 'villagisation' in Africa) repeatedly tended to lead to surprise and disappointment. The aim of this lunchtime workshop is to revisit that theme and explore the unintended and unanticipated effects associated with state-led 'modernization' in various forms. Read more...

Paradoxes of Modernization: Puzzles and Unintended Consequences

Tuesday, 22 January 2008 at 12:30

Tim Leunig (LSE): The Glamour of Speed: Why Politicians Spend Money Upgrading Little Used Long Distance Train Lines Instead of Heavily-Used Commuter Lines

PPU/ESRC Public Services Programme seminar series, Hilary Term 2008.

Venue: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford.

Conveners: Christopher Hood (All Souls, Department of Politics and International Relations) and Helen Margetts (Mansfield, Oxford Internet Institute).

Ten years ago, James Scott in his well-known Seeing Like a State argued that what he called 'high-modernist' exercises in state-led social engineering projects (such as scientific forestry or 'villagisation' in Africa) repeatedly tended to lead to surprise and disappointment. The aim of this lunchtime workshop is to revisit that theme and explore the unintended and unanticipated effects associated with state-led 'modernization' in various forms. Read more...

Religion, Discrimination and Accommodation: the Role of the State in a Multi-Faith Society

Wednesday, 09 January 2008 at 09:30

The seminar will explores issues such as the role of the state in a multi-faith society, religion and liberalism, and religion and identity. Contributors are from universities (including Bristol, LSE, Oxford and York) and organisations including the British Humanist Association, the Islamic Foundation and United Sikhs.

Venue: Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building, Oxford. (Directions...)

Public Policy Unit Seminar - UK Devolution in 2007: the nationalists share power

Friday, 30 November 2007 at 12:45

Josep Colomer (University Pompeu Fabre, Barcelona): Devolution in Spain: not an equilibrium.

Manor Road Building, Seminar Room C.

Public Policy Unit Seminar - UK Devolution in 2007: the nationalists share power

Friday, 23 November 2007 at 12:45

Jack McConnell (First Minister of Scotland 2001-7): Devolution in Practice: the first eight years

Manor Road Building, Seminar Room C.

Public Policy Unit Seminar - UK Devolution in 2007: the nationalists share power

Friday, 16 November 2007 at 12:45

Rob Ball: Divergence in Health Policy in the Devolved Territories

Manor Road Building, Seminar Room C.

Public Policy Unit Seminar - UK Devolution in 2007: the nationalists share power

Friday, 09 November 2007 at 12:45

Iain McLean (DPIR, Nuffield): And to a lesser extent Wales

Manor Road Building, Seminar Room C.

Public Policy Unit Seminar - UK Devolution in 2007: the nationalists share power

Friday, 02 November 2007 at 12:45

Mark Parkinson (HM Treasury): The mechanism for funding the devolved administrations

Manor Road Building, Seminar Room C.

Public Policy Unit Seminar - UK Devolution in 2007: the nationalists share power

Friday, 26 October 2007 at 12:45

Nicholas Bamforth (Queens): Devolution, sovereignty, and the UK constitution; a public law perspective

Manor Road Building, Seminar Room C.

Public Policy Unit Seminar - UK Devolution in 2007: the nationalists share power

Friday, 19 October 2007 at 12:45

Rob Ball: Formula funding and deprivation: trying out the Scottish formula in England and the English formula in Scotland

Manor Road Building, Seminar Room C.

Public Policy Unit Seminar - UK Devolution in 2007: the nationalists share power

Friday, 12 October 2007 at 12:45

Iain McLean (DPIR, Nuffield): Two elephants in the room: the Barnett Formula and the West Lothian Question

Manor Road Building, Seminar Room C.

'The Ethics and Politics of Inheritance Tax'

Friday, 28 September 2007 at 10:30

Inheritance tax is now emerging as an important political issue. This workshop will critically examine the ethical and political issues surrounding this tax.

Are the critics right to think that there is something distinctively unfair about inheritance tax? Is public opinion necessarily hostile to it? What does the experience of estates tax repeal in the United States have to teach us about the prospects for inheritance tax in Britain?

This is a closed workshop, attendance by invitation only.

Workshop programme (PDF)

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 12 June 2007 at 12:45

Colin Jennings (Queens'): The good, the bad, and the populist

Venue: Manor Road Building, Seminar Room B unless otherwise specified.

Convenors: Colin Jennings (Queens', Economics) and Iain McLean (Nuffield, Politics and IR).

Sandwiches provided at Manor Road meetings only.

15 May - Separate and Unequal: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Property Rights in Developing Countries (pdf)

29 May - DISTRIBUTION AND REDISTRIBUTION: THE SHADOW OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (pdf)

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Thursday, 07 June 2007 at 12:45

Sir Michael Barber (McKinseys, formerly head of Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit): The Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit SEMINAR ROOM C

Venue: Manor Road Building, Seminar Room B unless otherwise specified.

Convenors: Colin Jennings (Queens', Economics) and Iain McLean (Nuffield, Politics and IR).

Sandwiches provided at Manor Road meetings only.

15 May - Separate and Unequal: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Property Rights in Developing Countries (pdf)

29 May - DISTRIBUTION AND REDISTRIBUTION: THE SHADOW OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (pdf)

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 29 May 2007 at 17:00

David Soskice (Duke) and Torben Iversen (Harvard) NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Venue: Manor Road Building, Seminar Room B unless otherwise specified.

Convenors: Colin Jennings (Queens', Economics) and Iain McLean (Nuffield, Politics and IR).

Sandwiches provided at Manor Road meetings only.

15 May - Separate and Unequal: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Property Rights in Developing Countries (pdf)

29 May - DISTRIBUTION AND REDISTRIBUTION: THE SHADOW OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (pdf)

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Friday, 25 May 2007 at 17:00

Tim Feddersen (Northwestern University): Moral Bias in Large Elections: Theory and Experimental Evidence LARGE LECTURE ROOM, NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Venue: Manor Road Building, Seminar Room B unless otherwise specified.

Convenors: Colin Jennings (Queens', Economics) and Iain McLean (Nuffield, Politics and IR).

Sandwiches provided at Manor Road meetings only.

15 May - Separate and Unequal: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Property Rights in Developing Countries (pdf)

29 May - DISTRIBUTION AND REDISTRIBUTION: THE SHADOW OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (pdf)

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 15 May 2007 at 12:45

Jennifer Tobin (Nuffield College): Separate and Unequal: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Property Rights in Developing Countries

Venue: Manor Road Building, Seminar Room B unless otherwise specified.

Convenors: Colin Jennings (Queens', Economics) and Iain McLean (Nuffield, Politics and IR).

Sandwiches provided at Manor Road meetings only.

15 May - Separate and Unequal: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Property Rights in Developing Countries (pdf)

29 May - DISTRIBUTION AND REDISTRIBUTION: THE SHADOW OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (pdf)

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 08 May 2007 at 12:45

David Myatt (Economics) and Torun Dewan (Dept of Government, LSE): The Qualities of Leadership: Direction, Communication, and Obfuscation

Venue: Manor Road Building, Seminar Room B unless otherwise specified.

Convenors: Colin Jennings (Queens', Economics) and Iain McLean (Nuffield, Politics and IR).

Sandwiches provided at Manor Road meetings only.

15 May - Separate and Unequal: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Property Rights in Developing Countries (pdf)

29 May - DISTRIBUTION AND REDISTRIBUTION: THE SHADOW OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (pdf)

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 01 May 2007 at 13:00

Michel Balinski (Laboratoire d’Econométrie, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris): A new theory of social choice

Venue: Manor Road Building, Seminar Room B unless otherwise specified.

Convenors: Colin Jennings (Queens', Economics) and Iain McLean (Nuffield, Politics and IR).

Sandwiches provided at Manor Road meetings only.

15 May - Separate and Unequal: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Property Rights in Developing Countries (pdf)

29 May - DISTRIBUTION AND REDISTRIBUTION: THE SHADOW OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (pdf)

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 24 April 2007 at 12:30

Christopher Hood and Helen Margetts (Oxford): Unintended consequences of public policy initiatives and reforms: an overview OXFORD INTERNET INSTITUTE, 1 ST GILES

Venue: Manor Road Building, Seminar Room B unless otherwise specified.

Convenors: Colin Jennings (Queens', Economics) and Iain McLean (Nuffield, Politics and IR).

Sandwiches provided at Manor Road meetings only.

15 May - Separate and Unequal: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Property Rights in Developing Countries (pdf)

29 May - DISTRIBUTION AND REDISTRIBUTION: THE SHADOW OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (pdf)

Public Policy Unit Seminar

Friday, 24 November 2006 at 12:45

John Krebs (Principal, Jesus College), Risk and Regulation in a Democratic Society: Reflections on the Case of Food

Convened by Stuart White (Jesus College)

Venue: Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building

Public Policy Unit Seminar

Friday, 17 November 2006 at 12:45

Rod Dacombe (Warwick University Business School), Parent or Partner? New Labour and the Voluntary Sector

Convened by Stuart White (Jesus College)

Venue: Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building

Public Policy Unit Seminar

Friday, 10 November 2006 at 12:45

Sonia Sodha (Institute for Public Policy Research), Matched Savings Programs: From Principles to Practice

Convened by Stuart White (Jesus College)

Venue: Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building

Public Policy Unit Seminar

Friday, 27 October 2006 at 12:45

Andrea Westall, TBA

Convened by Stuart White (Jesus College)

Venue: Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building

Political Economy Seminars

Friday, 20 October 2006 at 12:00

David Soskice (Duke University and ANU), Economic Interests and the Origin of Electoral Institutions

Members and friends of the Public Policy Unit are cordially invited to the following seminars on Fridays of Weeks 1 and 2, Michaelmas Term 2006.

Note: Different venues each week:

13 Oct: Nuffield College, Large Lecture Room (Contact: ian.jewitt@nuffield.ox.ac.uk); paper available at http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/General/Seminars/Papers/450.pdf

20 Oct: Seminar Room E, Manor Road Building (Contact: david.rueda@politics.ox.ac.uk)

Political Economy Seminars

Friday, 13 October 2006 at 17:00

Torsten Persson (Stockholm University): Democratic Capital: The nexus of political and economic change

Members and friends of the Public Policy Unit are cordially invited to the following seminars on Fridays of Weeks 1 and 2, Michaelmas Term 2006.

Note: Different venues each week:

13 Oct: Nuffield College, Large Lecture Room (Contact: ian.jewitt@nuffield.ox.ac.uk); paper available at http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/General/Seminars/Papers/450.pdf

20 Oct: Seminar Room E, Manor Road Building (Contact: david.rueda@politics.ox.ac.uk)

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 13 June 2006 at 12:45

Colin Jennings (Queen's), Public Policy and Policy Advice. Seminar Room G.

Venue: Manor Road Building. Please check the individual listing for weekly locations.

Selected speakers' papers will be made available on the PPU website.

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 06 June 2006 at 12:45

Guy Lodge (ippr), Rethinking Whitehall: the future of the UK Civil Service Lecture Theatre.

Venue: Manor Road Building. Please check the individual listing for weekly locations.

Selected speakers' papers will be made available on the PPU website.

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 30 May 2006 at 12:45

Roger Congleton (George Mason), The story of Katrina: New Orleans and the political economy of catastrophe. Seminar Room D.

Venue: Manor Road Building. Please check the individual listing for weekly locations.

Selected speakers' papers will be made available on the PPU website.

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 23 May 2006 at 12:45

Scot Peterson (SEH), The political economy of religion. Seminar Room F.

Venue: Manor Road Building. Please check the individual listing for weekly locations.

Selected speakers' papers will be made available on the PPU website.

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 16 May 2006 at 12:45

Iain McLean (Nuffield), Adam Smith: does he belong to the Left or to the Right?. Seminar Room D.

Venue: Manor Road Building. Please check the individual listing for weekly locations.

Selected speakers' papers will be made available on the PPU website.

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 09 May 2006 at 13:00

Clare Leaver (Nuffield), An Economic Analysis of Judicial Diversity. Seminar Room E.

Venue: Manor Road Building. Please check the individual listing for weekly locations.

Selected speakers' papers will be made available on the PPU website.

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 02 May 2006 at 12:45

Andrew Oswald (Warwick), Daughters and Left-wing Voting. Seminar Room G.

Venue: Manor Road Building. Please check the individual listing for weekly locations.

Selected speakers' papers will be made available on the PPU website.

Political Economy and Public Policy Seminar

Tuesday, 25 April 2006 at 12:45

Jim Snyder (MIT), Issue Preferences and Measurement Error. Seminar Room F.

Venue: Manor Road Building. Please check the individual listing for weekly locations.

Selected speakers' papers will be made available on the PPU website.

The Citizen's Stake: Exploring the future of universal asset policies

Wednesday, 19 April 2006 at 12:30

The launch of The Citizens Stake: Exploring the future of universal asset policies will examine asset-based welfare in connection with a wide range of issues, from tax policy to childcare. Speakers include Nick Pearce (ippr), Sue Regan (Resolution Foundation), Dr Stuart White (Jesus College) and David White, (The Children’s Mutual). Venue: Institute for Public Policy Research, 30-32 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7RA.

PPU Lunchtime Seminar

Friday, 02 December 2005 at 13:00

Perri 6 (Department of Social Policy, Nottingham Trent University) - Localism, Choice and the Reform of Public Sevices

Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

PPU Lunchtime Seminar

Friday, 25 November 2005 at 13:00

Fran Bennett (Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Oxford) - From Input to Influence: Participatory Approaches to Research and Inquiry into Poverty

Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

PPU Launch Seminar - The Academic and the Policy-Maker

Friday, 18 November 2005 at 13:00

Geoff Mulgan of the Young Foundation is a former Director of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and is a senior fellow at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. Radio 4 is currently airing Geoff’s "Honest Politics" programme on Wednesdays at 8.45pm. Venue: Lecture Theatre, Department of Politics and International Relations. A late lunch will be available at 2pm. The event is open to the public.

Further information from this event http://ppu.politics.ox.ac.uk/materials/Approved_transcript.pdf

PPU Lunchtime Seminar

Friday, 11 November 2005 at 13:00

Guy Lodge (Institute for Public Policy Research) - Rethinking Whitehall: The Future of the Civil Service

Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

PPU Lunchtime Seminar

Friday, 04 November 2005 at 13:00

David Rueda (Merton College, Oxford) - Social Democracy Constrained: Indirect Taxation in Industrialized Democracies.

Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

PPU Lunchtime Seminar

Friday, 28 October 2005 at 13:00

Brian Galligan (Nuffield College, Oxford) - Republicanism and Referendums in Australia

Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

PPU Lunchtime Seminar

Friday, 21 October 2005 at 13:00

Ian Shapiro (Department of Politics, Yale University) - Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Politics of Estate Tax Repeal in the United States

Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

PPU Lunchtime Seminar

Friday, 14 October 2005 at 13:00

Mark Philp (Oriel College, Oxford) - The Seven Principles of Standards in Public Life: What Do the People Think?

Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road. A sandwich lunch will be provided.