REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED AS THIS EVENT IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED
Title: But The Spell Remains: the role of emotions in public policy
Speaker: Hilary Cottam, design strategist and founder/ principal partner of Participle, which aims to develop new, sustainable models for a 21st century welfare state
Chair: Dr Finbarr Livesey, Deputy Director, Masters in Public Policy, University of Cambridge
Date/Time: 18 November 2013, 6pm
Registration opens: 5:40pm
Venue: Judge Business School Lecture Theatre 2 Trumpington Street CB2 1AG (map)
The lecture will be followed by drinks, all welcome!
Why does public policy fail? Why do problems that appear to have been “solved” so often take new form and re-emerge? I will argue that the roots of public policy failure can be found in the inability to take account of human emotion and every day relationships. Public policy increasingly relies on the tools and language of economics. Drawing on the disciplines of design, psychoanalysis, anthropology and feminism I will argue that this is a limitation. Different perspectives are needed to get underneath the pressing policy challenges of this century. Using practical case studies I will look at how a different approach has the potential to transform policy towards ageing and unemployment in the UK.