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Demos - The Slow Race

Demos - The Slow Race

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The Slow Race
Making technology work forthe poor
Melissa LeachIan Scoones
Citizen engagementis vital to ensurethat science andtechnology respondto the challengesofinternationaldevelopment ...
About Demos
Who we are
Demos is the think tank for everyday democracy.We believe everyoneshould be able to make personal choices in their daily lives that contribute tothe common good.Our aim is to put this democratic idea into practice byworking with organisations in ways that make them more effective andlegitimate.
What we work on
We focus on six areas:public services;science and technology;cities andpublic space;people and communities;arts and culture;and global security.
Who we work with
Our partners include policy-makers,companies,public service providers andsocial entrepreneurs.Demos is not linked to any party but we work withpoliticians across political divides.Our international network – whichextends across Eastern Europe,Scandinavia,Australia,Brazil,India and China– provides a global perspective and enables us to work across borders.
How we work 
Demos knows the importance of learning from experience.We test andimprove our ideas in practice by working with people who can make changehappen.Our collaborative approach means that our partners share in thecreation and ownership of new ideas.
What we offer 
We analyse social and political change,which we connect to innovation andlearning in organisations.We help our partners show thought leadership andrespond to emerging policy challenges.
How we communicate
As an independent voice,we can create debates that lead to real change.Weuse the media,public events,workshops and publications to communicateour ideas.All our books can be downloaded free from the Demos website.
First published in 2006© DemosSome rights reserved – see copyright licence for detailsISBN 1 84180 162 3Copy-edited by Julie Pickard,London Typeset by utimestwo,Collingtree,NorthantsPrinted by Upstream,LondonFor further information andsubscription details please contact:DemosMagdalen House136 Tooley StreetLondon SE1 2TUtelephone:0845 458 5949email:hello@demos.co.uk web:www.demos.co.uk 

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