In this issue:
This edition of the RSA Journal suggests that we need to spend less time rehearsing the finer details of which policies work and more asking whether the policymaking process is working and exploring potential new approaches.
This journal puts the spotlight, not on what policies we need (although Rowan Bosworth-Davies makes a passionate case for the time being ripe for a new conversation about drugs policy), but on the process of policymaking itself. Matthew Taylor’s piece argues that, in light of today’s challenges, it may be time to update the policy tools we use. Meanwhile, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude explores the moving targets that policy approaches need to nail, including the rise in public expectations of what government can and cannot deliver.