Good things to read

Good things to read

Inspired by the #SummerOfTech alternative summer reading list for MPs (and everyone) here are our picks, and some other good things we’ve been reading here at Represent.

Our favourites:

More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First by Steve Hilton

Blueprint for a Revolution by Srdja Popovic

Betterness by Umair Haque

Rebooting Democracy by Manuel Arriga

Hardcore History and Common Sense by Dan Carlin (podcasts)

Anything by David Brin, Kim Stanley-Robinson.

Dataclysm by Christian Rudder

None of the Above by BBC3 Free Speech presenter Rick Edwards

More great stuff:

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

Who Owns The Future? by Jaron Lanier

The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power & Culture in the Digital Age by Astra Taylor

Beyond Transparency: Open Data and the Future of Civic Innovation by Edited by Brett Goldstein and Lauren Dyson

Open Up! Report of the Speaker’s Commission for Digital Democracy by John Bercow and Commissioners

Small Pieces Loosely Joined: How smarter use of technology and data can deliver real reform of local government by Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange

Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger: Remaking government for the digital age by Chris Yiu & Sarah Fink, Policy Exchange

We need a dynamic, democratic capitalism by Thomas Aubrey, Policy Network

The Circle by Dave Eggars

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama

Ed Dowding

ed@represent.me

Technologist and entrepreneur, Ed specialises in social collaboration systems. His work has included building risk analysis services for the insurance industry, and from 2005 to 2010 he developed an SMS alert system which quickly grew into a full emergency management service for London local authorities and blue-lights.

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