End State: 9 Ways Society is Broken – and how we can fix it

In conversation with author James Plunkett
Blavatnik School of Government and Zoom
Open to the public
This event is free - register below to attend
November 2021
Hybrid event

In his first book, End StateJames Plunkett argues that right now is a moment not of despair, but of historic opportunity - a chance to rethink, renew, and reform some of the most fundamental ways we organise society. In much the same way as societies emerged stronger from crises in the past - building the state as we know it today - we too can build a happier future. 

One of the ideas he specifically unpacks in this book is how to rethink digital competition. In this event, we’ll probe his thinking on how markets can be transformed to work better for a digital age. We’ll also think about how some of his other ideas in this book (such as a basic income) might respond to challenges of a digital economy.

'New Frontiers of Digital Governance' is a seminar series by Digital Pathways at Oxford which explores cutting-edge research on the governance of digital technologies. The series brings together leading experts to discuss the real-world policy implications of their work, and provides an opportunity for audience engagement.

Please note: This is a hybrid event and will be held in person at the Blavatnik School of Government as well as online via Zoom. It will also be livestreamed and archived on our YouTube channel. Register below to receive joining instructions.

About Digital Pathways at Oxford

Digital Pathways is a research initiative which aims to reach across the fields of public policy, law, economics, computer science and political science to support informed decision-making on the governance of digital technologies specifically. This knowledge provides the foundations for practical engagement with governments and policymakers, synthesising research into impact-oriented policy advice and building a network of practitioners and experts in digital governance. Subscribe to the Digital Pathways newsletter or follow @DigiPathOxf on Twitter to stay up to date on the programme's research and events.