Daniel Florian

Daniel Florian

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414 weeks ago @ Think Tank Directory - Neuer Iran-Think-Tank ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Ihre Meinung in allen Ehren, aber ich möchte Sie bitten, in meinem Blog auf Beleidigungen zu verzichten - vielen Dank!

415 weeks ago @ Think Tank Directory - Think Tanks: Die neuen... · 0 replies · +1 points

Tja, das ist immer so eine Sache ... meiner Ansicht nach eher nicht. Es gibt zwar auch einige Kampagnen-NGOs mit einer starken Research-Abteilung (zum Beispiel Transparency International, siehe dazu auch diesen Artikel), aber ich hätte doch Bedenken, diese NGOs prinzipiell den Think Tanks zuzuschlagen ...

419 weeks ago @ Global Dashboard - I've been nudged (and ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Welcome to the converts! Still remember your criticism of nudging on this blog (http://www.globaldashboard.org/2010/08/23/nudging-the-issue-2/) and glad you eventually seem to like the idea of nudging ;-)

427 weeks ago @ Global Dashboard - The rather different f... · 0 replies · +3 points

Interesting results indeed, especially because we made quite different experiences in a survey that we made in Germany in 2008/2009.

Together with the German Council on Foreign Relations (Germany's largest privately funded foreign policy think tank), we - that is my employer dimap communications - asked a panel of foreign policy experts from politics, administration, media, NGOs, business, and academia about the role of Germany in the world as well as current threats to global security.

When we presented the study to policy makers, some were even surprised that our results mirrored the results of larger and representative foreign policy surveys - they apparently expected that they had some kind of "insider knowledge" and therefore have a differen perception of foreign policy than ordinary citizens.

Now, the fact that the foreign policy elites' perception of Germany's role in the world and current problems is in line with the perception of the population at large is a good thing, I'd say, but precisely because of that I would also worry - as you do - when that's not the case ...

Obviously, our survey (which you can find at http://aussenpolitikstudie.de/) is almost two years old now, but we'll do another survey this year and will see whether the gap is widening in Germany, too ...

431 weeks ago @ Think Tank Directory - Wir brauchen keine Par... · 0 replies · +1 points

Stimme Dir voll zu! Bei letzterem - der beruflichen Mobilität zwischen Wissenschaft bzw. Politikberatung und Verwaltung (aber auch zwischen Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft) gibt es allerdings Bewegung: das AA z. B. sendet immer wieder auch Leute in die SWP. Allerdings gibt es hier ein Akzeptanzproblem, weil - zumindest wenn es um Wirtschaftsvertreter geht - sofort vermuted wird, hier würden Lobbyinteressen in die Verwaltung eingeschleust.

438 weeks ago @ Global Dashboard - Nudging the Issue · 0 replies · +1 points

Just for the record: I would not want to be associated with anything like "enlightened autocracy" and don't think that's what Cass and Sunstein had in mind when writing "Nudge". Anyway, it seems that it's a very controversial issue and it'll be interesting to see what Cameron's "nudge unit" will propose - I'll follow your blog for harsh criticism of the government ;-)

438 weeks ago @ Global Dashboard - Nudging the Issue · 0 replies · +1 points

I take your point, and I'd prefer approach (2) as well. But I also see that many people (and I do not exclude myself) are lazy and don't want to learn about their biases and become educated before being able to sign up for a retirement plan.

What I liked about "Nudge" was the idea of changing the default positions. That way, people could still decide to have no retirement plan and spend all their money on expensive watches and holidays in the Caribbean, but they would in fact be encouraged to save their money.

And I see no ethical problems if governments (or in this case corporations) change default options ...

438 weeks ago @ Global Dashboard - Nudging the Issue · 0 replies · +1 points

Your criticism of "nudging" is unfair, I believe. The book was clearly meant to make citizens being better off, not worse. And simply because corporations use misleading information to sell more credits, houses etc., it is important that the government protects consumers and makes sure they have all the information they need. "Nudge" provides some examples how this might look like. There are other examples where "nudging" is important, for example in pension planning, where the short-term interests of citizens conflict with long-term interests.

There is of course a risk of being misleaded by government - not only since the invention of nudging. But why should only corporations use the science of behavioural economics and not governments? If people don't want to be nudged by their PM and his Ministers, they can simply vote for another government. But I would imagine that many would welcome a friendly "nudge" ...

440 weeks ago @ Think Tank Directory - Was Think Tanks von Tc... · 0 replies · +1 points

Naja, ein "Schaufenster" würde ich nicht als Beispiel für Crowdsourcing bezeichnen ... Beim Crowdsourcing geht es ja darum, dass Kunden (Nachfrager) und Unternehmen (Anbieter) gemeinsam Probleme definieren und v.a. Lösungen entwickeln. Im Think-Tank-Bereich hat Demos bereits damit experimentiert, ohne jedoch ein überzeugendes Modell gefunden zu haben. Einen Artikel zu kommentieren ist wohl eher Feedback als echtes Crowdsourcing!

443 weeks ago @ massenpublikum - Urlaubslekt├╝re: Was s... · 1 reply · +2 points

Meiner Freundin hat "Das war ich nicht" sehr gut gefallen: http://www.salon-kreuzberg.de/?p=72