politjobs job alert UK 2017-38 – liberal states and closed societies

“Authoritarian elites hire Western public relations firms to polish their reputations, Western lawyers to file libel suits against their critics, and Western real estate companies to transform ill-gotten wealth into legal assets.” Thorsten Benner is making the case for Russia, China and some others. He is calling on liberal states to make sure that they do not turn themselves into closed societies for fear of foreign influence. How could this be ensured? The first order of business must be to disrupt the all-too-smooth links between authoritarian states and their enablers among Western elites, says Brenner, as well as to regulate the one-sided openness that allows authoritarians to influence liberal democracies. The case of Bell Pottinger, however, shows that things are not that easy. Transparency requirements, regulations, and campaigns to build public awareness can help, but Brenner suggests we should make more use of one of democracies’ key advantages: critical public debate. If you are prepared for this debate, then find some interesting job offers at politjobs.uk!

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The Law Society seeks Public Affairs Adviser

These roles provide a fantastic opportunity to work on a range of high profile and fascinating issues such as Brexit, access to justice and technology.Both posts will focus on developing and delivering public affairs plans, providing political advice, responding to legislative developments and delivering high quality parliamentary monitoring.One of the two posts will have a particular focus on campaigns, and will work closely with the Campaigns Manager on the organisation’s access to justice and global legal centre campaigns (…)

Facebook seeks Director of Privacy Policy, Europe

Facebook seeks a highly motivated and well organized leader to lead our growing privacy policy team in EMEA. This position will report into the Global Deputy Chief Privacy Officer and play a major role in shaping and leading Facebook’s international privacy policy work. The role will be responsible for helping to lead Facebook’s privacy and data strategy in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa, and engaging with policy-makers and regulators across the region.  The ideal candidate has a strong professional background in privacy and data protection, and will be comfortable working on all major technology policy issues.

techUK seeks Head of Trade Policy and EU relations

Key Responsibilities: Develop a detailed technical understanding of how the trade in digital goods and services can be best supported through new international trade agreements, both with the EU and other countries; Work with techUK members and stakeholders in the UK government, European Union and other national and international organisations (such as the WTO) to ensure that the needs techUK members post-Brexit are well understood and that the best possible arrangements are put in place to support international trade in digital goods and services (…)

LSE seeks Senior Public Affairs Advisor

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in a public affairs role within a professional environment, working closely with a large variety of stakeholders including senior management and leadership teams. They will have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate the development and implementation of a political and public engagement programme. They will also be able to demonstrate leadership in a pressurised environment as well as strong networking and team management skills.

Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation seeks Policy Officer

CIHT wishes to appoint a policy officer to help our Policy and Technical affairs team to develop a range of outputs for our membership and to help shape and influence the transport sector by working collaboratively with other organisations, including governments. You’ll help develop the way we exchange knowledge amongst our membership. You will have some experience in developing outputs from group working and have some experience of policy development or influencing (…)

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