In many ways democratic government relies on the notion of open and honest discussion between opposing partisans. Becoming informed regarding candidates and politics generally necessitates obtaining information and opinions from a variety of sources. 178 more words
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“…we need to ask whether we need to re-examine our electoral system, so as to improve the nature of our relationship, as public representatives, with the voters.” Extract from a speech by former president Nelson Mandela at the final sitting of the first democratically elected Parliament, 26 March 1999.
Genevieve Fuji Johnson, Laura Black and Katherine Knobloch
Emotion and reason are often framed as adversaries, with reason the victor. In this line of argument, emotion clouds reason and disrupts our ability to reach sound decisions.* Within the past several decades, however, scholars of decision making – and deliberation in particular – have begun to understand emotion’s more nuanced role in producing reasoned judgement. 647 more words
In this project, the focus of the Citizens’ Juries discussions will be health inequalities and potential policy responses to these inequalities. We are organising three Citizens’ Juries in Summer 2016, one in Glasgow, one in Liverpool and one in Manchester. 37 more words
It’s more than a week after the vote in the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union, and it’s taken me this long to write something. 1,412 more words