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Governing with the people

Currently, democracy tends to mean that every five years, we wait in a queue to put a little tick on a piece of paper beside the name of the person or party we like the most. 629 more words


Conference: 'People making a difference in communities'

Conference: People making difference in communities
2nd October 2015, 9.30am – 4pm
Grassmarket Community Project


What Works Scotland is delighted to invite you to this one-day conference featuring leading scholars from Denmark, Netherlands, England and Scotland. 284 more words


Where should we look for democracy?

What does democracy look like?

When most people think about democracy, they probably think about voting in elections for a politician to represent them in parliament. 639 more words


Everything you ever wanted to know about Citizens’ Juries…

Involving communities in deliberation: A study of three citizens’ juries on onshore wind farms in Scotland

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Interest in deliberative forms of public engagement is growing in Scotland.

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Deliberation and Development - new free access e-book

‘Deliberation and Development: Rethinking the Role of Voice and Collective Action in Unequal Societies’, edited by Patrick Heller and Vijayendra Rao

Deliberation and Development…

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What Democracy and Free Market Capitalism Have in Common

Many on the left love democracy but distrust capitalism. We often hear people argue that democracy is the antidote to the ills of capitalism–that we ought to increase the role of democracy in our political system, making political processes more direct and more consensus-driven. 1,345 more words