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Ron Levy and Graeme Orr: To Save Democracy, Reform the Law

The US election just passed has made many people wonder about the merits of democracy. If an election can still be won using the dark rhetorics of earlier, troubled times in Western history, then they may have a point. 1,020 more words

Judicial Review

My notes for the Commission on Scottish Parliament reform

On 26 October 2016, the independent Commission on Parliamentary Reform was established by the Presiding Officer to look at how the Scottish Parliament can engage better with the people of Scotland and how its work can be improved to deliver better scrutiny. 52 more words


Calling it democratic doesn't make it democratic

I feel like a broken record sometimes. It seems like every single time I interact with a Brexit supporter it boils down to them making some version of the statement “we won, shut up”. 1,010 more words

Where now after Trump?

WHAT price deliberative democracy after the Trump bombshell? What price democracy itself? No doubt there are many reasons why Trump’s quivering finger will soon be on the nuclear button. 686 more words


Deliberative Democracy

What is Deliberative Democracy?

At our meeting on Saturday 29 October we discussed deliberative democracy.  But what is deliberative democracy?

Well, according to John Dryzek… 213 more words


The Populist Signal: Swedish edition

The Populist Signal gets a new preface in this recently published Swedish edition by Arena Ide.

Read it here.


revised National Standards for Community Engagement

What Works Scotland and the Scottish Community Development Centre worked together with a range of partners to undertake a full review and refresh of the original standards published in 2005. 49 more words