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One of the more dominant personalities that have endeavored to loosen and expand the democratic space on Social Media by challenging minds is political Communications Consultant Njeri Thorne. 832 more words

Irish equal marriage: it's deliberation "wot won it"

It’s a glorious morning for democrats and equal rights campaigners everywhere:  the Irish have voted nearly 2 to 1 to allow equal marriage rights regardless of sex. 496 more words

Deliberation And Deliberative Democracy

Whether the UK got what we wanted in the 2015 general election isn't the only issue

The results of the election, in terms of the ratio between share of the vote and number of MPs, speak for themselves. First past the post voting can leave a lot of people feeling like their views are not represented. 1,274 more words

Your vote IS important, Simon Burall

Simon Burall, the Director of the think tank Involve, published a blog piece today entitled ‘Your vote isn’t important’.

After I’d spluttered my outrage on… 755 more words

UK Politics And Policy

Of Trolls and Engineers and Open-Source Dialogue

What will it take to think together?

How hard can it be to learn something from a conversation?

Really hard—if you go against what your audience believes or wants to believe. 437 more words


PSA2015 - highlights and next moves

It’s a week afterwards – the joys of being wifi-less in the Cumbrian mountains! – but on behalf of the PDD group convenors I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to some excellent group events at the PSA 2015 Conference in Sheffield. 466 more words


A deliberative system in Scotland?

The last two days I’ve been in Edinburgh talking with academic colleagues, civil servants, activists and think tankers, journalists and interested others about deliberative systems. I’ve been interested in applying deliberative systems thinking to get a handle on the quality and extent of public debate in the run-up to, and beyond, last year’s Scottish independence referendum. 688 more words

UK Politics And Policy

oliverescobar reblogged this on Citizen Participation Network and commented:

Thanks to Prof. John Parkinson for two interesting days of conversations about deliberative democracy in Scotland. Here I'm re-blogging John's initial thoughts posted originally in his blog.