The Jimmy Reid Foundation has launched a Commission on Fair Access to Political Influence. It was launched with a report, Not By The People (supported by the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust), which showed that the people who are invited to … Continue reading
“From Fairy Tale to Reality: Dispelling the Myths around Citizen Engagement” is a collaborative venture by Involve and the RSA. The pamphlet debunks common misconceptions of public engagement such as fears of spiralling costs and dwindling prospects of success, and … Continue reading
Education Scotland has produced a report ‘to support schools and centres in promoting diversity and equality through all aspects of planned learning’, setting out examples of good practice found by their Inspectors during visits to schools over the period 2010-2012.
The Electoral Reform Society is organising a discussion process on three themes identified by a day-long deliberative discussion between 80 ‘ordinary Scots’ from across the country. These are: · Sovereignty of the People – How do we return more power … Continue reading
Scholars and practitioners from seven countries gathered at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to assess what scholars and policymakers have learned after nearly three decades of the widespread adoption of participatory governance institutions. Future comparative research will gather … Continue reading
The Electoral Reform Society is holding an enquiry – Democracy Max – into the quality of Scotland’s democracy. The big ideas to emerge from an event held earlier this year, the People’s Gathering, are being debated and discussed over the … Continue reading