The Commission on Highland Democracy has published its interim report. Key findings so far are: Decision making is exclusive. … People consider decision making to be centralised not because it takes place a long distance from them. …(but) when a … Continue reading
The campaign ‘Our Democracy – #ActAsIf ‘ was recently launched in Glasgow. You can join and/or follow the initiative via their new website.
Findings by Newcastle University researchers on Muslim Youth and Political Participation in Scotland include ‘charity, community and volunteering work was carried out by most research participants, highlighting a widespread interest in this form of participation’.
Following ClimateXChange’s project on citizens juries Dr Jen Roberts and Dr Ruth Lightbody have reviewed ten similar projects to understand how witnesses are being involved in different ways. The report looks at a range of issues relating to the expert … Continue reading
Common Weal has published a contribution to the Open Government Programme offering ideas on Accountability, Transparency and Participation. These include: A Citizen’s Assembly should be established as a ‘second chamber’ of the Scottish Parliament. That body should have the ability … Continue reading
Involve has a new report on the health of the UK’s democracy ‘Room for a View: Democracy as a Deliberative System’.