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’.
The campaign ‘Our Democracy – #ActAsIf ‘ was recently launched in Glasgow. The campaign is a collaborative endeavour by a range of civil society organisations involved in advancing the democratic renewal agenda in Scotland – including the Electoral Reform Society, … Continue reading
The Winter 2016 edition of Edinburgh based ‘Concept – The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice Theory’ is now available. Articles include ‘Political Education in Scotland: A Practitioner’s Perspective’.