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’.
The Participative Democracy Certificate (PDC) is an award that provides accreditation to young people actively involved in decision-making in groups. It gives participants the opportunity to acknowledge and develop communication, decision-making and participation in the context of democratic engagement. The … Continue reading
The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament has established an independent Commission on Parliamentary Reform. The aim of the Commission is to look at how the Scottish Parliament can engage better with the people of Scotland and how its work … Continue reading