Community Development Alliance Scotland

Agenda For Pioneering Open Government

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

Community development in election manifestos

We have looked at manifestos for the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary elections and extracted statements and promises that we think may be of interest to people involved in community development. For practical reasons we have confined our review to the three … Continue reading

Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy

The Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy has produced an interim report ‘Time to reverse 50 years of centralisation’ . Commentator Lawrence Demarco describes it as “surprisingly radical for a body set up by COSLA”. It argues that Scotland would be … Continue reading

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