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Democracy, power and governance

A series of activists drawn by Celeste Byers
by Paul Chaney  |  21st October 2020

Presenting the first four titles in the Civil Society and Social Change book series, Paul Chaney outlines the potential of civil society to bring about social change through civic participation and civil engagement. …Read more

Flats covered in green vines
by Robin Hambleton  |  16th October 2020

Launching his new book ‘Cities and Communities beyond COVID-19’, Robin Hambleton calls for a harnessing of the response shown by local communities during the pandemic, in line with the theme of UN World Cities Day 2020.…Read more

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As society transforms into new bubbles and economic structures, Adrian Bonner, editor of Local Authorities and the Social Determinants of Health, looks at how we need to develop an objective, evidence-based approach to supporting communication, understanding, research and collaboration between the public, private and third sectors.…Read more

Balloons with faces drawn on
by Matthew Flinders  |  2nd October 2020

Matthew Flinders considers how populist politicians exploit our collective doubt and anguish in this age of anger and looks at how feelings trump facts.…Read more

Empty tribunal room
by Jessica Jacobson and Penny Cooper  |  28th September 2020

Based on 'Participation in Courts and Tribunals: Concepts, Realities and Aspirations', edited by Jessica Jacobson and Penny Cooper, this briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around what exactly it means to participate in judicial proceedings, why participation matters, and what factors impede and, conversely, support participation.…Read more

Street art saying 'Still chasin' rainbows'
by the Editors of the European Journal of Politics and Gender  |  23rd September 2020

The editors of the European Journal of Politics and Gender discuss their curated student reading list featuring free articles from the journal across four key themes.…Read more

Empty, deserted school room
by Pat Thomson  |  9th September 2020

Pat Thomson, author of 'School Scandals: Blowing the whistle on the corruption of our education system', talks about the corruption of the UK education system, and the impact of this on democracy and children's lives.…Read more

Red circle in wall
by Janice Morphet  |  8th September 2020

Janice Morphet, author of upcoming book 'The Impact of COVID-19 on Devolution', discusses whether the pandemic has caused greater government recentralisation and where this recentralisation is headed.…Read more

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by Thomas Swann  |  5th September 2020

Thomas Swann, author of 'Anarchist Cybernetics', discusses what social media used to be like for activists, how that has changed and why we need to take back control of our technology.…Read more

Art of giant hand pointing at a figure
by Keith Dowding  |  2nd September 2020

Keith Dowding talks through the arguments in his book, It's the Government, Stupid, including looking at individualism, choice, and how governments have passed blame and responsibility onto citizens during COVID-19.…Read more