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The week in democracy, March 18

Here’s our weekly update on the world of deliberative and participatory democracy. As ever, please write in to psademocracy@gmail.com if you have any additions. News/Blogs Democratic Audit keeps up the conversation on FoI and open government: http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=20481 John Keane with a great post on the dramatic role of elections in democracy: http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=20269   Events Very … Continue reading

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Weekly democracy roundup, March 11

Here’s our weekly round-up of news, events, publications and so on that have emerged on themes surrounding participatory and deliberative democracy.  In the news… A couple from the reliably interesting Democratic Audit: On the FOI debate in Britain again: http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=20284 On the democratic work of Bill Committees: http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=20285 On the democratic accountability of security services: … Continue reading

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Our weekly wrap on all things democracy, March 4

News/blogs Read ERS’s Katie Ghose interesting insight on what other referenda can tell us about the upcoming Brexit vote: http://demaudituk.wpengine.com/?p=20034 Also a couple of interesting items in The Conversation this week. One is John Dryzek bemoaning proposed voting changes in the Australian Senate: https://theconversation.com/the-proposed-senate-voting-change-will-hurt-australian-democracy-55297 The other is Christopher Murphy (Salford) on the FOI process and … Continue reading

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The PDD weekly wrap on all things democratic, Feb 26

Here’s our weekly round-up of news, events, publications and so on that have emerged on themes surrounding participatory and deliberative democracy. If anything is missing, or you would like to draw attention to something in particular in the weeks ahead, please email psademocracy@gmail.com. Please feel free to repost, tweet, etc. News/Blogs The team at Democratic … Continue reading

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The PDD weekly wrap on all things democratic, Feb 19

Back again for another instalment. Remember to reblog, retweet etc and to get in touch to alert us to anything important for future round-ups. News/Blogs Important note on the open democracy blog about the ill-informed nature of the Brexit debate and the need for improved media coverage: https://www.opendemocracy.net/ourbeeb/mike-berry/british-are-dangerously-ill-informed-about-eu-referendum#.VsWK4O9du2Q.twitter An interesting piece on Democratic Audit on … Continue reading

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The PDD weekly wrap on all things democratic, Feb 12

News/Blogs MP Richard Burgon has an interesting blog post on Democratic Audit bemoaning proposed changes to archiving Cabinet papers. What happened to open government? Read here: http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=19509 On the topic of open government, the World Bank has launched a new research consortium to find out more about where it is happening (and not), how, how … Continue reading