Civilzone

This post is a response from Gabor Mihucz, of the Hungarian NGO the Association for Societal Participation, to a piece I wrote a few weeks back. A couple of weeks ago, Anthony Zacharzewski, social activist of The Democratic Society wrote a review on our association’s project that had the working title ‘webvotr’ and has since […]

Media regulation: Rectifying the flaw

On 25 April, Demsoc is holding a discussion event on media regulation and new democracy at the RSA in London. This contribution to the debate comes from Dave Boyle. If you would like to attend, numbers are limited, but a few free tickets are left. In his famous mea culpa, Alan Greenspan told the US […]

Is there an effective counter extremist strategy?

Image via Wikipedia In the age of terrorism and what Mr Clegg labelled in the first leaders’ debate ‘the murky world of politics’, it is remarkably difficult for those in power to lay our how they will counter extremist ideology, when the reasons why people are drawn to the fringes and believe in such radicalism […]

White people feel they can’t influence

Interesting results from the DCLG citizenship survey reported by the BBC. It asked people how much they felt able to influence politics, and white people felt much less able to influence than minority groups. Some 19% of white people agreed they had a say, compared with 33% of other groups The survey in full.