Scottish referendum. Boost for democracy or flash in the pan? – Dan Jellinek

I recently sat down with Dan Jellinek of The Information Daily to discuss democratic impact of the Independence Referendum. Below is an article he wrote based on our conversation. You can read the original article here. The Scottish referendum delivered a remarkable turnout (85%) and an improved quality of political debate. But was this a […]

Scottish Home Rule: More Power to whom? The need for citizen participation.

  As of 5 o’clock on Halloween it transpired that Lord Smith of Kelvin and the members of his cross partycommittee were going to have a lot of reading to do over the coming weeks. This was due the phenomenal response to their call for submissions from the public on what additional powers should be […]

Event: Post-Referendum – A New Scottish Democracy? – Hemma, Edinburgh, 7pm – 7th October 2014

Demsoc Scotland Presents: Post-Referendum – A New Scottish Democracy? – Hemma, 7th October, 7pm. The referendum is over. The votes have been counted. The campaign posters have been taken down. However, it seems that the referendum has revitalised democracy in Scotland and the United Kingdom. This is due to a record breaking turnout; an increase in […]

#IndyRefQ – For Quotes, Questions and (pictures of) Queues on 18th September. 2014

#IndyRefQ You can take part and help document the Democracy of #IndyRef using the hashtag #IndyRefQ and: Tweet a QUOTE about your thoughts democracy and #indyref Ask a QUESTION about the future of Democracy once the referendum is over. Take a picture of fellow citizens QUEUING to cast their vote With the big day nearly upon us, the Democratic Society, along with our friends […]