Citizen State: heuristic democracy

This post by Martin Howitt was prompted by a new project called “Citizen State” and specifically their blog post the Startup State. This post originally appeared on Martin’s blog. Since I work in the public sector I have a strange relationship with politics. Of course, I have political views on specific issues and I do my civic […]

Democratic engagement and council spending cuts

Talk Issues hosts the Democratic Society, along with Public-I, have just published a short research paper called Democracy Pays. It considers how democratic engagement methods can help councils take better decisions on spending cuts. You can  download the full PDF, and we’d love to hear your comments on it.