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Democracy in flux: Reflections on a decade at Involve

By Tim Hughes

19 Oct 2021

This was originally posted on the Involve blog on 10th September 2021. Today is my final day at Involve, which naturally brings with it a time of reflection after 11...

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Powering the just transition

By Rebekah Diski, Alex Chapman & Chaitanya Kumar

06 Oct 2021

The UK faces an uneven decarbonisation challenge, with some regions and industries under particular pressure to reduce emissions. Many of the places and communities most acutely affected are also...

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To rethink Scotland, our systems need to let people in

By Jennifer Wallace & Pippa Coutts

14 Sep 2021

History tells us that periods of great disruption are often followed by periods of massive social change. But last year’s’ flurry of ‘build back’ and ‘build forward’ reports and...

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Space to Participate

By Jenny Wood

25 Aug 2021

Children are routinely thought of as our future and take a symbolic place in our culture when considering innocence, hope and imagination. But we also have a societal tendency...

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Learning to listen: ‘No sense making about me without me’

By Laura Seebohm

19 Aug 2021

At the start of the pandemic one women told her support worker “I’ve been told what to do for years, this is nothing new”. We know that policy decisions... Read More

Re-think power to build inclusive local economies

By Frances Jones & Eleanor Radcliffe

12 Aug 2021

Thirteen years ago, the global financial crisis prompted human suffering across the world. In the wake of this, community wealth building emerged as an alternative approach to local economic... Read More

Citizens Assemblies: fashionable focus groups or the great hopes of democracy?

By Katy Oglethorpe

03 Aug 2021

Newham citizens assembly Newham, the East London borough: home to the 2012 Olympics, birthplace of Danny Dyer and the most ethnically diverse place in England and Wales. Soon Newham... Read More

Rethinking Poverty: what needs to change?

By Barry Knight

09 Jun 2021

We have the ideas for change It is now more than three years since Rethinking Poverty began to compile resources to support the development of a good society without... Read More

Vermont democracy conducted at a human scale

By The Alternative UK

13 May 2021

Other than being Bernie Sanders’ Congressional seat, we have picked up at A/UK on the singular qualities of the state of Vermont – as a “laboratory for democracy”, in... Read More

Deliberating with care for a caring democracy

By Marian Barnes

02 Jun 2020

Sometimes, when times seem unlike anything we have known before, we need to reach for ideas that are not new. The current crisis does not necessarily mean that we have... Read More