Discussion

Build Back Better in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove Compass have launched a campaign to Build Back Better in the City and we are seeking signatures from residents and people who work in the City. While terrible, the Covid-19 crisis provides an opportunity to create a new and better ‘normal’ – and we think Brighton and Hove is the ideal place to set this in motion as we face an uncertain future.

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Citizen-Led Change

Today we proudly launch our new pamphlet ‘Participation at 45 degrees: techniques for citizen-led change’.
We argue that we urgently need to create a more participatory and deliberative democracy and explore the role of participatory practice in supporting the change.

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The Will Of The People?

What does ‘will of the people’ actually mean? Here are some numbers about the EU referendum and why, on their own, plebiscites are not a good way of involving citizens in important decision.

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Can We Save Democracy?

Democracy is under threat, our current laissez faire approach is leading to social fragmentation and polarisation. A communities’ capacity for democratic decision-making is inescapably linked to the extent to which their members can learn, reflect on, and exchange ideas in an objective manner. ‘Communities should have more quality-assured deliberative events that will empower them to select public policies and representatives’

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