fixing local democracy

local democracy is broken: there is a deficit of trust between the public, councillors and council officers, owing to poor communication and, in some cases, poor performance. the deficit of trust extends to central government’s view of local government, leading to a reluctance to devolve more power. councillor allowances are so low that few people… Continue reading fixing local democracy

system of government

what’s wrong with democracy? the fundamental principle of democracy is beyond question: that government is for the benefit of all people, and so must answer to their needs and aspirations. but implementations of democracy are flawed: representation disempowerment of minorities whose interests (e.g. religion, language and culture) are opposed or ignored by the popular majority.… Continue reading system of government