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What is a Citizens’ Assembly?

Citizens’ Assemblies are in the news, from the assemblies that led to the referendums on equal marriage and abortion in Ireland, to demands for a Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit to sort out the blockages at...

Posted 24 Jan 2019

What is a citizens assembly

The Scottish people should be involved in the devolution debate

Yesterday (Wednesday 16th September) the Scottish Parliament debated ‘Scotland’s Future: Democracy and Devolution’. One year on from the independence referendum, and with the Scotland Bill due to go to report stage in the next few...

Posted 17 Sep 2015

Women and Scottish independence

This blog was first posted on Engender As the date of the referendum draws ever nearer, and the gender gap in the polls shows no sign of closing, there seem to be more events targeting women...

Posted 03 Jul 2014

Politics is too important to be left to the politicians

As the first stage in a yearlong process to imagine what a ‘Good Scottish Democracy’ might look like we asked for volunteers to take part in a discussion about the future of Scotland Democracy.  ...

Posted 12 Oct 2012

Scots are ready for real, meaningful constitutional debate

Since the launch of Yes Scotland and Better Together, the campaigns in support of independence and the Union respectively, the constitutional debate has entered a phase of relative quiet. While partisans and activists continue to fight the campaigns...

Posted 17 Jul 2012