Coleman connects on Citizenship

That arch-sceptic of bloggers, Professor Stephen Coleman, has succumbed to the lure of blogging (for a week at least) as a guest blogger on Connecting Bristol. He’s just returned from an intellectually challenging conference in Amsterdam to pose some points about the changing nature of citizenship: 1. The rules of Read more…

Who’s playing this year?

There’s still several months to go before Local Democracy Week and the final deadline for signing up for I’m a Councillor, Get me out of Here!, but we’ve got a record-breaking 24 councils signed up so far – a lot of them returners from last year, who we’re glad to Read more…

Elections 2007, a few sites

As we all know, there are a slew of elections this May: Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, all Local Authorities in Scotland and some in England. As the internet continues to take over the world, there’s more and more of an e-democracy angle with each election. Here’s one or two sites Read more…

“Make playgrounds more dangerous”

One of the nice things about travelling by train is the opportunity to meet new people.  Last year I ended up sitting next to an old house mate from 10 years previously who now has a couple of pubs in Bath.  Last week I sat down opposite a fellow called Read more…

e-Democracy Mailing List

The UK and Ireland e-Democracy exchange mailing list has recently reached a membership milestone of 100 members.  The group consists of many if not most of the more vocal members of the e-Democracy community in these parts.  It was originally set-up by Steven Clift and is currently hosted by Tom Read more…

Quiet before the storm

It’s now Saturday afternoon and on Monday morning I’m a Councillor kicks off in 33 councils across the country (Dumfries and Galloway finished yesterday as it is now half term in most of Scotland). All is quiet now, a few councillors are still to post their manifestos and Sophia is Read more…

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