From centre to community – Reclaiming local democracy


Bruce Ryan will be taking part and acting as a note-taker in From centre to community - reclaiming local democracy. This follows on from submissions by Bruce and Peter to the Commission for Strengthening Local Democracy and the Scottish Parliament's Inquiry into the Flexibility and Autonomy of Local Government. At this event, as in the submissions, Bruce will argue that Community Councils do not yet have the strength and resources to communicate with their citizens. Hence more training and raising the profile of Community Councils are among necessary first steps if they are to take part in a modern, participatory democracy.
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Peter Cruickshank
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Bruce Ryan
Research Associate
+44 131 455 2723
Emergent ICT strategies for local democracy: capturing innovation
Building on previous research into the factors underlying CCs’ online performances, this work will investigate changes across Scotland and in individual Local Authorities. By refreshing the 2012 survey of CC online presences, this project will add depth and strength to our research effort in the...