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About Marco Biagi

Marco Biagi is the former SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central and Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment.

Articles by Marco Biagi

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

What does the EU have to do with hoovering?

On the difficulty of campaigning for something boring but sensible.

"More and better mandarins!": lessons from my adventures as a government minister

Government is weird. And other thoughts after stepping down as Scotland's minister for local government and community empowerment.

Bringing power to the people, through the statute book

Scotland's Community Empowerment Bill aims to help bring the spirit of self-determination unleashed during the referendum into the day-to-day running of neighbourhoods across the country.

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