Phil England is a freelance
journalist who writes for the Independent, the Wire and New Internationalist. His Climate Radio programmes are archived at www.climateradio.org. Follow Phil on
Consistently topping the polls ahead of upcoming elections, Iceland's Pirate Party have a real shot at power. If they do, they want to change the "ugly" culture of politics and create a society that honours people.
Phil England talks to Katrin Oddsdottir, a member of Iceland's 2011 Constitutional Council, about the process of drafting a new constitution, the aims of the new constitution, and the chances of it finally coming into effect.
Phil England interviews Gunnar Grimsson and Robert Bjarnson of the Citizens Foundation, pioneers of an open-source software platform, Your Priorities, which allows citizens to develop ideas to improve their areas and take more control of public spending.