Published in: openDemocracyUKNo seat is unwinnable: how Labour activists set out to reclaim Tory strongholds and defy predictions
In North London’s Chipping Barnet, pop-up alliances and an emerging ecology of democratic campaigning came together to renew participatory politics.
Published in: openDemocracyUKRenovating democracy: combining conventions with festivals to assemble the public
Don't miss the new festival for democracy, DemFest, on 13-14 May.
Taking responsibility for Friern Barnet Community Library
“Barnet claims to know what people want. But if you go into some of the libraries in Barnet, I would have to say that they probably don’t know what people want.” Nick Mahony talks to the Chair of Trustees of a library saved by occupation for the community in north London.
Organising today: stewarding and responding to ‘the people’
38 degrees aims to bring people together to take action on the issues that matter to them. As part of our series of interviews with practitioners, Participation Now researcher Nick Mahony talked to Becky Jarvis and Rebecca Falcon at the 38 Degrees office in London about their work.
Introducing ‘Participation Now: meet the practitioners’
Participation Now is a new Open University web platform that hosts an accessible and expanding collection of over 120 of the most creative examples of contemporary public participation and engagement initiatives. Meet 'the Practitioners'.
Participation Now: patterns, possibilities, politics
At one end of this spectrum we have started to place initiatives that offer to rationalise public engagement and make the participatory self-organisation of publics more efficient. At the other end, initiatives seem more focused on enriching processes of engagement and participation.