democracy

Democracy in the 21st Century

Speaker Derek Bates will argue that we should be able to properly engage with our elected representatives using modern communication and internet technology, have a “live” influence on our futures and express our opinions – effectively crowd-sourcing innovative policy and direction.

Cuba

By comparing the democratic institutions that have been developed in Cuba since its 1959 Revolution with those that are claimed for Britain, speaker Graham Bell examines whether the quality of our democracy might be raised using Cuba’s experience.

General Elections: Manufacturing Consent

In this talk, Graham Bell will look at the schema that Walter Lippmann developed in the 1920s for conducting national elections and his justification of it. To what extent do his prescriptions reflect current General Elections in the UK?

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