How can we improve democracy, today? In this podcast series, Ben Fowkes from Delib speaks with people working in publicly accountable organisations, civic society and the third sector to hear how they are making practical change.
Young People & Local Democracy (Featuring Jackie Weaver)
We host a discussion between Jackie Weaver chief executive of the Cheshire Association of Local Councils, Dr Rebecca Rumbul, head of research at My Society and Hattie Andrews, the director and founder of The Politics Project about why it’s important for more young people to get involved with local democracy.
Highlights include; Jackie’s new found fame as a result of that Handforth Parish Council meeting, the difference between a handle and a hashtag, the barriers of bureaucratic terminology and where young people can make a significant difference.
10 Practical Democracy Retrospective
Delib rounds off Season 1 with a look back at some memorable moments from previous episodes of the Practical Democracy Podcast.
09 Simon Parker
Simon Parker speaks to Delib's Ben Fowkes about his recent post ‘Conservative anarchism, self-organisation and the future of government’.
08 The Scrutiny Special with Ed Hammond
Director of Research and Campaigns at Centre for Public Scrutiny, Ed Hammond, speaks to Delib’s Ben Fowkes about what scrutiny actually is, and the role it plays within a functioning democracy.
07 Dr. Roslyn Fuller
Digital Democracy expert, columnist and author Dr. Roslyn Fuller speaks to Delib's Ben Fowkes on how she became dedicated to working in the field, Athenian Democracy, the concept of anti-democrats and systematic problems with representative politics.
06 Bex Rae-Evans
Delib's Ben Fowkes speaks to Bex Rae-Evans from Tech for Good Live on topics ranging from using service design in a time of crisis to helping organisations adapt to a new life working online.