Open Source Democracy: Constitution for the people by the people
Public Policy Network
Friday 30th March. 1.30-3pm, 6th Floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh
This is a unique opportunity to listen to first hand testimony about one of the most remarkable processes of citizen participation of our time. If you are interested in democratic innovation and participatory politics, you will not want to miss this session about the current citizen-driven constitutional reform in Iceland. The Citizen Participation Network (PPN) and So Say Scotland invite you to a working lunch with Prof. Thorvaldur Gylfason. Thanks to the Icelandic Embassy for making his visit possible.
In January 2009 when the Icelandic people brought their parliament down in what was called the ‘pots and pans’ revolution, the question of ‘how fit is the constitution?’ was quick to many lips. Understanding the vested interests at play there was a feeling that the review process had to be transparent and participative if it had any chance of the necessary reforms sticking.
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