Democratic Governance through Intermediary Bodies: A Case Study of Third Sector Interfaces in Scotland
Access this summary of research which explores the relationship between the third sector and the state in Scotland.
What Works Scotland was a programme of collaborative action research with four Scottish local authority areas focused on public service reform to support community empowerment and improved public services.
The programme was funded by the Scottish Government and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and ran from 2014 to 2020. It was a collaboration between the University of Glasgow, supported though Policy Scotland, and the University of Edinburgh.
All the findings and outputs are on the What Works Scotland website.
Why we need a developing participatory research agenda for the community economy and societal resilience given ongoing and emerging social and ecological crises – inequalities, climate change, democratic deficits and pandemic(s).
This Discussion Paper supports understanding of the key elements and options for an emerging participatory research agenda to support, inform and critically consider the development of the community economy in Scotland and more widely. It does this by offering a range of frameworks to support dialogue and participatory research on building such an economy, and…
Authors: Wendy Faulkner and Claire Bynner “The facilitation task of designing and planning a public engagement process is a craft, honed by repeated practice and never perfect!” Wendy Faulkner and Claire Bynner, How to design and plan public engagement processes: a handbook There is a growing hunger for more, and more meaningful, citizen participation in…