Scotland’s experiment in deliberative democracy is its new Citizens’ Assembly. In this public lecture, hosted by Policy Scotland, David Martin, the Co-Convenor of the Assembly, will set out his hopes and aspirations for this innovation.
Professor Duncan Maclennan from Policy Scotland has contributed to a new report on housing wealth inequality that has informed the work of the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Commission.
Policy Scotland presents a panel discussion: ‘Post-industrial Cities & Urban Resilience: Learnings from Scotland and the U.S.’
Evan Williams argues that the success of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill will rely on policy initiatives that explicitly target welfare and housing provision.
Challenges of Settling in Rural Scotland: Drawing Parallels between ‘New Scots’ Refugees and Central & Eastern European Migrants
How Syrian New Scots refugees face some similar challenges to Central and Eastern European migrants in their experiences of building a new life in rural towns and villages.
This paper sets out the issues that researchers and policymakers will be confronted with when considering the parallels and possible links between the inclusive growth agenda and the deal-based decentralisation agenda (to sub-national entities).
Why the next focus for human rights work should be making rights real for ordinary people in their local communities and when accessing public services such as housing, health, social care and education.
Policy Scotland’s contributions to
reviews of local tax reform.
Ful text of lecture by Professor Jim Gallagher reflecting on where Scotland stands a year after the Independence Referendum.
Lecture by Professor Jim Gallagher one year on from the Independence Referendum in which he argues that it’s time for an act of “constitutional generosity”.