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Very few members of the UK public feel empowered to influence government. Between 2001 and 2011 the number of people who felt that they had influence over national and local level decisions fell by around 5% (Communities and Local Government, 2009). There is widespread agreement that this is unhealthy for – and indeed a significant threat to – democracy. Some governments have tried to reverse this trend. Since 1999 UK public bodies have had a Duty to Consult citizens affected by their...

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This project is based on the idea that the general public should write the UK’s constitution. It follows that the public should have a key role in its amendment and oversight.   We suggest that one of the values enshrined in the constitution is therefore that it is owned by the public. And that the constitution sets out ways in which this will be ensured. In practice these would need to be determined by the public, but to prompt debate here are three suggestions: ·       A way in...

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Joined this community on Jan 15, 2015

Bio http://www.involve.org.uk/ Involve is a think tank and charity specialising in public participation. Their mission is to inspire, innovate and embed effective citizen engagement, so that members of the public are able to take and influence the decisions that affect their lives.

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