The Democratic Society




Four rules
for councils’ democratic engagement
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY



                         One.
                         Remember the
                         di ...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY   They need di erent sorts of engagement

                                 Consumer            Citi...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY   Not everyone sees the council as neutral




                                      My Local
     ...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY   Political issues = di cult issues




                                  You can’t always get to a...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY



                         Two.
                         People understand local
                 ...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY   Don’t force people into your structures




                                                     ...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY   Focus on the citizen, not the process




                                                       ...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY   Don’t assume knowledge, with anyone


                                         Who’s in charge of...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY




                         Three.
                         Work to expand the
                   ...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY   Don’t use the council website




                                                         When y...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY   Make online and o ine support each other




                                                    ...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY   Remember that politics bores most people




                                                 Ass...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY



                         Four.
                         Real engagement means
                  ...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY   Few politicians, many citizens


                               For every one politician, council...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY   O cers need to get out and engage




                                     Even the best politici...
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY   Public speaking ≠ political speaking




                                Explaining the backgroun...
A cheering final word:
                         Local government does culture change well
THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY




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  1. 1. The Democratic Society Four rules for councils’ democratic engagement
  2. 2. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY One. Remember the di erence between consumers and citizens http://www.demsoc.org
  3. 3. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY They need di erent sorts of engagement Consumer Citizen Recipient Participant One-o Ongoing Individualist Collective Managerial Political http://www.demsoc.org
  4. 4. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Not everyone sees the council as neutral My Local Council For example, local politicians always carry their national party’s baggage http://www.demsoc.org
  5. 5. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Political issues = di cult issues You can’t always get to an agreed position when there are underlying philosophical di erences http://www.demsoc.org
  6. 6. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Two. People understand local government less than you think they do. http://www.demsoc.org
  7. 7. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Don’t force people into your structures http://www.demsoc.org
  8. 8. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Focus on the citizen, not the process http://www.demsoc.org
  9. 9. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Don’t assume knowledge, with anyone Who’s in charge of planning policy around here, anyway ? http://www.demsoc.org
  10. 10. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Three. Work to expand the democratic space http://www.demsoc.org
  11. 11. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Don’t use the council website When you can use these Don’t use this (and many others) http://www.demsoc.org
  12. 12. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Make online and o ine support each other http://www.demsoc.org
  13. 13. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Remember that politics bores most people Assume that people have ten minutes a month for politics, not an hour or two every day http://www.demsoc.org
  14. 14. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Four. Real engagement means culture change and service transformation http://www.demsoc.org
  15. 15. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Few politicians, many citizens For every one politician, councillor, senior civil servant or political journalist... ...there are 44,470 ordinary citizens. http://www.demsoc.org
  16. 16. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY O cers need to get out and engage Even the best politicians have • little time • little understanding of detail • little knowledge of background http://www.demsoc.org
  17. 17. THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY Public speaking ≠ political speaking Explaining the background to the new parking scheme on Nevskii Prospekt http://www.demsoc.org
  18. 18. A cheering final word: Local government does culture change well THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY • Partnership working done • Joint commissioning done • Trusts & shared services done • Real openness and engagement http://www.demsoc.org
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