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Dave McKenna

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The Greatest Movie Ever Made About Democracy

PRESENTED ON FEB 16, 2018
IN HUDDERSFIELD @ VOL 21

Dave Mckenna makes a case for 12 Angry Men being recognised as the greatest movie ever made about democracy.

**CONTAINS SPOILERS!**

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Center for Media & Democracy

BY MARY BOTTARI
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Deputy director and managing editor at the Center for Media and Democracy Mary Bottari helped launch the Center for Media and Democracy’s award-winning “ALEC Exposed” investigation. She has spearheaded the center’s work on the financial crisis and the painfully slow recovery. Previously, she worked for 10 years at Public Citizen as a senior analyst on trade, financial services, and food safety. Bottari worked in Washington for US Senator Russ Feingold and in the Wisconsin State Senate for Lynn Adelman. Her favorite Wisconsin cheese is Pleasant Ridge Reserve. Here she shares ways the Center for Media and Democracy is working for American citizens.

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It's Not Just About The Ballot Box

BY DAVID BUNDY
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 06, 2015

David Bundy, Corporate Policy Officer at Kirklees Council, makes the case for deeper understanding and engagement with democracy through digital means.

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Democracy, a most civil war

BY KARIM HAROUN
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

Karim Haroun is a filmmaker and producer based in Canada. For his talk, he is sharing his views on democracy in the Lebanese context, in relation to the municipal elections that are taking place during this time. What are the similarities and differences between democracy and war?

 

 

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Democracy

BY MARIJE VAN DEN BERG
@ VOL 16 ON JUL 06, 2016

Marije van den Berg: ‘when I close my eyes, I see a world that is getting much better at democracy. The way we are going about it now is wasting. A waste of energy, talent, possibility, love, power and let’s not forget: a lot of money. We really can get much better at being a democracy, but only when we understand it better. What will be your part in it?’

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local particpation and democracy

BY MARTIN VAN DE WARDT-OLDE RIEKERINK
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 01, 2017

Terwijl de kabinetsformatie nog in volle gang is heeft Leiden het allemaal over een andere boeg gegooid. Democratie kun je gewoon zelf! Martin van de Wardt-Olde Riekerink vertelt waar de L750 (de leidsche burgertop) zich hard voor maakt. 

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Is it time to lower the voting age to 16?

BY ANDREW MYCOCK
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Dr. Andrew Mycock, Reader in Politics at the University of Huddersfield, asks the question - is it time to lower the voting age to 16? 

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The Democracy of Presence

BY ROSE CONDO
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Rose Condo explores the 'democracy of presence' in relation to women ... where women are and are not represented currently and where women have and have not been represented historically. 

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Wisdom Councils In Vorarlberg

BY ANDY PAICE
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Andy Paice presents on Citizens Wisdom Councils, an interesting innovation in local democracy that has been used for several years in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.

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DIY Democracy

BY CIARAN NORRIS
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

In 'DIY Democracy' Ciaran Norris will talk about his experiences of being an independant politician. Ciarán tends to annoy people in his pursuit for better democracy, diplomacy and international development. He’s campaigned to make parliament more accessible and helped lead the successful campaign to protect the UK’s aid budget. He is currently Head of External Affairs at Oxfam.