Revisiting Associative Democracy
How to get more co-operation, co-ordination and collaboration into our economy, our democracy, our public services, and our lives
Revisiting Associative Democracy draws together the ideas and thoughts of a group of people who met, discussed and developed Paul Hirst’s views on Associative Democracy.
Revisiting Associative Democracy draws together the ideas and thoughts of a group of people who met, discussed and developed Paul Hirst’s views on Associative Democracy. Overall, there was a strong sense that our lives, our economy, democracy and public sector have for a long time been limited by an individualised, abstract and largely economistic set of beliefs and practices. We need to think about and develop more collaborative, effective and human ways of working and making decisions, and Paul’s work is hugely valuable resource for doing this.
1. Why does democratic reform matter?
2. Associative democracy and the Big Society: some reflections
3. Associative democracy and local government
4. The dangers of illiberalism
5. Associational welfare: too much pluralism?
6. Putting democracy into welfare provision
7. User engagement in social policy and older people’s care
8. Combining Hirst and Polanyi to create an embedded and democratic economy
9. Economic governance - a new form of industrial policy?
10. The case of capital markets
11. The case of football