COF IDEAS – REINVENTING OUR DEMOCRACY
A NATIONAL DISCUSSION
IN: CROKE PARK, DUBLIN
ON: 26TH MAY
REGISTRATION: 10 AM
Individuals and organizations from the full breadth of civil society will explore new ideas on democracy and share their thinking with each other on how to reinvent our democracy. Register now and join the discussion in Croke Park.
This debate is urgent as economic crisis deepens the fault lines in our already flawed democracy.
Distrust in our local democracy is evident in the refusal to pay the household charge. The power of our national government is subservient to international financial institutions and markets. A democratic deficit is apparent in the negotiation and content of the new European fiscal compact treaty.
Funding cuts to community groups have diminished democracy by limiting their capacity to articulate the interests of those living in poverty and inequality. The limited agenda proposed for the Constitutional Convention exposes the lack of energy in our democracy.
We need a ‘high energy’ democracy if we are to emerge from crisis and flourish as a society. We need a democracy that can raise the temperature of politics, develop alternative social and economic models, and embrace both representative and participative forms of democracy.
JOIN THE NATIONAL DISCUSSION IN DUBLIN ON MAY 26TH 2012
REGISTER NOW ON http://www.claimingourfuture.ie