The next seminar

Practice: Democratic decision making in CSOs
Date: 29th March 2017, Location: Nottingham Trent University, Time: 10-4

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The event is sponsored by the ESRC and includes free food and drink

Civil society organisations are often considered a good thing in and of themselves, contributing to making a more healthy and democratic society. Yet whilst attention is often focused on their external role, how they contribute to changing society, less attention is placed on their internal ways of organising. Indeed many civil society organisations are shaped by increase forms of business-like practices as they have to become more professional and managerial which can often result in them replicated many of the hierarchical practices that can leave them, at times, indistinguishable from their for-profit counter-parts.

This seminar will explore the possibilities of internal processes and practices through which civil society organisations arrange themselves in order to become more democratic. In particular it will look at different models and processes, which draw inspiration from anarchism and the alter-globalization movement through to political theory to examine not only why civil society organizations should consider working more democratically but also how to go about it.

More details to follow ….

Our confirmed speakers are:

Janet Dalziell, Greenpeace

Professor Ruth Kinna, and Dr Thomas Swann Loughborough University, will be discussing anarchism as a constitutional principle

Dr Ruth Yeoman, Research Fellow at the Saïd Business School and Kellogg College, University of Oxford

Further details to follow …

The Venue and Organisers

Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University, NG1 4FQ http://www4.ntu.ac.uk/about_ntu/document_uploads/189251.pdf

The seminar is organised by Daniel King from Nottingham Trent University. Please email daniel.king@ntu.ac.uk if you have any questions