For some, like the former President of the Italian Democratic Party Walter Veltroni, all nowadays’ fragmented and allegedly ‘liquid’ societies want from a party is an attractive narrative. The rest of the party organising task can be limited to primary elections and electoral volunteering. I do not share this view. We still need a modernised [...]
As the parties revealed their manifestos last week, there was an unseemly battle over who first introduced the living wage. David Cameron (wrongly) claimed that the living wage was a Conservative policy brought in by Mayor Boris Johnson. This prompted former Labour Mayor Ken Livingstone to remind Mr. Cameron that it was his administration that [...]
All agree, the Good Society is sustainable, but what about the force needed for its realisation? The Good Society Debate was launched in response to many crises but also as an attempt to rise to a more profound challenge –the deafening loss of direction on the European left. A lack of leftwing imagination is much [...]
Whilst a lot of hyperbole is spoken with regards to online campaigning we shouldn’t underestimate its importance. Online campaigning is useful because it can facilitate a more bottom up and consultative process than traditional campaigning. It can also join geographically distant groups relatively cheaply. For that reason a well organised online campaign movement for the [...]
On 21st and 22nd January 2010 more than 50 participants from almost 20 countries participated in the Good Society Conference organised by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation London and Compass. The conference was based on the issues discussed during the Good Society Debate. Watch the session on the Good Society and organising below.