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A New Democratic Settlement?

Sam Spooner

Monday, 3 October 2016 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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Full Day | 10:00-15:00 2 Oct 2016 Free  
Afternoon Resume | 15:30-16:30 2 Oct 2016 Free  

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A New Democratic Settlement? 

How Are Young People’s Votes, Voices and Activism present in DevoManc?


People's History Museum, Manchester | Monday 3rd October 2016

[10:00 - 15:00] or [15:30 - 16:30]


Aims of the Event: 

To create a dialogue between academic scholars and young people already engaged in politics and activism in Greater Manchester about the prospects for young people having a greater influence in the devolved politics of Greater Manchester.  To explore democratic politics in its broadest sense, including the links and separations between voting and political parties, online organising and campaigns, and ‘post-politics’ direct action. All the workshops are being planned as a dialogue with young activists and students who have an interest in these themes.

 Event Programme:


10:00 | Venue Opens


10:05 - 10:15 | Introduction and Welcome


10:15 - 11.15 | Workshop 1 - Formal Politics

Professor Nigel Thomas and Dr Andy Mycock (University of Huddersfield) will consider traditional democratic modes of participation and some of the current proposed policy initiatives such as lowering the voting age and National Citizen Service.


11:15 - 12:15 | Workshop 2 - Informal Politics  

Dr Grainne McMahon (University of Huddersfield) and Janet Batsleer (Manchester Met) will consider the role of social media as a form of informal participation, raising important questions about feminist activism


12:15 - 13:00 | Lunch


13:00 - 13:45 | Workshop 3 - Post-Politics 

What about movements like ‘Occupy!’ that reject the current political system all together. What is their role? Dr Cassie Earl will lead on this session.


13:45 – 14.30 | Panel Discussion of the Day’s events by Young Councillors and Activists


14:30 - 15:30 | Concluding session led by The Noise Upstairs Improvisations




15:30 - 16:30

For those unable to attend the day time event we will run a resume of the day between 15:30 - 16:30, with 5 minute summaries of all the above sessions followed by a choice of workshops and concluding with The Noise Upstairs.

Do you have questions about A New Democratic Settlement?? Contact Sam Spooner

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People's History Museum
Left Bank
M3 3ER Manchester
United Kingdom

Monday, 3 October 2016 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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