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“A better way of being governed”: What is the state of democracy in Northern Ireland?

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MOONEY Martin“A better way of being governed”: What is the state of democracy in Northern Ireland?
by Martin MOONEY for Northern Ireland Foundation
14 March 2016

As part of the Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics, Involve and the Building Change Trust co-hosted an event that examined the state of Northern Ireland’s democracy and the role of civil society within it, and asked whether there could be a more deliberative democracy here.

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Biting the hand: Is the voluntary sector “Still in the business of doing good?”

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MOONEY MartinBiting the hand: Is the voluntary sector “Still in the business of doing good?”
by Martin MOONEY for Northern Ireland Foundation
14 March 2016

A sunlit room in the new Ulster University building on Belfast’s York Street was the venue for a discussion of the role of the community and voluntary sector in contemporary Northern Ireland, as part of the Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics.