What Do We Need to Create a Good Society?
Webb Memorial Trust
Discussion facilitated by Professor John Diamond, Director of I4P. This event is a follow up to the June ‘What Makes A Good Society‘ session which took place during the University’s Festival of Ideas and where we invited participants to discuss how to influence policy-makers and decision-makers, and what the necessary ingredients for a good society are.
We hope to continue the discussion and we are keen that this event is seen as an ‘open’ discussion; there are no formal speakers and the intention is to explore the ideas raised by our discussions in June.
These ranged from: the extent to which we can even discuss the idea of a ‘good society’ without examining the underlying social, economic and political structures present; the question of the impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the way in which alternatives to austerity were framed; the question of whether there is a distinction between ‘civil society’ and a sense of community activism and whether these are important for our discussion; and the sense that the Webb Memorial Trust projects lacked a historical / political analysis.
These are only a few of the questions raised. Our hope is that this will be an opportunity to explore some of these questions and there will be others too. We look forward to welcoming you to this continuing conversation.
Hosted by the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P), this event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
Read the discussion notes here: Good Society 11.10.17
Date: Wednesday 11th October 2017
3.30pm Registration and Refreshments
5.15pm Break and Refreshments