Taking Power Back - Manchester Launch
|Dates:||13 October 2015|
|Times:||18:00 - 20:00|
|What is it:||Book launch|
|Organiser:||Manchester Urban Institute|
|Speaker:||Jim McMahon, Neil McInroy, Simon Parker|
Cities@Manchester, with the New Local Government Network (NLGN) and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) invite you to join us for the launch of Taking Power Back, the new book by NLGN director Simon Parker.
One of the key issues of our time is the question of where power and governance should lie. Should they be centrally controlled, drawing on efficiencies of scale and gathered knowledge? Or should they be more locally distributed, so that they more closely represent the actual needs of people and communities?
In "Taking Power Back," Simon Parker, Director of think tank NLGN, makes a powerful case for the latter. Centralization, he argues, has been largely a failure, breeding distrust among citizens who are beginning to take matters into their own hands.
Offering policy recommendations and practical suggestions, Taking Power Back argues for a new kind of politics, one that can fully unleash society's creative potential.
The evening will be introduced by Jim McMahon, Leader of Oldham council, followed by a discussion between Simon and Neil McInroy, Chief Executive of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies.
Followed by refreshments and informal discussion.
This event is free to attend but please book your place via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/taking-power-back-manchester-launch-tickets-18501339003
The book will be available to purchase on the night, to find out more visit the publisher webpage: http://www.policypress.co.uk/display.asp?k=9781447326878
Organisation: Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Organisation: Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
Organisation: New Local Government Network (NLGN)
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