Topic: Communities and society

From social engagement to civic action – how can local government engage citizens in democracy and delivery? What can communities do for themselves with the support of local public bodies?


Local government’s role in the epidemic of violence against women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated today (November 25) as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The important question is how can this translate into action at a global level? As local authority members know all too well, it all begins with action at a local level.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Scotland Publication

Supporting prison leavers back into communities

As part of the recent Global Local Recap on crime prevention and rehabilitation, Ana Oppenheim, from the London-based charity Switchback, writes about supporting prison leavers in the community through mentorship and partnerships.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post Blog

Misinformation comes home

The LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler looks again at her study of local government, trust and misinformation and reflects on recent experiences of misinformation in her own life.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post Blog

Place-based action: an antidote to the blah blah blah?

As COP26 closes its doors, Alice Creasy, Policy & Partnerships Officer at the LGIU, reflects on her experience of the conference and asks whether place-based action could be an antidote to the ‘blah blah blah’.

Global Blog Post Blog

Public Service Reform in Scotland – learning from the past

This briefing reflects on policy lessons from the past and how there is more to policy-making than passing a law or policy pronouncement. With reference to the seminal Christie report on place-based approaches, the briefing suggests that the four principles become meaningless without the necessary capacities – which is why addressing local disempowerment is key.

Scotland Briefing