Can The Democratic Society change how the Scottish Government makes policy?
CommonSpace speaks to Alistair Stoddart on attempts to transform Scottish democracy
CAN MEMBERS of the public influence the government? Outside of election season, the lines between what the public wants and what government delivers can become blurred.
It's that challenge - involving a broad range of people in making decisions - that The Democratic Society exists to confront. Founded as a not for profit group, the society works with governments to improve participation and transparency.