Join us to discuss the Indi Effect

When representative democracy turns participatory : Indi and beyond

Headlining IndiTalks next month is Associate Professor Carolyn Hendriks from the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy. Join us at 10am on Sunday, 20 November 2016 at The Centre, Wangaratta.

We’re pleased to welcome Associate Professor Carolyn Hendriks from the ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy as our guest speaker. An expert of citizen engagement in public policy and the practice and theory of deliberative democracy, Carolyn has followed the Voices for Indi story closely.

Carolyn sees value in the movement Voices for Indi has created.

“Since 2013 I have been watching Indi’s democratic experience evolve and as someone passionate about public participation I think there is something very exciting going on, particularly the way a grassroots movement has been able to reengage local people in federal politics.”

“This is a story that exemplifies much of what I have been trying to argue in my recent research; that current thinking on how to engage the public in politics needs to expand beyond neatly designed consultative forums, to thinking about how to reengage people in the entire democratic process, from community building through to parliamentary democracy,” Carolyn said.

“Other themes I am currently working on include: linking participatory and representative democracy (e.g. the participatory work of parliamentary committees); the role of leaders in facilitating and championing public participation, and how social media in reshaping how local politics.”


Feedback will also be presented from the survey of Team Orange volunteers, a summary review of the 2016 campaign and discussion of what’s next for V4i.

Join us and hear Carolyn’s take on When representative democracy turns participatory on Sunday, 20 November 2016 at The Centre, Wangaratta. A $10 donation per person would be appreciated.
 View some of Carolyn’s Indi research here.