As governments turn from crisis response to economic recovery and social renewal there is increasing focus on the engagement of the wider public in decision-making and informing public policy decisions. Dr Ruth Lightbody of GCU’s Social Sciences Dept., and a specialist research in deliberative and participatory governance, offers an incisive perspective on effective and meaningful participation, and particularly the gendered dimensions of Covid-19, time-use and care, that affect capacity to respond to more demands.


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Lightbody, R. 2020, 'The (in)appropriateness of a deliberative response to Covid-19', Centre for Economic Justice, 15 July. Available at: https://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/en/publications/9014575c-e5a5-4020-8f66-76128f300220

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