Probably only worth reading if you’re interested in a very deep dive into the idea of what democratic governance is (with the implications on how to run a union branch, or – indeed – a union). But this, from Dark Matter Labs (via DemSoc), is fascinating (to me, anyway):
“…the word governance evolved in 15th century France, with the meaning of “behaving well”. Its meaning and use has been appropriated in different ways over time and today is a term that we tend to associate with ‘those in power’.”
In Beyond the Rules, DemSoc, and partners look at a more 360° version of how power is held, and how everyone has a responsibility to maintain good governance. There is a talk planned for the 2nd September at 2pm. (your contributions will also be welcomed).