One of the key issues of our time is the question of where power and governance should lie. In Taking power back Simon Parker makes a powerful case for giving power away: centralization, breeds distrust among citizens who are taking matters into their own hands. Offering policy recommendations and practical suggestions, Parker argues for a new kind of politics, one that can fully unleash society's creative potential.
Simon Parker is a leading voice on decentralisation and democracy. As director of the local government think tank NLGN, he has worked alongside many of the UK's leading councils to inspire new approaches to urban governance and public service delivery. He started his career as a journalist at the Guardian and has since held senior positions at Demos and the Institute for Government He is nationally recognised as an expert on local government and decentralisation and his work has been described as `making public policy fun'.
The revolution will not be centralised: why politics needs to change; Learning to love the postcode lottery: why hoarding power usually fails; Giving up is hard to do: why it's hard to share power; The localist renaissance: how England's cities fought back; From consumers to creators: reinventing citizenship; The colonisation of Britain: how the empire came home; Giving up is hard to do: why politicians struggle to share power; Hack the state: how we can take power back.