The Failing State: Is it the Politics or the Process?

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Institute on Governance

The Institute on Governance - 60 George Street Ottawa, ON K1N 1J4

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Join IOG to hear Rachel Curran and Don Lenihan debate on rebuilding social cohesion and trust between government and civil society.

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We are hosting a debate on Wednesday, October 16th, on rebuilding social cohesion and trust between government and civil society.

Major trends are reshaping our society: the rise of (an anti-intellectual brand of) populism, the disruption of mainstream media, and accelerating globalization. Changes on this scale are demonstrating sharp declines in both social cohesion and trust in public institutions.

Cohesion and trust can be rebuilt by rallying Canadians around solutions to the issues of our day. Unfortunately, the current state of public debate and discourse is polarizing many Canadians, rather than uniting them.

A new study from the Institute on Governance, Rebuilding Cohesion and Trust: Why Government Needs Civil Society, argues that the real problem is not so much with the people, the politicians, or even the issues, as the process.

Join IOG to hear Rachel Curran and Don Lenihan debate whether a new generation of engagement tools – ones better suited to the changing environment – can succeed in uniting Canadians on issues such as climate change or pipelines, in a way that conventional consultation and debate do not. Deputy Mayor of Ottawa, Matthew Luloff will moderate the debate.

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The Institute on Governance - 60 George Street Ottawa, ON K1N 1J4

Ottawa, ON K1N 1J4

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