A guide to democracy

The Public Policy Forum has released a summary of a roundtable conducted in March to discuss the loosely agreed upon rules by which we govern ourselves. This follows a workshop organized by constitutional scholar Peter Russell in February.

The contributors to each are esteemed and varied. And the overarching objective would seem to be to codify much of what is presently unwritten or poorly understanding: essentially to create something like New Zealand’s Cabinet Manual, an idea Mark Jarvis considered in his essay for our continuing series on the House.