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Democratic Sustainability in a New Era of Localism




Speakers: Dr John Stanton, Lecturer in Law, The City Law School, Professor Carl Stychin, Dean of The City Law School

This seminar marks the publication of Dr John Stanton's first book, Democratic Sustainability in a New Era of Localism. The book explores the way in which principles of democracy enhance the achievement of local regeneration. Drawing from recent local government reform and examples of community regeneration initiatives, it analyses the role that local authorities and communities can play in developing local spaces and it assesses the extent to which their democratic organisation enhances that development. The book is a result of doctoral research, carried out at Kingston University, and sponsored by the EC1 New Deal for Communities partnership which oversaw the regeneration of parts of Islington.

In the seminar, Dr Stanton will discuss about the research project; its process and its findings, as well as considering what the future holds for local democracy and community regeneration in the UK.

Wine, soft drinks and nibbles will be provided after the event.

nullDr John Stanton is Lecturer in Law at City University London. Dr John Stanton studied for his LLB at the University of Surrey, graduating with a 2.1 in 2007. From there, he went to Kingston University and spent 3 years researching his PhD under the supervision of Professor Matthew Humphreys and lecturing on a part-time basis. Awarded the doctorate in November 2010, John's thesis was entitled 'Democracy in sustainable development: Accountability and participation in Britain's local communities'. He was appointed Lecturer in Law at Kingston University in September 2010, and taught on a range of modules, in particular Constitutional and Administrative Law. John joined The City Law School in September 2012 and teaches Constitutional and Administrative Law on both the LLB and Graduate Entry LLB, and Public Law on the GDL degree.  John is an active member of the Society of Legal Scholars and also of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

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5.30pm - 8.30pmWednesday 8th October 2014

AG01 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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