The project will focus on Newcastle but will address both a local, regional, national and European audience. The project will have two main themes:
The first theme is an analysis of the ‘state of governance’ and the systematic erosion of democratic institutions through neo-liberalism and corporatisation and marketisation in particular. It will also examine alternatives strategies how a multi-cultural and sustainable city built on social justice can be created.
The second theme is the relationship between democracy and the quality of life. This theme will examine how more sustainable local and regional economies can be developed, enhancing both urban and rural quality of life.
Further details will be posted as the project develops.