The Discernable Interviews

Iain Walker: How to Stop Playing Politics

1hr 13min

17 February 2024

Something in politics is broken. We all know it. Politicians have become masters of getting elected whilst getting nothing done in the real world. Is there a way to get them to focus on solving actual problems rather than chasing polls and keeping their jobs?

Iain Walker is the Executive Director of the New Democracy Foundation, an independent research organisation that designs and implements ‘citizen juries’ to various levels of government around the world.

In this interview we explored how citizen assemblies are making an impact globally, gradually becoming a viable and accepted method of decision making.

Tune in to this interview to hear about how politicians are being incentivised to ‘stop playing politics’ by this new form of public governance.