Q&A with James Mitchell and Angela O’Hagan

  • Helen Mackenzie: Does PB need to be complicated? Great observation from one of the delegates.
  • Tressa BurkeAngela O’Hagan answers: does PB NEED to be complex? No but they DO need to know what they are doing! Is it about doing things better- more participation, more analysis and awareness of equalities, expectations. Or is it about transformation? What is the core purpose?
  • Helen Mackenzie: Will PB disrupt democracy? James Mitchell advises it will form part of a new approach to democracy rather than replacing representative democracy
  • Bruce Ryan: I personally love the idea that we’re not trying to be better caterpillars, but butterflies!