With snappy opinion pieces and a mix of perspectives, the conversation about democratic governance in Newfoundland starts here.
The Democracy Cookbook is a collection of short and snappy, non-partisan opinion pieces authored by a cross-section of opinion leaders, academics, creative writers and other citizens. It also features some politically-themed poetry and food recipes. A unique form of grassroots mobilization, the book brings together a wide variety of voices to speak to the matter of “fixing” democratic governance in Newfoundland and Labrador after a period of acute political turmoil. It can be a useful model for jurisdictions across Canada and for small polities worldwide seeking to engage the public in debate about how democratic structures and processes should evolve. The Democracy Cookbook promises to stir up conversations around cabinet tables and kitchen tables alike.
"Democratic reform is badly needed in our province as recent events show. This is of great importance to all members of the public. "- John Crosbie, PC, ON, ONL, QC
"Marland and Moore's innovative treatment deserves emulation. "- David E. Smith
"A vital, engaging, and accessible contribution to public discourse in the province. .. easy to read and accessible. "- Louise Calbert, Dalhousie University