Jam and Justice: increasing citizens’ voices in decision making

This week, CLES Associate Director Jenny Rouse was invited to join ‘Divas up North’ on Salford City Radio to discuss democracy and governance, drawing on her involvement in Jam and Justice and her wider work at CLES.

Jam and Justice is a three year ESRC-funded project researching more inclusive ways of governing city regions, ensuring that those who are most excluded are part of the search for solutions. Jenny is part of Jam and Justice’s Action Research Cooperative (ARC), a group of 15 Greater Manchester practitioners and citizens that have come together to design and deliver projects that aim to responds to challenges around inclusive governance. The ARC’s work is focused on Greater Manchester and the opportunities devolution presents to shift the way the region is governed.

Jenny discusses where the project is up to, and wider challenges around diversity and governance in Greater Manchester. Listen to the radio interview here.