The third in a series of webinars examining ‘Civic Virtue and the Common Good’, chaired by Senior Research Fellow, Lord James O’Shaughnessy ‘Civic Virtues, Formative Institutions, and Flourishing Communities' welcomed the RT Hon. Jesse Norman MP and Professor John Denham PC.
This discussions considered a number of important questions:
- In order to foster civic virtues and underpin the common good, in what way do existing institutions have to change? Do we require new institutions?
- How might these institutions be successfully embedded into local and national life? - What is the role of the state in developing the civic virtues of its citizens?
- What role do state institutions play in sustaining flourishing communities and how do, and should, these institutions relate to non-state organisations?
- What existing practices and examples are available that provide clear examples of flourishing organisations and communities that illustrate a productive role of/for the state?
- What are the obstacles or barriers to building formative institutions that bring citizens together, enable them to exercise civic virtue, and help communities to flourish? How might these challenges be overcome?
A position paper outlining this topic in more detail can be read here.
A recording of this webinar can be found below and via our YouTube channel, here.