Published on January 27, 2015

Disaffected? No, you’re not welcome here

By Amy Pollard

Dr Amy Pollard is Deputy Director at Involve. She has over 10 years experience working on accountability, policy and power, and a passion for using effective public engagement to drive positive change.


I just received an event invitation in the post.  The title was “Anti-politics: Delving into Disaffection”.

The line up was three professors (all men), with a female chair.  And at the bottom?  “For parliamentarians, public servants, academics and policy makers”.

Bother inviting the disaffected?  Nah.  They probably wouldn’t turn up.


Image credit: Dave Coustan


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