'We are at the threshold of new civic movement' Harry Boyte at SID NL lecture series

Harry Boyte, Director of the Centre for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College,  held a lecture titled ‘Citizens at the Centre of the Globalising World’ (10 February 2014)  as part of the SID Nehterlands 2013-2014 lecture series. Boyte warned that technocratic creep thwarts citizen efforts to self-organise. A growing detachment between professionals and citizens arises, which devalues other kinds of knowledge. In his lecture Boyte told about his experiences in the Obama campaign and in the anti-segregation movement. His main argument is that politics should be citizen-centred instead of consumed by the masses.
Read the full speech | Lecture's report
Video interview with Harry Boyte and Fiona Dove (TNI)

This post as well as additional information on the SID Netherlands Chapter's lecture series can be found on the SID NL website at http://sidnl.org