Medway

Current Affairs 1

Group OrganiserJoe Cannavina
VenueMember House (cancelled during lockdown)
Meeting DaysSecond Tuesday of the Month (pm)
Group Vacancies? No, but waiting list available

Since August part of the group designated Group1 has met on Tuesdays in a member’s house that limits the number that can attend. The group’s focus has been towards Current Affairs and Political Science and the topics that have been discussed are:
1. World population growth and the problems of feeding it.
2. The legitimacy of government with the focus of

  • What is legitimacy?
  • What makes government acceptable to its people?
  • Why do we need government?
  • Is our government democratic?
  • Is it democracy that makes it legitimate - perhaps not?
  • The structure of the EU (Council, Commission, Parliament etc.)
  • The judgement handed down by the High Court, which sets a precedent for the regulation of parliament by the Courts.

3. Redistribution of wealth

  • Discussion based on "Capital In The 21st Century " by Thomas Pinketty

The topic for the next meeting is:
1. Democracy

Please contact Joe Cannavina for more details.

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