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Civil Society and Policy - Resources

This section contains resources for civil society and community and voluntary organisations.  This material has a particular focus on policy and on citizen engagement.  We provide this material to help these organisations to play an informed role and contribute towards influencing and shaping policy both locally and nationally.

The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government on the reform of local government was published in 2012.

Sharing Responsibility in Shaping the Future was published on September 14, 2011.  This social policy book examines issues regarding the issue of sharing responsibility for shaping the future and how this might be achieved. 

It is time that responsibility for shaping the future was shared in a meaningful way between all stakeholders in the interests of the common good. But sharing responsibility raises its own series of questions such as:

• Why should responsibility be shared?