How to Be a Citizen: Learning to Rely Less on Rules and More on Each Other by C. L Skach publishes today with Bloomsbury in the UK. In this hopeful handbook, Skach lays out six ideas, informed by everything from civil wars to civil rights struggles, bystander responsibility to mutual aid in the pandemic, to help us build small societies of our own. These ideas sometimes sound simple: share the vegetables from your garden, spend time on a park bench. But taken together they can amount to real, bottom-up change. How to Be a Citizen inspires hope for a better world – one we can all help build together.

‘When a renowned constitutional scholar explains why the law is not enough and is sometimes even the problem, we need to listen’
Peter Gray, Author of Free to Learn

‘Skach convincingly tells us that laws and rules are not sufficient for living together in peace’
Carlo Rovelli, author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

‘This book will help you understand the mess we’re in while providing a roadmap for a better future’
Ben Rawlence

If you haven’t already, you can get your copy here