Tent peg

A tent peg is a spike, usually with a hook or hole on the top end, typically made from wood, metal, plastic, or composite material, pushed or driven into the ground for holding a tent to the ground, either directly by attaching to the tent's material, or by connecting to ropes attached to the tent. Traditionally, a tent peg is improvised from a section of a small tree branch, if possible with a small side branch cut off to leave a hook, driven into the ground narrower end first.

Pegswood railway station

Pegswood railway station is a small railway station on the south east edge of Pegswood village in Northumberland, England. It is on the East Coast Main Line so a wide variety of trains pass through the station but very few stop there.

The station is served by Northern Rail – two southbound trains and one northbound train call at the station each day on Mondays to Saturdays. There is no service on Sundays. Access to the platforms is via sloping tarmacadamed footpaths, and transfer between the north- and southbound platforms is provided by the road overbridge (ECM7-77) at the north end of the station.

The station has featured in one of Bill Bryson's books – the author took the train to Pegswood before walking to Ashington.

What are PEGS' Books?

The University of Chicago Press published the first PEGS book, A New Constitutionalism: Designing Political Institutions for a Good Society. A second book, The Constitution of Good Societies, was published by Penn State Press in 1995. A third book, Citizen Competence and Democratic Institutions, was published in 1999 by Penn State Press.

What does PEGS do?

Besides publishing a journal, The Good Society, PEGS sponsors panels at academic conferences and holds independent conferences. The first PEGS conference on Good Society questions was held at Yale University. PEGS co-sponsored a conference in the fall of 1994 on A New Constitutionalism: Designing Political Institutions for a Good Society. And with the support of the Americans Talk Issues Foundation, PEGS held a conference on "Citizen Judgment and the Design of Democratic Institutions" in Washington D.C. in February, 1995.

Who is in PEGS?

PEGS brings together a diverse international network of thinkers engaged in good society analysis. To help bridge some of the gaps between academic inquiry and practical reality, PEGS seeks and encourages the active participation of interested thinkers from politics, journalism, and the activist community, as well as from academia. The PEGS Board Members and Institutional Sponsors include a growing number of prominent thinkers and organizations.

What is PEGS?

PEGS is a nonpartisan, ideologically diverse, nonprofit organization whose goal is to promote serious and sustained inquiry into innovative institutional designs for a good society. PEGS responds to the growing awareness that current versions of socialism and democratic capitalism fail to offer workable visions of a good society and seem increasingly to contradict such basic values as liberty, democracy, equality, and environmental sustainability. By encouraging development of practical visions of the good society, PEGS hopes to create a theoretical basis for the eventual restructuring of real world political-economic systems.