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Researching Together: Civil Society Futures in a Participatory Action Research Framework

There is a familiar refrain that comes out of many of the meetings, conversations and workshops we have been having with people and organizations from civil society since the Inquiry began, and it goes something like this: “we are fed up with people doing research on us, taking information from us and then nothing happening”. …

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Both May and Bazalgette are wrong: Their idea of creativity won’t solve Britain’s social and economic problems

Creativity has been in the news quite a bit over the last week. There’s been Theresa May calling for a more ‘creative’ approach to the Brexit disaster. There’s also been a major policy report on the Creative Industries. The latter has been part of the government’s industrial strategy, one of nine industrial activities targeted for …

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Lessons from Shirebrook: Economic change is nothing new – civil society must shape it, or be shaped by it

To say that society is shaped by the relations underpinning the way that economic activity is organized is not a new idea. It is most famously associated with Karl Marx, but you don’t have to be a Marxist to recognise that culture, customs and civic life are all to some degree influenced by economic forces. …

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It’s time for charities to make executive pay public (and other highlights from the new Charity Governance Code)

From transparency to board diversity, the new Charity Governance Code is designed to rebuild trust. Civil Society Futures asked me to blog about the new Charity Governance Code. Although, as chair of the Code’s Steering Group, I’ve written lots of articles about it, this request immediately put me into a spin as I wondered what …

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