50 Days to Save the Planet           What a state the state is in...A working hypothesis     by Clive Burgess October 2012...
50 Days to Save the Planet           What a state the state is in...Research PracticeDexter Whitfields empirical research ...
50 Days to Save the Planet                 What a state the state is in...First Premises of Materialist MethodThe various ...
50 Days to Save the Planet              What a state the state is in...The Regional Development Agency was the key element...
50 Days to Save the Planet             What a state the state is in...The Coalition shabolic governanceThen along came the...
50 Days to Save the Planet         What a state the state is in...The de-construction of democracy atLocal, National and I...
50 Days to Save the Planet           What a state the state is in...The Conservatives and the Liberal Democratsinterpretat...
50 Days to Save the Planet          What a state the state is in...The poor and the vulnerable are an easy target, asis th...
50 Days to Save the Planet            What a state the state is in...Britain is now truly broken.                  Clive B...
50 Days to Save the Planet              The state of things to come...The Coalitions version of Neo-liberalism is a bitter...
50 Days to Save the Planet                 The state of things to come...These projects wont be seen as being fundedby the...
50 Days to Save the Planet                  The state of things to come...Localism➔   The focus on localism is designed to...
50 Days to Save the Planet                 The state of things to come...Devolution & Community BudgetsThe devolution of p...
50 Days to Save the Planet                The state of things to come...Four Key identifiable trends➔   1 – The continued ...
TRASNATIONALISATION State-Monopoly Capitalism with a Liberal Democratic Ideology                                          ...
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  1. 1. 50 Days to Save the Planet What a state the state is in...A working hypothesis by Clive Burgess October 2012My global perspective➔ One World ~ Many People with different cultures Curious... looking beyond the obvious at the bigger picture Clive Burgess ©2012
  2. 2. 50 Days to Save the Planet What a state the state is in...Research PracticeDexter Whitfields empirical research In Place of Austerity,matches the 3 year research project I did for my localLabour party, but mine was less detailed, hence my dadgiving me a copy of Dexters book.The state has many functions, and is very diverse, strangeas it may seem from my professional workers point of viewI quite liked some of what new Labour had set up.My research indicates that new Labour had used theLisbon model for regional distribution, this model uses theidea of hubs, clusters and networks. Clive Burgess ©2012
  3. 3. 50 Days to Save the Planet What a state the state is in...First Premises of Materialist MethodThe various stages of development in the divisionof labour are just so many different forms ofownership, i.e. the existing stage in the divisionof labour determines also the relations ofindividuals to one another with reference to thematerial, instrument, and product of labour. Karl Marx. The German Ideology. 1845 Clive Burgess ©2012
  4. 4. 50 Days to Save the Planet What a state the state is in...The Regional Development Agency was the key element forsustainable regeneration within each allocated region.➔ The funding from government would be distributed for urban regeneration region by region➔ This element was working well and was seen to be profitable.➔ There was a large number of Quangos and ALMOS that were networked together each interlinking with the other and so on.➔ This was truly joined-up thinking as Prescott once said.➔ New Labours interpretation of Neo-Liberalism could have been developed into something better in relation to society, its citizens, its production, and the producers conditions and pay. New Labours version was a bitter sweet relationship with society Clive Burgess ©2012
  5. 5. 50 Days to Save the Planet What a state the state is in...The Coalition shabolic governanceThen along came the push-me pull-you coalitiongovernment and the great QUANGO cull.➔ Randomly and indiscriminately slashing and burning the network of QUANGOS set up by new Labour.➔ 30% of funding has been slashed from each of the governments departmental budgets.Britain ended up in a mess...➔ This is seen as clunky governmental style & practice.➔ The joined-up thinking network of hubs and clusters to redistribute funding had disappeared overnight. Clive Burgess ©2012
  6. 6. 50 Days to Save the Planet What a state the state is in...The de-construction of democracy atLocal, National and International levelsby...➔ Dispossession➔ Disinvestment➔ Destabilisation➔ De-politicisation➔ Dis-empowerment Clive Burgess ©2012 Dexter Whitfield 2012
  7. 7. 50 Days to Save the Planet What a state the state is in...The Conservatives and the Liberal Democratsinterpretation of Neo-Liberalism has a nastier tasteof Thatcherism that Blairs or Prescotts didnt have.➔ There now is the relentless attack on our citizens social security funding and the plunder of our accumulative pensions pot.➔ I now have to work until Im 66 and if lucky will be able to retire then.➔ But things dont look that prosperous at this moment in time and Im not as optimistic as I once was. Clive Burgess ©2012
  8. 8. 50 Days to Save the Planet What a state the state is in...The poor and the vulnerable are an easy target, asis the NHS and cuts to the privatised welfarefunding.Construction of public and affordable housing,building schools for the future have been shelved➔ along with a number of other developments Labour had introduce prior to the financial collapse of Western Capitalism such as Sure Start and other wage related subsidies.➔ Next came the attack on employment & pension rights, TUPE, & Health & Safety legislation. Clive Burgess ©2012
  9. 9. 50 Days to Save the Planet What a state the state is in...Britain is now truly broken. Clive Burgess ©2012➔ using an analogy of the body to reflect societys capacity to work, the veins have been cut and its arteries severed.➔ Britain in relation to this analogy is now a limp and lifeless mess, unable to move in any direction.
  10. 10. 50 Days to Save the Planet The state of things to come...The Coalitions version of Neo-liberalism is a bitter sweat shop society for itscitizens and a profiteering one for transnational corporations➔ The coalition government now has an opportunity in which they are able kick start the economy using Natural Capitalism as their model and its ideas on how the new green industrial revolutions processes could be used in practice .➔ This opportunity arises because they neglected such things as climate change Agenda 21 and sustainable development during the first two years in power,➔ In turn this will look good to the public so the coalition government would be elected for another term in office, but exploiting the workforce in the process➔ Clegg mentioned the new green industrial revolution once during a party conference just after the coalition had formed.➔ This was the added value manufacturing focus Peter Mandelson presented at one of Labours annual conferences Clive Burgess ©2012➔
  11. 11. 50 Days to Save the Planet The state of things to come...These projects wont be seen as being fundedby the government or tax payers money but..,➔ The funding for these projects will inevitably be produced through social security reductions, the public sector worker redundancies and the decimation and privatisation of the citizens welfare state and the break up of the NHS.The poor, the vulnerable and the rest of Britainscitizens will fund it indirectly in the long run. Clive Burgess ©2012
  12. 12. 50 Days to Save the Planet The state of things to come...Localism➔ The focus on localism is designed to mask the increasing centralisation of decision making.➔ The claims of devolution or subsidiaries are false, because they are not matched by local power to tax, borrow or regulate.➔ Thus new leadership models such as elected mayor and participative budgeting have little or no practical value. Clive Burgess ©202 Dexter Whitfield 2012
  13. 13. 50 Days to Save the Planet The state of things to come...Devolution & Community BudgetsThe devolution of power at the local level will beundermine if they occur in the absence of parallelchanges in local democratic governance.Community budgets represent a tiny percentage oflocal authority expenditure and whilst they increaseflexibility into local or neighbourhood, they are notsignificant and rarely represent added value Clive Burgess ©202 Dexter Whitfield 2012
  14. 14. 50 Days to Save the Planet The state of things to come...Four Key identifiable trends➔ 1 – The continued establishment of national and local agencies to commission services that remove client and contract management from direct political control.➔ 2 – The break-up of public sector provision into stand alone organisations and businesses ready to be reconsolidated into privately managed/owed groups.➔ 3 - The commitment to create markets irrespective of the cost and consequences.➔ 4 – The continued reliance on public money, irrespective of increased charges, personal top ups and social investment .Clive Burgess ©202 Dexter Whitfield 2012
  15. 15. TRASNATIONALISATION State-Monopoly Capitalism with a Liberal Democratic Ideology CONTROL Information Management Risk Management Meetings Supervision Limited Consultation People No mandate Accountability Management to Govern Individualism PLAN BEHAVIOUR Self-regulation Personalisation FinancialisationBusiness Capture Comply . Participate Teamwork Conform Roles and Responsibilities Financial Roll Back Management GUIDELINES ORGANISATION The STATE Marketisation Privatisation Undemocratic Free Market Process Economics Manage Corporate Citizen Legislative Management Corporate Social Responsibility Key Performance Indicators - Payment-by-Result Business Freedom Corrective Action PBOG Sanctions Operations Management The sociology of organisational life Clive Burgess ©Oct 2012
  16. 16. In Place of Austerity Reconstructing the economy, state & public serviceDexter WhitfieldIn Place of AusterityFirst published in 2012 by SpokesmanRussel House, Bulwell HouseNottingham NG6 0BT Englandwww.spokesmanbooks.comISBN 978 0 85124 793 9© Deter WhitfieldsAll words in italics throughout this slides share are Dexter Whitfieldall the rest are my own including my PBOG schematic Clive Burgess10th October 2012 & Karl Marx The German Ideology 1845
  17. 17. 50 Days to Save the Planet What a state the state is in... A working hypothesis by Clive Burgess October 2012 My global perspective ➔ One World ~ Many People with different cultures Curious... looking beyond the obvious at the bigger picture, the state of things to come - TransnationalisationClive Burgess ©2012 Thank You for your time & energy... hope you have enjoyed my stuff so far Clive

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