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THE CHALLENGE OF NEIGHBOURHOOD DEMOCRACY                                                  THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETYFriday, 20...
Government struggles with two concepts of localismFriday, 20 January 12
We, The PeopleFriday, 20 January 12
We, The CouncilFriday, 20 January 12
These aren’t incompatible ...Friday, 20 January 12
... if we get participation and representation to work togetherFriday, 20 January 12
With neighbourhood budgeting ...Friday, 20 January 12
... and neighbourhood planning ...Friday, 20 January 12
... Government has given communities the toughest issues.Friday, 20 January 12
And in referendums, the worst way to decide on them.Friday, 20 January 12
We know what we want                        1. Community-level participation                        2. Available to as man...
And we know some do’s and don’tsFriday, 20 January 12
Don’t build a portalFriday, 20 January 12
Don’t create hungry mouthsFriday, 20 January 12
Really don’t build a portalFriday, 20 January 12
Use networks of networksFriday, 20 January 12
Go where people areFriday, 20 January 12
And we know the challengesFriday, 20 January 12
The Bertolt Brecht Problem                                                     “The Secretary of the Writers Union        ...
Managing online/offline connexionsFriday, 20 January 12
Paranoia managementFriday, 20 January 12
National/local/hyperlocalFriday, 20 January 12
GovernanceFriday, 20 January 12
Can we turn a fairy story into a blueprint ?Friday, 20 January 12
by Anthony Zacharzewski for the Democratic Society, 2012Friday, 20 January 12
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Challenges of Neighbourhood Democracy - presentation from UKGovCamp 12

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A presentation by Anthony from UK GovCamp 2012, talking about neighbourhood democracy and neighbourhood councils.

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  1. 1. THE CHALLENGE OF NEIGHBOURHOOD DEMOCRACY THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETYFriday, 20 January 12
  2. 2. Government struggles with two concepts of localismFriday, 20 January 12
  3. 3. We, The PeopleFriday, 20 January 12
  4. 4. We, The CouncilFriday, 20 January 12
  5. 5. These aren’t incompatible ...Friday, 20 January 12
  6. 6. ... if we get participation and representation to work togetherFriday, 20 January 12
  7. 7. With neighbourhood budgeting ...Friday, 20 January 12
  8. 8. ... and neighbourhood planning ...Friday, 20 January 12
  9. 9. ... Government has given communities the toughest issues.Friday, 20 January 12
  10. 10. And in referendums, the worst way to decide on them.Friday, 20 January 12
  11. 11. We know what we want 1. Community-level participation 2. Available to as many people as want to participate 3. That informs people of context and data 4. Gives them opportunities to discuss things 5. Takes positions but makes decisions only alongside traditional methods 6. A meaningful role for councillorsFriday, 20 January 12
  12. 12. And we know some do’s and don’tsFriday, 20 January 12
  13. 13. Don’t build a portalFriday, 20 January 12
  14. 14. Don’t create hungry mouthsFriday, 20 January 12
  15. 15. Really don’t build a portalFriday, 20 January 12
  16. 16. Use networks of networksFriday, 20 January 12
  17. 17. Go where people areFriday, 20 January 12
  18. 18. And we know the challengesFriday, 20 January 12
  19. 19. The Bertolt Brecht Problem “The Secretary of the Writers Union Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee Stating that the people Had forfeited the confidence of the government And could win it back only By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier In that case for the government To dissolve the people And elect another?” Brecht, “The Solution”Friday, 20 January 12
  20. 20. Managing online/offline connexionsFriday, 20 January 12
  21. 21. Paranoia managementFriday, 20 January 12
  22. 22. National/local/hyperlocalFriday, 20 January 12
  23. 23. GovernanceFriday, 20 January 12
  24. 24. Can we turn a fairy story into a blueprint ?Friday, 20 January 12
  25. 25. by Anthony Zacharzewski for the Democratic Society, 2012Friday, 20 January 12
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