The appropriation of citizen empowerment

Kevin Harris offers a strong challenge to the approach RSA is adopting in it’s Citizen Power project in Peterborough, arguing it is the latest example from the empowerment industry of appropriating ideas of citizen action to wonkdom. Prestige launch at London HQ set the tone this month … citizens get their chance in May, when a more open style is promised. I’m hopeful.

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  • May 19, 2010 - 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Whilst I am fully supportive of “The big idea” please do not dump the community first programme and replace it with something similar. Lets revigorate the programme and set new achievable targets. I am in the process of trying to engage the private sector and the farming communities in the programme. If any one has any bright ideas I am all ears.

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