Andrew Climo
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Is Britain collapsing in on itself?
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I must admit to being flabbergasted at the events on Thursday with Britain being marginalised in Europe.Having read comments in various papers I am struck by the rising tide of intolerance and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by joe taylor Dec 14, 2011.

Ression Conundrum - Map of Interconnections
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bren Cook Apr 2, 2012.

Winners and Losers - Why many are in denial about potential economic collapse
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Game Theory and the CynicAs I pointed out previously Game Theory accurately predicts how people will behave  when their fortunes are linked. Mostly they will work together but occassionally there is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by joe taylor Oct 3, 2011.

Abolition of Cheques - Not in the best interests of communities
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Cheques are a powerful instrument in the armoury of smaller organisations, particularly community and voluntary groups and their abolition will inhibit transactions, reduce income and load costs and…Continue

Tags: group, costs, finance, community, cheques

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Skidmore Aug 24, 2011.


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What brings you to NatCAN?
Right now is a crucial period for community activism in Great Britain, and its not all about resources (or the lack of them). Large scale outsourcing, top-down economic pressures and weakened democratic channels are challenging the notion that communities can have an effective role in determining the policies that affect them. This is the context that community activists in the 21st Century must grapple with.

Cake or Death?

The optimistic gene? If you are a community activist, you must have the gene. So how should you react in the face of mass extinction for the community sector? Cake or Death?

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Public Service: Not dead, not forgotten

In my last blog posting, I claimed that politics was presently moving away from the notion of win-win, towards win-lose politics where competition would replace cooperation and that key players would seek two or maybe three rounds of compete-punish-counterpunish.

I made this prediction based on the recent behaviour of greedy bankers, public service cuts and the backlash of protesters, strikes and job loses. I still believe…


Posted on June 16, 2011 at 19:11 — 1 Comment

The Rift in Society: The Challenge for Community Action

As someone with a science background, I tend to come at problems in community action in a peculiar way, so please bear with me!


The Theory

A great deal of human behaviour can be described in terms of Game Theory. For those unfamiliar with the term, Game Theory, simply put states that individuals or groups will, in the first instance, tend to…


Posted on May 10, 2011 at 12:49 — 1 Comment

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At 11:00 on June 29, 2011, Alan Thornton said…

Hi Andrew,

I wonder if you might be interested in The People's Budget campaign?


At 20:22 on June 7, 2011, Nick Beddow said…
nice one mate :)
At 4:22 on May 10, 2011, Andrew Climo said…
Have added three TED talks that particularly impress me, and (I hope) give grounds for optimism that public policy can be influenced for good.

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