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Tag: social capital

Improving Democracy Through Dialogue – Stockholm, Sweden May 2018

      I am writing this during the lunchtime session of day one at the SALAR conference on Participatory Budgeting.  I am in Stockholm, Sweden (a very expensive place to eat and drink – £8 for a beer!). This blog is a way of me adopting the role of social reporter – not a[…]

May 17th 2018
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Developing evidence based policing: Building social capital

Susan Ritchie examines the case for developing evidence based policing to increase community engagement whilst making best use of shrinking resources. This blog originally appeared on the Policing Insight site.  Evidence based policing is the order of the day for the government: PCCs and the Chief Constables are to ensure that public resources are allocated[…]

August 1st 2017

Football and Policing Social Citizens

I was challenged recently to consider how the MutualGain programme (capacity building the police to engage with the public differently) reflected a game of football.  It was important for me to test this metaphor as it came from a participant of the programme: I wanted him to present with me at the Citizens in Policing[…]

February 22nd 2014
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Reflections on 2013 (2): Building and Maintaining Relationships

Working, children, friends, domesticity and blogging – can we really do it all I ask myself?  Well in keeping with my commitment to try and blog I’m going to give it a go, but it may feel rushed when you read it.  You’ll get my drift though hopefully.  Everyone tells me to just write –[…]

January 2nd 2014
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