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Ed Cox

Ed Cox, director, IPPR North


Blog posts

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    LEP link-ups key to Northern economic future

    Last week Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership set out its strategy for economic growth under the banner: realising our potential

    Ed Cox26 September, 2011

  • Where next for participatory budgeting?

    After a decade of experimentation with participatory budgeting, could this be the moment when the idea moves from the margins to the mainstream?

    Ed Cox30 March, 2011

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  • Why Big Society is key to rebalancing the economy

    Some it call it Big Society but whatever the name, positive community outlook is vital if deprived neighbourhoods are going to improve.

    Ed Cox11 October, 2010

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  • From cuts sticking plaster to social enterprise solution

    There was plenty of talk about Big Society at the Liberal Democrat conference last week including an interesting fringe where it was claimed that Jo Grimond, leader of the Liberal Party from 1956 - 1967 was the “inventor of Big Society”. But many party activists were more sceptical and whilst the guiding sentiments play well with liberal philosophy, the social democrat element was concerned more about the cuts

    Ed Cox28 September, 2010

  • Doing Big Society

    The question is not so much ‘what are councils doing?’ but ‘what are citizens doing?’ in the name of a bigger society

    Ed Cox31 August, 2010

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