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A Campaign Lesson From Extinction Rebellion’s Newsgate

Chris Rose, September 2020 Earlier this year I posted a critical analysis of XR UK’s ‘revolutionary’ theory of change, mostly on grounds that it was unlikely to work and posed many risks including a values culture war.  Since the New … Continue reading

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Conversations with Peter Melchett: Farmer, Campaigner, Politician

Peter Melchett in his orchard, May 2018 I interviewed Peter Melchett in May and July 2018, at Courtyard Farm, where he lived in Norfolk (he died in August 2018).  My daughter Amazon Rose transcribed the tapes and I’ve edited them … Continue reading

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Conversations With Simon Bryceson, ‘Pirate Diplomat’

Simon Bryceson In winter 2017 I recorded a couple of conversations with Simon Bryceson, long-standing Public Affairs lobbyist, Liberal political activist, and one time employee of Friends of the Earth. We mainly spoke about the interaction between campaign groups, corporates … Continue reading

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What Happens When Issue-Attention Moves On: The Case of ‘Neonic’ Pesticides

 Chris Rose July 2020 pdf download In Europe, Neonic’ pesticides have dropped from the heights of the public agenda following a ‘ban’ in the EU in 2018. As anticipated in Anthony Downs’s 1972 ‘Issue Attention Cycle’, neonics seem consigned to … Continue reading

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Increasing The Impact Of Individual Behaviour Change

(Long post – download as a pdf) This post outlines a simple ‘three pillar’ framework to help realise the often untapped potential of behaviour change.  Pillar 1 is private personal action in the form of a new behaviour which stays … Continue reading

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Too Much DAD Leads To DADA

Too much Decide Announce Defend (Abandon) The UK government, or to be more accurate the English Government which is the bit directly led by Boris Johnson with the advice of the propaganda specialist Dominic Cummings, continues to write the textbook … Continue reading

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Values Group Changes In The UK 1973 – 2020

Every few years the motivational values researchers CDSM Cultural Dynamics Strategy and Marketing run a national survey to take a snapshot of values groups in the UK, broken out as 12 Values Modes and three large ‘Maslow Groups’, Settlers, Prospectors … Continue reading

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Are LCAs Greenwashing Plastic ?

image JESUISMALIN.BE Creative Commons 4.0 LCA, Life Cycle Analysis or Assessment, is supposed to be an objective way to compare the environmental footprint of products, and is a mainstay of corporate decision-making in sustainability.  But it’s blind to plastic pollution, leaving … Continue reading

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10 Things About Covid And Campaigns

Here are a few thoughts about coronavirus and Covid-19. They are coloured by being written from a British perspective. I’ve tried to stick to things that may be generally applicable and haven’t written much about health and social care systems … Continue reading

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Beyond Zero – No Heathrow #3 Plots New Course For Climate Policies

Today (27 Feb 2020) a decision by the UK’s ‘Court of Appeal’ found that the UK Government’s approval for expansion of flying capacity at Heathrow Airport through at third runway was illegal because of it’s failure to consider the meaning … Continue reading

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