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Individualism and community: investing in civil society

Stephen Thake

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter deals with an entirely new approach to the development of civil society, recognising that its form and shape in the twenty-first century will be different from the institutions that ... More


Community unionism: looking backwards, looking forwards

Marjorie Mayo, Pilgrim Tucker, and Mat Danaher

in Class, Inequality and Community Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447322450
eISBN:
9781447322474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322450.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The importance of building alliances based upon shared community and trade union interests is a theme with resonances from the history of community development, both in Britain and beyond. This ... More


The Tafel and food poverty in Germany

Sabine Werth

in Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447331032
eISBN:
9781447331056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331032.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Founded in 1993 by four women in Berlin, Germany, the Berliner Tafel is Germany’s oldest food rescue organization. The Tafel concept was quickly replicated and eventually developed into a nationwide ... More


Social initiatives and social solidarity under austerity

Christina Fuhr

in Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447331032
eISBN:
9781447331056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331032.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The 2008 financial crisis resulted in a protracted recession in Europe of a kind not seen since the Great Depression. Austerity policies in both countries have increased the presence of and need for ... More


Conclusion: citizenship, community and solidarity at the end of the welfare state

Jan-Jonathan Bock and Shana Cohen

in Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447331032
eISBN:
9781447331056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331032.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The conclusion argues that political debates about the relationship between austerity and grassroots politics have focused on antagonism and anti-establishment anger. Other emergent citizenship ... More


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