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The Ages of Voluntarism: How we got to the Big Society

Matthew Hilton and James McKay (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264829
eISBN:
9780191754036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264829.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book provides the historical background to the rise of the Big Society, surveying the history of voluntarism over the last century. Politicians and commentators have long bemoaned the supposed ... More


The ages of voluntarism: An introduction

Matthew Hilton and James Mckay

in The Ages of Voluntarism: How we got to the Big Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264829
eISBN:
9780191754036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264829.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter provides the historical background to the rise of the Big Society, surveying the history of voluntarism over the last century. Politicians and commentators have long ... More


The Conservative Party and the ‘Big Society’

Ellison Nick

in Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428301
eISBN:
9781447303503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428301.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the origins and nature of the Big Society ‘project’ to consider how the idea fits with the Coalition government's social policies. It argues that the idea of the Big Society has ... More


The big issue of the Big Society: mobilising communities alongside fiscal austerity

Irene Hardill and Susan Baines

in Enterprising care?: Unpaid voluntary action in the 21st century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427212
eISBN:
9781447302193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427212.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter consists of a synthesis of the evidence presented and a critical assessment of the three theoretical concepts as an explanation for voluntary action in the 21st century. It is ... More


The Ideology of Vulnerable Autonomy

Peter Ramsay

in The Insecurity State: Vulnerable Autonomy and the Right to Security in the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199581061
eISBN:
9780191741005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581061.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explains the normative basis of New Labour's policy claim that citizens owe duties of reassurance. It argues that this idea arises from an axiomatic proposition of three theories that ... More


Thinking and acting

Carmel Halton, Fred Powell, and Margaret Scanlon

in Continuing professional development in social work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447307372
eISBN:
9781447311621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307372.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter we seek to address issues of what CPD should be about by mapping the contours of contemporary social work and analysing debates about: critical theory and social work; the ‘Big ... More


The Emperor’s new clothes: can Big Society deliver criminal justice?

Kevin Wong

in Values in criminology and community justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300359
eISBN:
9781447311706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300359.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

The UK’s Coalition government places ‘Big Society’ firmly at the heart of public service delivery with Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) agencies playing critical roles in this. The narrative of ... More


Moralising the poor? Faith-based organisations, the Big Society and contemporary workfare policy

Andrew Williams

in Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847428349
eISBN:
9781447307785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428349.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter critically investigates the welfare-to-work ‘ethics’ in the UK in the context of the Big Society, using the example of the Pathways Ltd case study to show how FBOs work with government ... More


Crime prevention, civil society and communities

David Faulkner and Ros Burnett

in Where Next For Criminal Justice?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428929
eISBN:
9781447305569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428929.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter argues that a successful approach to preventing crime and reducing reoffending, and to providing support for victims, depends not only on the work of the courts and statutory services, ... More


Conservative housing policy

Peter Somerville

in The Conservative Party and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter describes the housing policy of the Conservative Party. The Conservative housing policy has continued to be overshadowed by wider debates about welfare reform and the so-called ‘Big ... More


English public management reform after 2010: From Big Society to austerity

Ewan Ferlie, Sue Dopson, Chris Bennett, Michael D. Fischer, Jean Ledger, and Gerry McGivern

in The Politics of Management Knowledge in Times of Austerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198777212
eISBN:
9780191823008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777212.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter characterizes the overall strategy of public services reform apparent in England after the global financial crisis of 2008 and during the period of the UK’s Coalition government 2010–15. ... More


Voluntary sector in transition: Hard times or new opportunities?

Linda Milbourne

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847427236
eISBN:
9781447310952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427236.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Voluntary and community organisations have attracted growing interest, as governments pare back the public sphere and welfare spending and locate ‘solutions’ with civil society and the private ... More


The policy context

Jane South, Judy White, and Mark Gamsu

in People-centred public health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781447305316
eISBN:
9781447307808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305316.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides a critical overview of the policy context for volunteering and citizen involvement, with a focus on health policy in England. It discusses why community engagement became a core ... More


Thirteen Concluding Thoughts: The Consequences Of A ‘Not-So-Big Society’

Teela Sanders

in Social policies and social control: New perspectives on the ‘not-so-big society’

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447310747
eISBN:
9781447310778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310747.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book has investigated a number of questions that seek to evaluate how far social control and behaviourist ideas are common ground across a range of welfare, education, health and care policy ... More


Introduction

Malcolm Harrison and Teela Sanders

in Social policies and social control: New perspectives on the ‘not-so-big society’

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447310747
eISBN:
9781447310778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310747.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter acts as the outline for the purpose of the book and an overall review of each chapter. We look at social policy trends in a changing political environment in the UK, noting continuities ... More


England and Wales

Kerry O’Halloran

in The Profits of Charity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199767717
eISBN:
9780190259969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199767717.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on England and Wales, the progenitor of charity law in a common law context. It analyzes contemporary data and trends, classifying the role of charities and other nonprofits. ... More


The ‘Big Society’: Conservative political philosophy and its implications for policing

Timothy Brain

in A Future for Policing in England and Wales

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199684458
eISBN:
9780191807497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199684458.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the ‘Big Society’ policy used by David Cameron and the Conservative Party during the 2010 General Elections and its implications for British law enforcement. It introduces the ... More


Constructing a new conservatism? Ideology and values

Richard Hayton

in David Cameron and Conservative Renewal: The Limits of Modernisation?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784991531
eISBN:
9781526120946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991531.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Following three severe election defeats, the Conservatives elected David Cameron as leader on an explicitly modernising platform. His agenda for change encompassed revitalising the party image ... More


The politics of civil society: Big society and small government

Fred Powell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447307150
eISBN:
9781447310853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307150.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

2011 shook the world politically. The Occupy Movement, Los Indignados and the Greek Aganaktismenoi (outraged) reacted to zombie capitalis in the West, while the Arab Spring challenged political ... More


Education, network governance and public sector reform

Stephen J. Ball and Carolina Junemann

in Networks, new governance and education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429803
eISBN:
9781447307617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429803.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

In this chapter some of the developments and changes in forms of governance in England are traced as these relate to the public sector and specifically education through New Labour into Coalition ... More


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