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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 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


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


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


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