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Voluntary action, New Labour and the ‘third sector’1

Pete Alcock

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/9780197264829.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts the relationships between the state and the voluntary sector under the 1997–2010 Labour governments. The period inaugurated a new stage in the social welfare role of voluntary ... 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 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


Joined-Up Government

Vernon Bogdanor (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263334
eISBN:
9780191734564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263334.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Drawing together work presented at a conference held at the British Academy, this book provides a broad overview of one of the most significant aspects of modern government. Joined-up government is a ... More


The State Meets Voluntarism

Stein Ringen, Huck-Ju Kwon, Ilcheong Yi, Taekyoon Kim, and Jooha Lee

in The Korean State and Social Policy: How South Korea Lifted Itself from Poverty and Dictatorship to Affluence and Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199734351
eISBN:
9780199895373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734351.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter deals with how the Korean state has been ruled through a less well-known partnership of government and civil society, in the form of voluntary agencies. Along with a symbiotic ... More


Professionalisation, new social movements and voluntary action in the 1960s and 1970s

Virginia Berridge and Alex Mold

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/9780197264829.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the heightened professionalism of the voluntary sector as it adapted to the emergence of a new form of activist, as a way of analysing the utility of different methodological ... More


The Community Care Solution

Mathew Thomson

in The Problem of Mental Deficiency: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain, c.1870-1959

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206927
eISBN:
9780191677380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206927.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how the shortcomings in the administrative and institutional provisions of the 1913 Mental Deficiency Act in Great Britain were ... More


The changing landscape of voluntary sector counselling in Scotland

Liz Bondi

in Landscapes of voluntarism: New spaces of health, welfare and governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346322
eISBN:
9781447302650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346322.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter discusses the evolution of voluntary sector counselling in Scotland that led up to the picture summarised in the 1989 directory in the framework of shifts that have characterized the ... More


Talking up the voluntary sector in criminal justice: market making in rehabilitation

Rob Macmillan

in The Third Sector Delivering Public Services: Developments, Innovations and Challenges

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447322399
eISBN:
9781447322405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322399.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Successive UK governments have sought to promote the role of the voluntary sector in criminal justice, a field traditionally dominated by public sector provision. A new wave of reform launched by the ... More


The voluntary sector within the post-welfare city

Geoffrey DeVerteuil

in Resilience in the post-welfare inner city: Voluntary sector geographies in London, Los Angeles and Sydney

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447316558
eISBN:
9781447316565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316558.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The voluntary sector is deeply implicated in and influenced by neoliberalism. The voluntary sector owes some of its growth to neoliberalism while acting as a substitute for the Keynesian welfare ... More


Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Jose Harris (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260201
eISBN:
9780191717352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260201.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This book explores the many different strands in the language of civil society from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Through a series of case-studies it investigates the applicability of the term to a ... More


Local Government, Business, and Partnership

Ian Leigh

in Law, Politics, and Local Democracy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256984
eISBN:
9780191681714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256984.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter addresses the development of the concept of ‘enabling authority’. It examines the narrow version of enabling, involving the introduction of competitive tendering before looking at the ... More


The difference of voluntarism: the place of voluntary sector care homes for older Jewish people in the United Kingdom

Oliver Valins

in Landscapes of voluntarism: New spaces of health, welfare and governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346322
eISBN:
9781447302650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346322.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Jewish voluntary sector care homes generally have a good reputation among local Jewish communities and the facilities that most provide are arguably among the best in the country. These homes have a ... More


The third sector delivering public services: setting out the terrain

James Rees and David Mullins

in The Third Sector Delivering Public Services: Developments, Innovations and Challenges

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447322399
eISBN:
9781447322405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322399.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The introduction sets out the themes of the book, in particular the recent historical and policy context in the UK. It sets out the book’s overall aim of providing a concise and up-to-date overview ... More


Why We Don’t Hate Politics: The Transformation of Sociopolitical Action

Matthew Hilton, James Mckay, Nicholas Crowson, and Jean‐François Mouhot

in The Politics of Expertise: How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691876
eISBN:
9780191745126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691876.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter contends that analysis of British democracy, associational life, and political participation has been characterized by worry: worry about an ever-powerful state crowding out civil ... More


Incremental change and low-level differences

Derek Birrell

in The impact of devolution on social policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422255
eISBN:
9781447303862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422255.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses a substantial policy area where the basic principles of policies have largely remained the same throughout the UK. This includes the voluntary sector, housing, aspects of ... More


Faith and the voluntary sector in urban governance: distinctive yet similar?

Rachael Chapman

in Faith in the public realm: Controversies, policies and practices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420305
eISBN:
9781447302285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420305.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter examines the role of faith-based organisations in British urban governance from the 1990s onwards. It determines whether faith-based organisations have characteristics that set them ... More


The role of government in criminal justice

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/9781847428929.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter looks beyond criminal justice to wider reforms in government and public services – the transition from ‘old public administration’ to ‘new public management’, the mixed results it ... More


The Changing Face of Welfare and Roles of Voluntary Organisations

Linda Milbourne

in Voluntary sector in transition: Hard times or new opportunities?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847427236
eISBN:
9781447310952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427236.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter traces key changes and continuities in public policy and political ideology, mapping influences on voluntary sector change in the UK for over a century, while emphasising recent ... More


Interest group aliases: towards definitional commensurability?

Darren Halpin

in Groups, Representation and Democracy: Between Promise and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076527
eISBN:
9781781701690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076527.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter tackles the question of group definitions and labels. On the one hand, new arrivals import elastic labels, and on the other, group scholars steadfastly defend interest group conventions. ... More


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