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Community Groups in ContextLocal Activities and Actions

Community Groups in Context: Local Activities and Actions

Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327776
eISBN:
9781447327806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Whilst there is a growing body of literature on formal voluntary organisations, relatively little research has been undertaken into the roles and functioning of small, informal, below the radar ... More

Continuity and Change in Voluntary ActionPatterns, Trends and Understandings

Continuity and Change in Voluntary Action: Patterns, Trends and Understandings

Rose Lindsey and John Mohan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447324836
eISBN:
9781447324850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324836.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book provides a longitudinal perspective on change and continuity in voluntary action in recent decades in the UK. Drawing on more than 30 years of different quantitative and qualitative data, ... More

Franchising DreamsThe Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Franchising Dreams: The Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Peter M. Birkeland

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226051901
eISBN:
9780226051925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051925.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

McDonald's, Blockbuster Video, Jiffy Lube, and Subway: franchising has become an ever-present feature of the American landscape. One-third of the U.S. gross domestic product flows through franchises, ... More

The governance of problemsPuzzling, powering and participation

The governance of problems: Puzzling, powering and participation

Robert Hoppe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429629
eISBN:
9781447303848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429629.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Contemporary democracies need to develop a better governance of problems, as all too often policy is a sophisticated answer to the wrong problem. This book offers a new approach to public-policy ... More

Hungry BritainThe Rise of Food Charity

Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity

Hannah Lambie-Mumford

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328285
eISBN:
9781447328308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328285.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Drawing on empirical research with the UK’s two largest charitable food organisations, this book explores the prolific rise of food charity over the last 15 years and its implications for overcoming ... More

Landscapes of voluntarismNew spaces of health, welfare and governance

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

Christine Milligan and David Conradson (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346322
eISBN:
9781447302650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346322.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book brings together a collection of new and innovative work by researchers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK - settings where issues of voluntarism and participation have become ... More

Laughing Saints and Righteous HeroesEmotional Rhythms in Social Movement Groups

Laughing Saints and Righteous Heroes: Emotional Rhythms in Social Movement Groups

Erika Effler

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226188652
eISBN:
9780226188676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226188676.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Why do people keep fighting for social causes in the face of consistent failure? Why do they risk their physical, emotional, and financial safety on behalf of strangers? How do these groups survive ... More

Leading public sector innovationCo-creating for a better society

Leading public sector innovation: Co-creating for a better society

Christian Bason

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426345
eISBN:
9781447302681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426345.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

In a time of unprecedented turbulence, how can public sector organisations increase their ability to find innovative solutions to society's problems? This book shows how government agencies can use ... More

The new politicsLiberal Conservatism or same old Tories?

The new politics: Liberal Conservatism or same old Tories?

Peter King

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428547
eISBN:
9781447303923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428547.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Does the coalition government represent a new politics in Britain, or is the new government just the same old Tories hiding behind an opportunist pact with the Liberal Democrats? Does Cameron differ ... More

PartnershipsMachines of possibility

Partnerships: Machines of possibility

Niels Akerstrom Andersen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420268
eISBN:
9781447302926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420268.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Everyone is talking about partnerships: environmental partnerships, social partnerships, public–private partnerships, partnerships between NGOs in Europe and the third world. How did partnerships ... More

Personalising public servicesUnderstanding the personalisation narrative

Personalising public services: Understanding the personalisation narrative

Catherine Needham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427601
eISBN:
9781447302957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427601.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Personalisation – the idea that public services should be tailored to the individual, with budgets devolved to the service user or frontline staff – is increasingly seen as the future of the welfare ... More

Police in AfricaThe Street Level View

Police in Africa: The Street Level View

Jan Beek, Mirco Göpfert, Olly Owen, and Johnny Steinberg (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190676636
eISBN:
9780190872625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676636.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

State police forces in Africa are a curiously neglected subject of study, even within the framework of security issues and African states. This book brings together criminologists, anthropologists, ... More

The politics of civil societyNeoliberalism or Social Left?

The politics of civil society: Neoliberalism or Social Left?

Frederick Powell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347640
eISBN:
9781447303947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347640.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book offers a wide-ranging analysis of recent shifts in the ideas and paradigms that underpin social policy. Since the 1980s the renaissance of civil society has introduced new ideas about the ... More

Public policy analysis

Public policy analysis

Professor Peter Knoepfel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349071
eISBN:
9781447303121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349071.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book is an English version of a successful text on public policy analysis originally written for policy practitioners in Switzerland and France. It presents a model for the analysis of public ... More

Reluctant CapitalistsBookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Laura J. Miller

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Over the past half-century, bookselling, like many retail industries, has evolved from an arena dominated by independent bookstores to one in which chain stores have significant market share. And as ... More

Remaking governancePeoples, politics and the public sphere

Remaking governance: Peoples, politics and the public sphere

Janet Newman (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346407
eISBN:
9781447303206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book focuses on the dynamics of change as new strategies — active citizenship, public participation, partnership working, and consumerism — encounter existing institutions. It explores different ... More

Rethinking the publicInnovations in research, theory and politics

Rethinking the public: Innovations in research, theory and politics

Nick Mahony, Janet Newman, and Clive Barnett (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424167
eISBN:
9781447303275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424167.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book rethinks the public, public communication, and public action in a globalising and mediated world. It develops theoretical perspectives for investigating the formation of publics, focusing ... More

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