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Social theory and voluntary action in Britain since 1880

John Offer

in An intellectual history of British social policy: Idealism versus non-idealism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345318
eISBN:
9781447301455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345318.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter addresses idealism and non-idealism as properties of social theories about voluntary action. It also pays attention to idealist and non-idealist social thought in voluntary organisations ... More


Attitudes to voluntary action

Rose Lindsey, John Mohan, Sarah Bulloch, and Elizabeth Metcalfe

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447324836
eISBN:
9781447324850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324836.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter reviews existing research on attitudes to voluntary action. Despite the importance of this topic, public attitudes have received even less consistent consideration over time than ... More


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


Conclusions

Rose Lindsey, John Mohan, Sarah Bulloch, and Elizabeth Metcalfe

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447324836
eISBN:
9781447324850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324836.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter reflects on the main findings of this book, and place these in a broader context by reflecting on their practical implications and relevance. A key issue is what the evidence tells us ... 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


Volunteering: caring for people like me

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/9781847427212.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on communities of identity/interest using a case study of an organization actively supporting older people in urban and rural areas. It looks at a charity that supports older ... More


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