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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


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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