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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


Locating the Consequences of Information Society Developments

Robin Mansell and W. Edward Steinmueller

in Mobilizing the Information Society

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295570
eISBN:
9780191685149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295570.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Innovation

The move towards achieving the information society is not without certain consequences, particularly for government taxation, regional development, and employment. Since some analysts would perceive ... More


Introduction: Regionalism and the Third Sector

Carolyn T. Adams

in From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book explores how outside actors from the suburbs and from state government have intervened during the past fifteen years to redevelop the central city in ways that bolster the region. Drawing ... More


Who Governs the Third Sector?

Carolyn T. Adams

in From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on who governs the Third-Sector organizations in greater Philadelphia and what they are trying to accomplish. Contrary to predictions that economic elites would abandon the city, ... More


Conclusion: Harnessing the Third Sector to Benefit the City

Carolyn T. Adams

in From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book concludes by reiterating the central role played by Third-Sector organizations in urban redevelopment in greater Philadelphia as powerful sources of money and influence from the suburbs. It ... More


From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Carolyn T. Adams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book addresses the role of suburban elites in setting development agendas for urban municipalities and their larger metropolitan regions. It shows how major nongovernmental, nonmarket ... More


Third-Sector Organizations Reshape Central Cities

Carolyn T. Adams

in From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines suburban influence in city institutions that are redeveloping urban spaces and, in the process, building new centers of gravity within the city. In the past twenty years ... More


New Labour, children’s services and the third sector

Alison Body

in Children's Charities in Crisis: Early Intervention and the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447346432
eISBN:
9781447345572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346432.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In chapter 1 we provide an overview of the concept of prevention within child welfare, particularly under the New Labour government (1997-2010). Coming to power in 1997, Labour placed considerable ... More


Older Volunteers in Germany: Opportunities and Restrictions in the Welfare Mix

Paula Aleksandrowicz, Doris Bockermann, and Frerich Frerichs

in Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The Third Sector in Germany plays an important role in the provision of welfare besides the state and the market. Voluntary work is encouraged and strengthened by the welfare state, especially in the ... More


Older Volunteers in Poland: The Heritage of a Socialist Regime

Konrad Turek and Jolanta Perek-Białas

in Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter analyses the phenomenon of volunteering in older age in Poland at individual, organisational and public policy level. We focus on its conditions, limitations and the opportunities, ... More


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