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Women's Voluntary Services and the Voluntary Sector

James Hinton

in Women, Social Leadership, and the Second World War: Continuities of Class

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243297
eISBN:
9780191714054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243297.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter returns to the antagonism between the WVS and other women's organizations, a relationship further embittered by an ill-conceived government attempt to force an amalgamation of WVS with ... More


Voluntarism and the impact of the First World War

Peter Grant

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/9780197264829.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers the experience of the First World War to demonstrate that state mobilisation does not necessarily crowd out voluntary endeavour. While the scale of volunteering to fight in ... More


Social Networks Matter. But How ?

Florence Passy

in Social Movements and Networks: Relational Approaches to Collective Action

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251780
eISBN:
9780191599057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251789.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Identifies specific network mechanisms at the individual level and illustrates how different social networks affect recruitment and individual participation in different voluntary organizations and ... More


What is New Labour? Can it Deliver on Social Policy?

Jane Lewis

in Welfare State Change: Towards a Third Way?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199266722
eISBN:
9780191601941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266727.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Presents a comparative overview of non-profit or third-sector organizations in a wider welfare policy and civil society context. It addresses the social, economic, and political developments that ... More


Communicative Institutions: Public Opinion, Mass Media, Polls, Associations

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Civil Sphere

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162509
eISBN:
9780199943364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Civil society should be understood not merely in terms of contrasting symbolic categories but as structures of feeling, the diffusely sensed obligations and rights that represent, and are at the same ... More


Mothers, Soldiers, and Nation in the ‘Neutral’ Defense

Annica Kronsell

in Gender, Sex, and the Postnational Defense: Militarism and Peacekeeping

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199846061
eISBN:
9780199933099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846061.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores how the national defense was founded on gendered ideas around nation making processes and notions of citizenship. It is exemplified with Swedish military and defense practice ... 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


Renewal or relocation? Social welfare, voluntarism and the city

Christine Milligan and Nicholas R. Fyfe

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/9781861346322.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter explores how the UK voluntary sector is responding to the political drive to reposition its role in the planning and delivery of social welfare, and how this is manifest at local level. ... More


Leadership: Earning Respect, Improving the Community

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the role of formal and informal leaders, including local public officials and heads of voluntary organizations, in small communities' efforts to adapt to changing social and ... More


Partnership and power: the role of black and minority ethnic voluntary organisations in challenging racism

Butt Jabeer

in Partnership working: Policy and practice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342201
eISBN:
9781447302919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342201.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the partnerships between black and ethnic minority voluntary organisations and local government in England as a way to challenge racism. It considers the stresses and strains in ... More


Dispelling Common Perceptions

Rachel M. McCleary

in Global Compassion: Private Voluntary Organizations and U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1939

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195371178
eISBN:
9780199870592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371178.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

An overview of the book’s main issues is presented: food aid, the role of the military in humanitarian aid, funding priorities, and the future of foreign aid. PVO financial independence is ... More


Global Compassion: Private Voluntary Organizations and U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1939

Rachel M. McCleary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195371178
eISBN:
9780199870592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371178.001.1
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines how American foreign policy has shaped the relationship between international private voluntary organizations and the U.S. federal government. Private voluntary organizations ... More


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


Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Andrea Principi, Per H. Jensen, and Giovanni Lamura (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

‘Active ageing’ has become a key phrase in discourses about challenges and remedies for demographic ageing and the enrolment of older adults into voluntary work is an important dimension of it. The ... More


Voluntary Organisations' Characteristics and Practices towards Older Volunteers

Andrea Principi 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/9781447307204.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter is the first one, out of three that focus on opportunities and restrictions for older volunteers from an organisational perspective, based on 73 case studies carried out among European ... More


Voluntarism and new forms of governance in rural communities

Bill Edwards and Michael Woods

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/9781861346322.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter investigates the roles of voluntary and community organisations' (VCO) s in working alongside formal institutions of local government in community governance. It analyses the enrolment ... More


Voluntary organisations and the generation of social capital in city politics

Gerry Stoker, Graham Smith, William Maloney, and Stephen Young

in City matters: Competitiveness, cohesion and urban governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344458
eISBN:
9781447301868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the role of voluntary organisations in generating social capital in city politics in Great Britain. It discusses the concept of social capital as developed by Robert Putnam, and ... More


Organisations' Age Management of Older Volunteers: Pointing to the Future

Joop Schippers and Andrea Principi

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/9781447307204.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Across Europe voluntary organisations are aware of the main challenges population ageing is going to bring to them with respect to the volunteer workforce. This is reflected in the opinions they ... More


Older Volunteers in Italy: An Underestimated Phenomenon?

Andrea Principi, Carlos Chiatti, and Giovanni Lamura

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/9781447307204.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter informs on the main opportunities and restrictions for older volunteers in Italy, through an examination across different levels (i.e. micro, meso, macro and structural). For example, ... More


The Legal Regulation of Organized Civil Society: A Comparative Study

Nicole Bolleyer

in The State and Civil Society: Regulating Interest Groups, Parties, and Public Benefit Organizations in Contemporary Democracies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198758587
eISBN:
9780191818509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758587.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introduction specifies the central questions addressed in this study—namely, what are the legal environments (as constituted by binding legal regulation) that have been created in long-lived ... More


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