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The ages of voluntarism : how we got to the Big Society

Author: Matthew Hilton; James McKay, (Lecturer in Contemporary History)
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: British Academy original paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : British Academy original paperbackView all editions and formats
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In May 2010, Britain's new Coalition government embarked on its journey to the Big Society. But how did we reach this point? Politicians and commentators have long bemoaned the supposed decline of civic life, fretting about its health and its future. In fact, the real story of voluntarism over the last hundred years has not been decline, but constant evolution and change. Whether we use the terms charity,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Hilton; James McKay, (Lecturer in Contemporary History)
ISBN: 9780197264829 0197264824
OCLC Number: 726821245
Description: xi, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The ages of voluntarism : an introduction / Matthew Hilton and James McKay --
Voluntarism and the impact of the First World War / Peter Grant --
Associational voluntarism in interwar Britain / Helen McCarthy --
Labour, charity and voluntary action : the myth of hostility / Nicholas Deakin and Justin Davis Smith --
Civil society, class and locality : tenant groups in post-war Britain / Peter Shapely --
Professionalisation, new social movements and voluntary action in the 1960s and 1970s / Virginia Berridge and Alex Mold --
Faith, charity and citizenship : Christianity, voluntarism and the state in the 1980s / Eliza Filby --
Voluntary action, New Labour and the "third sector" / Pete Alcock.
Series Title: British Academy original paperbacks.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Hilton and James McKay.
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