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The ages of voluntarism : how we got to the big society

Author: Matthew Hilton; James McKay, Dr.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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This book provides the historical background to the rise of the Big Society. Voluntarism has evolved over the last hundred years to adapt to changing circumstances, drawing up new agendas, tackling  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Hilton; James McKay, Dr.
ISBN: 0197264824 9780197264829
OCLC Number: 871228176
Description: xi, 188 pages : 1 illustration ; 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.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Hilton, James McKay.

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