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A historical guide to NGOs in Britain : charities, civil society and the voluntary sector since 1945

Author: Matthew Hilton
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 'Big Society', announced by the Cameron government in 2010, has changed the way we talk about the voluntary sector, charities, NGOs, civil society, or the third sector. The names might be different, but the accompanying debate remains the same. It revolves around a series of questions that have been discussed for decades: what is the relationship between the governmental and the non-governmental sectors? What is
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Historical guide to NGOs in Britain.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(DLC) 2012021450
(OCoLC)779244383
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Hilton
ISBN: 9781137029027 1137029021
OCLC Number: 815755424
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 399 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The Scale and Growth of NGOs, Charities and Voluntary Organisations --
Key Sectors Profiles Since 1945 --
Leading Campaign Groups and NGOs in the UK --
Key Players --
Membership and Volunteering --
NGO Income Streams and Giving --
The Impact of NGOs --
Governance and Professionalism --
International Comparisons --
Further Reading and Guide to Further Information.
Responsibility: Matthew Hilton [and others].

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