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

Author: James McKay; Matthew Hilton
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: James McKay; Matthew Hilton
ISBN: 9780197264829 0197264824
OCLC Number: 963880082
Description: XI, 188 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Ages of Voluntarism: an Introduction ; 2. Voluntarism and the Impact of the First World War ; 3. Associational Voluntarism in Interwar Britain ; 4. Labour, Charity and Voluntary Action: the Myth of Hostility ; 5. Civil Society, Class and Locality: Tenant Groups in Post-War Britain ; 6. Professionalisationk New Social Movements and Voluntary Action in the 1960s and 1970s ; 7. Faith, Charity and Citizenship: Christianity, Volunarism and the State in the 1980s ; 8. Voluntary Action, New Labour and the 'Third Sector'
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Hilton, James McKay.


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