The Big Society Debate
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The Big Society Debate

A New Agenda for Social Welfare?

Edited by Armine Ishkanian and Simon Szreter

The book is divided into two sections, history and policy, which together provide readers with a historically grounded, internationally informed, and multidisciplinary analysis of the Big Society policies. The introduction and conclusion tie the strands together, providing a coherent analysis of the key issues in both sections. Various chapters in this study examine the limitations and consider the challenges involved in translating the ideas of the Big Society agenda into practice.
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Chapter 5: Big Society and the National Citizen Service: Young People, Volunteering and Engagement with Charities c.1900–1960

Kate Bradley

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5. Big Society and the National Citizen Service: young people, volunteering and engagement with charities c. 1900–1960 Kate Bradley Whilst Big Society has yet to be firmly defined as a concept, certain elements that formed part of the picture had ...

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