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 12: The Big Society and Volunteering: Ambitions and Expectations

Nick Ockenden, Matthew Hill and Joanna Stuart

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12. The Big Society and volunteering: ambitions and expectations Nick Ockenden, Matthew Hill and Joanna Stuart INTRODUCTION The Big Society has been variously described as ‘the most important innovation in British politics for decades’ (Blond, 201...

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