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The big society debate: a new agenda for social welfare?

Ishkanian, Armine and Szreter, Simon, eds. (2012) The big society debate: a new agenda for social welfare? Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781781002070

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The expert contributors to this detailed yet concise book collectively raise questions about the novelty of the Big Society Agenda, its ideological underpinnings, and challenges it poses for policymakers and practitioners. 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. By drawing on international examples, from developed and developing countries in order to analyse and discuss Big Society policies, this book will prove invaluable for students, academics and policymakers.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2012 Edward Elgar
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2012 08:15
Last Modified: 24 May 2024 21:30

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