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Book review: rediscovering voluntary action: the beat of adifferent drum by Colin Rochester

Ishkanian, Armine (2014) Book review: rediscovering voluntary action: the beat of adifferent drum by Colin Rochester. LSE Review of Books (30 Apr 2014). Website.

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Rediscovering Voluntary Action aims to present a radical reappraisal of voluntary sector theory and practice over the past thirty-five years, restating the distinctive nature and autonomous status of voluntary action in British society. This book is valuable and informative as it raises important questions about the larger purpose and meaning of voluntary action in society, and challenges the dominant thinking which has focused on the voluntary sector and voluntary action in terms of policy impact and its role and effectiveness in delivering services, writes Armine Ishkanian. A useful resource for scholars, students, practitioners, and policy-makers who are interested in understanding voluntary action and civil society in Britain.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Conflict and Civil Society
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit
Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 11:59
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2021 23:20

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