Voluntary Sector in Transition: Hard Times or New Opportunities? (Hardcover)

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As the British government pares back the public sphere, voluntary and community organizations there have moved to center stage in political debates surrounding social services, a process extensively explored by The Voluntary Sector in Transition. Like similar sectors around the globe, the UK voluntary sector has undergone immense change, as the very ideology surrounding welfare services has been fundamentally transformed. Drawing on contemporary social and organizational theory and policy debates, Linda Milbourne explores the extensive growth and reshaping of the UK voluntary sector following sweeping reforms to the culture and implementation of public services.

About the Author

Linda Milbourne is a senior lecturer in community and youth studies at the University of London.

Praise For…

"This book brings together the most important challenges facing the voluntary sector today in a highly readable style. It is grounded in research, theoretically informed, and illustrates each theme with quotes from practitioners. It is a treasure trove of ideas which will become an indispensible source for policy makers, practitioners and researchers."

— Mike Aiken, Open University

“This book examines the changing nature of the voluntary sector under the previous New Labour and Coalition Governments. After setting out some historical context of the role of voluntary sector organizations in delivering welfare, the book draws upon a wide range of case studies to discuss the impact of ideological changes, accountability and the drift towards community in order to explore the changing nature of the voluntary sector in welfare delivery.”
— Lee Gregory, University of Birmingham
Product Details
ISBN: 9781847427236
ISBN-10: 1847427235
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2013
Pages: 165
Language: English