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The Third Sector Delivering Public Services: Developments, Innovations and Challenges

James Rees and David Mullins


This edited collection provides a comprehensive overview of the third (or voluntary) sector role in the delivery of public services in the UK. It covers social enterprise, capacity building, volunteering and social value; as well as the sector’s role in specific fields including employment, health and social care, housing and criminal justice. It is the first book to review developments over the New Labour and Coalition period which saw a sustained expansion of the scale and scope of third sector delivery. In this period, the sector was required to respond to new policy challenges such as pers ... More

Keywords: third sector, social enterprise, public services, contracting, capacity building, volunteering

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447322399
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447322399.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Rees, editor
University of Birmingham

David Mullins, editor
University of Birmingham

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Part One Policy, politics and organisations

Part Two Cross-cutting issues for third sector service delivery

Part Three Service delivery in key policy fields

Thirteen Conclusion

James Rees and David Mullins

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