- Title Pages
- List of tables and figures
- Notes on contributors
- One Below the radar? Community groups and activities in context
- Two Getting below the radar: micro-mapping ‘hidden’ community activity
- Three Are we different? Claims for distinctiveness in voluntary and community action
- Four Community as policy: reflections on community engagement, empowerment and social action in a changing policy context
- Five Lost to austerity, lost in austerity: rethinking the community sector in Ireland
- Six All change? Surviving below the radar: community groups and activities in hard times
- Seven The UK Gypsy, Traveller and Roma third sector: a Gypsy industry or route to empowerment?
- Eight Understanding grassroots arts groups and practices in communities
- Nine Is there a black and minority ethnic third sector in the UK?
- Ten ‘More than a refugee community organisation’: a study of African migrant associations in Glasgow
- Eleven ‘Almost a whisper’: black and minority ethnic community groups’ voice and influence
- Twelve Learning to sustain social action
- Thirteen Authentic and legitimate? The emotional role of ‘grassroots’ community activists in policymaking
- Fourteen Conclusion: thinking back and looking forward
Why get below the radar? The importance of understanding community groups and activities
- Introduction (p.1)
- Community Groups in Context
- Policy Press
There is a growing body of literature on the voluntary, or third, sector (Milbourne, 2013). Equally, there is a long tradition of research into communities, stretching back in the UK to the series of reports produced by the Community Development Projects in the UK in the early to mid-1970s (...
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