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Community Groups in Context: Local Activities and Actions

Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore


Whilst there is a growing body of literature on formal voluntary organisations, relatively little research has been undertaken into the roles and functioning of small, informal, below the radar community groups and actions. ‘Community groups in context: Local activities and actions’ brings together a decade of research with informal community groups and small scale civil society organisations. It explores the wealth and diversity of their forms and activities, their fragility, strategies for survival and their position in relation to a range of public policy objectives. In particular the book ... More

Keywords: below the radar, community groups, activities, civil society organisations, public policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447327776
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angus McCabe, editor
University of Birmingham

Jenny Phillimore, editor
University of Birmingham

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Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore

Part One Scoping and mapping community actions and activities

Part Two Community groups and activities in context

Part Three Under-explored radars

Eight Understanding grassroots arts groups and practices in communities

Hilary Ramsden, Jane Milling andRobin Simpson

Part Four Thinking about voice, learning and emotion below the radar

Twelve Learning to sustain social action

Jenny Phillimore and Angus McCabe

Fourteen Conclusion: thinking back and looking forward

Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore

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