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Liz Richardson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420855

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.001.0001

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The value of volunteering

The value of volunteering

(p.97) five The value of volunteering
DIY Community Action

Liz Richardson

Policy Press

This chapter talks about the triggers that generate citizen involvement and community self-help activity. It considers why some people go out of their way to take local action, and tries to determine what motivates community volunteers. The chapter examines their altruistic concerns, and decides if it is fair to expect those with the least advantages to do the most to compensate for others' failures.

Keywords:   triggers, citizen involvement, local action, motivation, community volunteers, altruistic concerns, compensation, failures

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