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Voluntary sector in transition: Hard times or new opportunities?

Linda Milbourne


Voluntary and community organisations have attracted growing interest, as governments pare back the public sphere and welfare spending and locate ‘solutions’ with civil society and the private sector. This book explores growth and re-shaping in the UK voluntary sector following sweeping reforms to cultures and arrangements in public services, including the spread of welfare outsourcing, associated performance and risk management and shifts towards collaborative governance. Drawing on contemporary social and organisational theory, policy debates and empirical research focused on small voluntary ... More

Keywords: Community organisation, Third sector, Non-profit, Big Society, Civil society, Public services, Privatisation, Public management, Organisational studies, Social policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781847427236
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427236.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda Milbourne, author