Fundamental changes to British social policy have seen civil society organizations assume a significant role in welfare provision, but chasing money and status has come at a high price. What has happened to integrity and morality, when many voluntary service organizations have become trapped in a gilded web of neo-liberal arrangements and a rapidly privatizing services industry? Why are they reinforcing the social, economic and political systems they were originally established to reform?Drawing on contemporary research conducted in diverse service fields and from varied theoretical frameworks, the book offers vital analysis for people studying and working in civil society organizations, and for those concerned to reawaken the critical voices and independent spaces that could challenge the growing inequalities and failures of current social systems.
UCL Institute of Education Press; May 2017
- ISBN: 9781858568164
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- Title: Civil Society Organizations in Turbulent Times
- Author: Linda Milbourne (ed.); Ursula Murray (ed.); Cate Evans (contrib.); Truly Johnston (contrib.); Alexandra Molano-Avilan (contrib.); Antony Moore (contrib.); Wale Olulana (contrib.); Rachel Potts (contrib.); Dawn Thorpe (contrib.); Palmela Witter (contrib.)
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