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Civil society and the 'commanding heights' the civil economy: past, present, future

Paton, Rob and Spear, Roger (2010). Civil society and the 'commanding heights' the civil economy: past, present, future. The Carnegie UK Trust, Dunfermline.

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Civil society associations can run businesses and they can run organisations that aim to influence businesses. Together, these two sorts of association help to grow a civil economy. This paper, written for the Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland, reviews the history of the civil economy and looks ahead to how it may come to have a greater influence in the future.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2010 the Carnegie UK Trust
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Keywords: Civil society; co-operatives; social enterprises; credit unions; third sector; social movements; social economy; economic governance
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 20959
Depositing User: Rob Paton
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2010 10:46
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 20:28
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