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“Organisations for brotherly aid in misfortune”: Beveridge and the friendly societies

Weinbren, Daniel (2011). “Organisations for brotherly aid in misfortune”: Beveridge and the friendly societies. In: Oppenheimer, Melanie and Deakin, Nicholas eds. Beveridge and voluntary action in Britain and the wider British world. Manchester, U.K.: Manchester University Press, pp. 51–65.

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Abstract

The relationship between the state and the voluntary sector has changed significantly since 1948 when Beveridge’s major report, Voluntary Action, was first published. Sixty years later, a group of historians analyse and reassess the impact of Beveridge’s ideas about voluntary action for social advance in this timely volume. Using examples from the UK, Australasia and Canada, this book clearly articulates the importance and significance of Beveridge's ideas on voluntary action within an international context.

With the emphasis of governments on the importance of the voluntary or 'third sector' and the development of policies and practices to enhance social capital, build civil society and engage communities, this book will be invaluable for those interested in how the third sector has evolved over time. It will be of interest to historians, social policy researchers, political theorists, economists and educationalists.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Author
ISBN: 0-7190-8381-8, 978-0-7190-8381-5
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 21295
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 10 May 2010 14:00
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2013 22:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21295
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