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The intellectual roots of Big Society

Smith, Mark J. (2010). The intellectual roots of Big Society. In: Stott, Marina ed. The Big Society Challenge. Thetford, UK: Keystone Publications/Development Trusts Association (DTA)/BASSAC/Social Enterprise East of England/LankellyChase Foundation, pp. 27–35.

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Abstract

This chapter examines the role of different conservative traditions informing the Big Society policy shift, highlighting how Burkean and neo-liberal assumptions shape recent policy and how different combinations or mixes of assumptions can have distinctive outcomes. The chapter also considers its implications for rethinking the relationship between state and civil society through genuinely active partnerships as well as highlighting opportunities for progressive interpretations of the idea based on liberal and socialist assumptions.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 Mark J. Smith
ISBN: 0-9564398-3-7, 978-0-9564398-3-3
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 25841
Depositing User: Mark J. Smith
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2011 16:00
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/25841
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