By Nick Crowson , Jean-Francois Mouhot , James McKay Matthew Hilton
Aiming to provide the reader with the historic info to have interaction with the debates surrounding the Cameron government's 'Big Society' and civil society, this ebook provides the reader a better and extra educated ancient realization of the way the NGO zone has grown and stimulated.
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8). 8: What is civil society? ‘Civil society refers to the arena of un-coerced collective action around shared interests, purposes and values. In theory, its institutional forms are distinct from those of the state, family and market, though in practice, the boundaries between state, civil society, family and market are often complex, blurred and negotiated. Civil society commonly embraces a diversity of spaces, actors and institutional forms, varying in their degree of formality, autonomy and power.
What has become increasingly apparent is that the model of civic participation provided by, for instance, the Women’s Institute, has been replaced by one in which large-scale NGOs have emerged that rely less on the face-to-face interaction of members. The issues surrounding such a change will be explored in later chapters. For now it is sufﬁcient to note that whatever the implications of the emergence of new forms of organisation, it has at least created a massively expanded sector. 11: Total membership of various organisations arranged by category, 1951–2009 Sources: Aggregate data based on Social Trends (various years), the organisations concerned, and many other sources.
Sources: Social Trends (various years); Annual reports and accounts, organisations concerned. 7: Trade union membership, 1892–2008 Source: James Achur, Trade Union Membership 2009 (London, 2010), p. 10. uk/policies/employment-matters/research/ trade-union-stats. Sources originally from Labour Force Survey, Ofﬁce for National Statistics; Department for Employment (1892–1974); Certiﬁcation Ofﬁce (1974, 2007/08). C. Bourdillon, Voluntary Social Services: Their Place in the Modern State (London, 1945), p.