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Beveridge and voluntary action in Britain and the wider British world /

By: Contributor(s): Publication details: Manchester, U.K. Manchester University Press 2011Description: vii, 195 pISBN:
  • 0719083818
  • 9780719083815
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 361.37 BEV
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Chapter 12. "After Beveridge: the state and voluntary action in Australia" by Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003- ) Contents: 1. Beveridge and voluntary action / Melanie Oppenheimer and Nicholas Deakin -- 2. Voluntarism, the state, and public-private partnerships in Beveridge's social thought / Josie Harris -- 3.'The night's insane dream of power' / William Beveridge on the uses and abuses of state power / Nicholas Deakin -- 4. The war and charity / Frank Prochaska -- 5. 'Organisations for brotherly aid in misfortune': Beveridge and the friendly societies / Dan Weinbren -- 6. Beveridge in the Antipodes: the 1948 tour / Melanie Oppenheimer -- 7. Voluntary politics: the sector's political function from Beveridge to Deakin / James McKay -- 8. Youth in action? British young people and voluntary service: 1958-1970 / Georgina Brewis -- 9. Voluntary action and the rural poor in the age of globalisation / Jill Roe -- 10. Voluntary Action in Britain since Beveridge / Pat Thane -- 11. Beveridge, the voluntary principle and New Zealand's 'Social Laboratory' / Margaret Tennant -- 12. After Beveridge: the state and voluntary action in Australia / Paul Smyth -- 13. The Great White North and Voluntary Action: Canada's relationship with Beveridge, social welfare, and social justice / Peter R. Elson Includes index Donated by Paul Smyth

"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." -- Publisher webpage

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