The rise and fall of the Big Society in the UK

Fenwick, John and Gibbon, Jane (2017) The rise and fall of the Big Society in the UK. Public Money & Management, 37 (2). pp. 126-130. ISSN 0954-0962

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2016.1266162

Abstract

This article assesses the role of the Big Society within the complex pattern of UK service provision. It is argued that the relevance of the Big Society was transient and it has had little impact on practice. Reasons for this are located within the complexity of relationships between public, private and third sectors. Such complexity is a permanent feature of contemporary service provision in which the moment of the Big Society has now passed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Big Society, complexity, public service, third sector
Subjects: L200 Politics
N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Corporate and Executive Development
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 11:45
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 15:51
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/29500

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