Transformational Moments in Social Welfare: What Role for Voluntary Action?

Brewis, Georgina, Ellis Paine, Angela, Hardill, Irene, Lindsey, Rose and Macmillan, Rob (2021) Transformational Moments in Social Welfare: What Role for Voluntary Action? Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 9781447357230, 9781447357209, 9781447357216

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During the consolidation of the welfare state in the 1940s, and its reshaping in the 2010s, the boundaries between the state, voluntary action, the family and the market were called into question.

This interdisciplinary book explores the impact of these ‘transformational moments’ on the role, position and contribution of voluntary action to social welfare. It considers how different narratives have been constructed, articulated and contested by public, political and voluntary sector actors, making comparisons within and across the 1940s and 2010s.

With a unique analysis of recent and historical material, this important book illuminates contemporary debates about voluntary action and welfare.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Funding information: The project and this book would not have been possible without this wider collaborative support, nor without funding from the ESRC (grant reference ES/N018249/1) to whom we are extremely grateful.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Context, Voluntary Action, Social Welfare, Strategic Narratives, Transformational Moments
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2021 15:05
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021 16:36

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