A Historical Guide to NGOs in Britain: Charities, Civil Society and the Voluntary Sector Since 1945

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 20, 2012 - History - 399 pages
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Aiming to furnish the reader with the historical data to engage with the debates surrounding the Cameron government's 'Big Society' and civil society, this book gives the reader a greater and more informed historical consciousness of how the NGO sector has grown and influenced. 

 

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Contents

1 Definitions
1
2 The Scale and Growth of NGOs Charities and Voluntary Organisations
12
3 Key Sectors Profiles Since 1945
33
4 Leading Campaign Groups and NGOs in the UK
79
5 Key Players
266
6 Membership and Volunteering
283
7 NGO Income Streams and Giving
299
8 The Impact of NGOs
318
9 Governance and Professionalism
347
10 International Comparisons
358
Index
383
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MATTHEW HILTON Professor of Social History at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of Smoking in British Popular Culture (Manchester, 2000), Consumerism in Twentieth-Century Britain (Cambridge, 2003), and Prosperity for All: Consumer Activism in an Era of Globalisation (Cornell, 2009). Most recently, he is the joint author, with Nicholas Crowson, Jean-Francois Mouhot & James McKay, of The Politics of Expertise: How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain (Oxford, 2012).

NICK CROWSON Reader in Contemporary British History at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of Facing Fascism: The Conservative Party and the European Dictators 1935-40 (London, 1997), The Conservative Party and European Integration since 1945: At the Heart of Europe? (Abingdon, 2006), and Britain and Europe: A Political History since 1918 (Abingdon, 2010). Most recently, he is the joint author, with Matthew Hilton, Jean-Francois Mouhot & James McKay, of The Politics of Expertise: How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain (Oxford, 2012).

JAMES MCKAY Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the co-editor of two volumes on NGOs and the voluntary sector: with Matthew Hilton and Nick Crowson, NGOs in Contemporary Britain: Non-state Actors in Society and Politics since 1945 (Palgrave, 2009); and, with Matthew Hilton, The Ages of Voluntarism: How We Got to the Big Society (Oxford, 2011). Along with Matthew Hilton, Nicholas Crowson and Jean-Francois Mouhot, he is the co-author of The Politics of Expertise: How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain (Oxford, 2012).

JEAN-FRANCOIS MOUHOT was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK,until May 2011. He is currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow at Georgetown University and the EHESS in Paris. He is the author of Les R fugi s acadiens en France (1758-1785): l'impossible r int gration? (Qu bec: Septentrion, 2009), Des Esclaves Energ tiques: R flexions sur le changement climatique (Seysel, Champ Vallon, 2011) and co-editor (with Charles-Fran ois Mathis) of Une Protection de l'Environnement la Fran aise? (XIXe-XXe si cles) (Seysel: Champ Vallon, forthcoming 2012). Most recently, he is the joint author, with Matthew Hilton Nicholas Crowson, & James McKay, of The Politics of Expertise: How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain (Oxford, 2012).

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