Landscapes of Voluntarism: New Spaces of Health, Welfare and Governance

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Christine Milligan, David Conradson
Policy Press, 2011 - Political Science - 304 pages
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The appeal of voluntary action as a solution to growing welfare needs in advanced capitalist countries raises important questions about the social impacts and spatial equity of such provision. For the first time, these issues are addressed within a single book. Landscapes of Voluntarism explores the complex relationship between voluntary action, society, and space. The book brings together a collection of new and innovative work by researchers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UKsettings where issues of voluntarism and participation have become increasingly important for the development and delivery of social welfare policy. The chapters explore the interactions between voluntarism and a range of issues including governance, health, community action, faith, ethnicity, counselling, advocacy, and professionalization.
 

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Contents

the voluntary turn?
1
TWO A new institutional fix? The community turn and the changing role of the voluntary sector
15
THREE Renewal or relocation? Social welfare voluntarism and the city
33
FOUR Voluntarism and new forms of governance in rural communities
53
mental health primary care and public health in New Zealand
73
caught in the Act?
91
reforming health organisations in New Zealands third sector
115
the place of voluntary sector care homes for older Jewish people in the United Kingdom
135
whose agenda?
173
bringing advocacy back in
191
TWELVE Developing voluntary community spaces and Ethnicity in Sydney Australia
209
workplaces or domestic spaces?
231
FOURTEEN The changing landscape of voluntary sector counselling in Scotland
247
a multilevel investigation of geographical variations in voluntary action
267
SIXTEEN Reflections on landscapes of voluntarism
285
Index
295

Christian social service organisations in New Zealand
153

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Christine Milligan is associate dean in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and a senior lecturer in Health Research at Lancaster University, UK. David Conradson is a senior lecturer in human geography at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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