By Nick Crowson , Jean-Francois Mouhot , James McKay Matthew Hilton
Aiming to provide the reader with the historic facts to have interaction with the debates surrounding the Cameron government's 'Big Society' and civil society, this ebook supplies the reader a better and extra proficient historic awareness of the way the NGO zone has grown and prompted.
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Sources: Nick Crowson, The Longman Companion to the Conservative Party since 1830 (London, 2001), p. pdf. Such trends are related to more general declines in the forms of associational life that had formed the bedrock of civic participation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 6). 7). However, decline has been matched by growth elsewhere. The most obvious overall trend is one of the massive expansion in the number of NGOs, charities and voluntary associations since the end of the Second World War.
In 2006, an Ofﬁce of the Third Sector was established in the Cabinet Ofﬁce. It rationalised previous institutional reforms, such as the Active Community Unit, the Civil Renewal Unit and the Social Enterprise Unit; it also complemented the signiﬁcant funding and capacity-building programmes delivered by that government, as well as other legal and institutional changes such as the 1 Paul Byrne, Social Movements in Britain (Abingdon, 1997), p. 13. 8 A Historical Guide to NGOs in Britain 2006 Charities Act, and the introduction of the Compact.
That, thankfully, is a constant. What changes is how we as a society think of them, what we call them, and how we analyse, regulate and classify them. The varied terminology can be bewildering to a newcomer – charities, voluntary groups, pressure groups, new social movements, non-governmental organisations, the third sector, civil society, the Big Society – the list goes on and on. Providing precise deﬁnitions for what sorts of organisations these labels embrace (and exclude) has, moreover, been recognised by many as a hopeless task.