Monthly Archives: December 2010

Revealing critical alternatives

Our blog was formally launched yesterday during our “Making a Difference: Generating Impact from your Research” seminar. The day was based around a discussion of impact, which revealed the tensions between a neoliberal view of the commodification of research driven … Continue reading

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The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Local Government and Public Services

The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Local Government and Public Services, by Jo Richardson. The framework for public local service delivery and governance has shifted dramatically in recent years; this is in light of the recession and ensuing financial … Continue reading

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Big Society: Learning the Lessons from Hull

Prepared by: Dr Tim Brown, Director, Centre For Comparative Housing Research, De Montfort University, and Vanessa Walker, Director of Practice, Institute of Community Cohesion, Coventry University. There are many soundbites and much rhetoric on the ‘big society’. Organisations as varied … Continue reading

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On new mutualism

A recent funding annoucement by the Cabinet Office Minister, Francis Maude, has reinforced the Coalition Government’s commitment to give public sector workers they right to take over the services they deliver, by forming employee owned co-operatives and mutuals. http://www.socialenterpriselive.com/section/news/public-services/20101117/all-frontline-staff-given-right-run-services Mark … Continue reading

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