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‘Big Society’: over before it begins?

In the last week, three incidents have highlighted the precarious state of the Tory-led Coalition government’s aspiration for the ‘Big Society’: First, Lord Wei – a life peer with an unpaid role in the Cabinet Office as ‘Big Society Tsar’ … Continue reading

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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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