Tag Archives: Big Society

A civic recovery? Or a graph of er… something-or-other.

Last year, I bought a copy of Political Participation in Britain (Paul Whiteley, 2012).  On page 86 there is a graph (bear with me…) of responses to one of the questions from the British Election Study Continuous Monitoring Survey.  This … Continue reading

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“…part of what I call the Big Society…”

The Prime Minister has gone and brought it up again.  I confess that I’m a little slow off the mark, and this is actually from before Christmas (thank you to George Disney for pointing it out to me) but I … Continue reading

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How many sessions on the Big Society does it take to fill a conference?

One of the many joys of the Big Society is the lovely way it lends itself to any number of sets of paired opposites.  Today at the Social Policy Association Conference, I listened to  market liberalism vs. social value (Pete … Continue reading

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Not exactly blogging the SPA conference…

As a freshly established blogger, I had in mind to try my hand at ‘blogging a conference’ (the Social Policy Association Conference, to be precise).  I think a laptop the size of a planet may not be the best tool, … Continue reading

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A glimpse of what might have been

A fascinating seminar today on the Big Society – presented by Pete Alcock and Bernard Harris.  It made me think about what I would have been doing if I hadn’t e-mailed John Mohan and been sold on the idea of quantitative … Continue reading

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