DEBATE: A Big Society needs an active state

 

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DEBATE: A Big Society needs an active state

Helen Sullivan

The state has become unfashionable again in the United Kingdom (UK). Following a brief flirtation with it as an agent for good under New Labour, the current financial crisis and the ideological preferences of the coalition government mean that the state is now regarded at best as an outmoded way of meeting needs, and at worst a block to citizen action, business entrepreneurship and efficient service delivery… Read the rest of this article by downloading the pdf (free).

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