It is possible to deliberately set out to foster stronger communities, and increasingly that needs to be part of Community Politics. … Read the full post »
The Big Society was briefly a popular concept during David Cameron‘s time as Conservative Party leader.
However, it never really took off into government policy after he became Prime Minister in 2010.
As The Theory & Practice of Community Politics, the seminal 1980 pamphlet from Bernard Greaves and Gordon Lishman puts it, community politics “is about people”. … Read the full post »
Well that is a bit cheeky of Google to suggest… … Read the full post »
Conservative MP Jesse Norman’s book, The Big Society, is certainly not uncontroversial, but it makes a sufficiently strong and clear case for a ‘Big Society’ approach to governing to have received favourable comments from across the political spectrum. … Read the full post »
In February I carried the news that Liberal Democrat peer Lord (Chris) Rennard is chairing the Commission on the Big Society. … Read the full post »
After an all-night sitting in the Lords, Chris Rennard tells Third Sector how his group hopes to pin down some practical measures for building the big society. … Read the full post »
David Cameron’s recent speech laying out his vision of the Big Society provides a yardstick to judge it against traditional Liberal Democrat (and before that Liberal) beliefs in community politics. … Read the full post »
At the time David Cameron started talking about the Big Society, the concept struck me as a mix of traditional community politics and vagueness. … Read the full post »