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A Historical Guide to NGOs in Britain

Charities, Civil Society and the Voluntary Sector since 1945

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Matthew Hilton, Nick Crowson, Jean-François Mouhot, James McKay
    Pages 1-11
  3. Matthew Hilton, Nick Crowson, Jean-François Mouhot, James McKay
    Pages 12-32
  4. Matthew Hilton, Nick Crowson, Jean-François Mouhot, James McKay
    Pages 33-78
  5. Matthew Hilton, Nick Crowson, Jean-François Mouhot, James McKay
    Pages 79-265
  6. Matthew Hilton, Nick Crowson, Jean-François Mouhot, James McKay
    Pages 266-282
  7. Matthew Hilton, Nick Crowson, Jean-François Mouhot, James McKay
    Pages 283-298
  8. Matthew Hilton, Nick Crowson, Jean-François Mouhot, James McKay
    Pages 299-317
  9. Matthew Hilton, Nick Crowson, Jean-François Mouhot, James McKay
    Pages 318-346
  10. Matthew Hilton, Nick Crowson, Jean-François Mouhot, James McKay
    Pages 347-357
  11. Matthew Hilton, Nick Crowson, Jean-François Mouhot, James McKay
    Pages 358-382
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 383-399

About this book

Introduction

Aiming to furnish the reader with the historical data to engage with the debates surrounding the Cameron government's 'Big Society' and civil society, this book gives the reader a greater and more informed historical consciousness of how the NGO sector has grown and influenced.

Keywords

Britain consciousness Great Britain growth Julia Margaret Cameron organization play society

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.Georgetown University & Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences SocialParisFrance

About the authors

MATTHEW HILTON Professor of Social History at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of Smoking in British Popular Culture (Manchester, 2000), Consumerism in Twentieth-Century Britain (Cambridge, 2003), and Prosperity for All: Consumer Activism in an Era of Globalisation (Cornell, 2009). Most recently, he is the joint author, with Nicholas Crowson, Jean-Francois Mouhot & James McKay, of The Politics of Expertise: How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain (Oxford, 2012). 

NICK CROWSON Reader in Contemporary British History at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of Facing Fascism: The Conservative Party and the European Dictators 1935-40 (London, 1997), The Conservative Party and European Integration since 1945: At the Heart of Europe? (Abingdon, 2006), and Britain and Europe: A Political History since 1918 (Abingdon, 2010). Most recently, he is the joint author, with Matthew Hilton, Jean-Francois Mouhot & James McKay, of The Politics of Expertise: How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain (Oxford, 2012).

JAMES MCKAY Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the co-editor of two volumes on NGOs and the voluntary sector: with Matthew Hilton and Nick Crowson, NGOs in Contemporary Britain: Non-state Actors in Society and Politics since 1945 (Palgrave, 2009); and, with Matthew Hilton, The Ages of Voluntarism: How We Got to the Big Society (Oxford, 2011). Along with Matthew Hilton, Nicholas Crowson and Jean-Francois Mouhot, he is the co-author of The Politics of Expertise: How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain(Oxford, 2012). 

JEAN-FRANCOIS MOUHOT was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK, until May 2011. He is currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow at Georgetown University and the EHESS in Paris. He is the author of Les Réfugiés acadiens en France (1758-1785): l'impossible réintégration? (Québec: Septentrion, 2009), Des Esclaves Energétiques: Réflexions sur le changement climatique (Seysel, Champ Vallon, 2011) and co-editor (with Charles-François Mathis) of Une Protection de l'Environnement à la Française? (XIXe-XXe siècles) (Seysel: Champ Vallon, forthcoming 2012). Most recently, he is the joint author, with Matthew Hilton Nicholas Crowson, & James McKay, of The Politics of Expertise: How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain (Oxford, 2012).

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Reviews

'The wealth of statistical data and extensive descriptions of activities make this a useful work for anyone interested in an overview of NGOs in Britain.' - Recommended by Choice