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Rhetorics of Welfare

Uncertainty, Choice and Voluntary Associations

  • Kevin M. Brown
  • Susan Kenny
  • Bryan S. Turner
  • John K. Prince

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Towards a Theory of Participatory Citizenship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kevin M. Brown, Susan Kenny, Bryan S. Turner, John K. Prince
      Pages 3-24
    3. Kevin M. Brown, Susan Kenny, Bryan S. Turner, John K. Prince
      Pages 25-49
    4. Kevin M. Brown, Susan Kenny, Bryan S. Turner, John K. Prince
      Pages 50-66
  3. Analysing Voluntary Associations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Kevin M. Brown, Susan Kenny, Bryan S. Turner, John K. Prince
      Pages 69-94
    3. Kevin M. Brown, Susan Kenny, Bryan S. Turner, John K. Prince
      Pages 95-116
    4. Kevin M. Brown, Susan Kenny, Bryan S. Turner, John K. Prince
      Pages 117-130
    5. Kevin M. Brown, Susan Kenny, Bryan S. Turner, John K. Prince
      Pages 131-183
  4. The Search for Active Citizenship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Kevin M. Brown, Susan Kenny, Bryan S. Turner, John K. Prince
      Pages 187-200
    3. Kevin M. Brown, Susan Kenny, Bryan S. Turner, John K. Prince
      Pages 201-214
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-237

About this book

Introduction

The book explores comparatively the role of non-profit organizations in conditions of social and economic change. The focus of the study is an investigation of the proposition that non-profit organizations provide sites and processes for enhancing active citizenship, invigorating the public sphere and extending political participation. The study explores the economic constraints on voluntary associations and argues that they can function as 'schools of democracy'. This book is the first national study of the third-sector in Australia, but its conclusions have a general relevance to deregulated welfare societies in Europe and North America.

Keywords

capital Civil society democracy Europe organization organizations participation political participation rhetoric social capital

Authors and affiliations

  • Kevin M. Brown
    • 1
  • Susan Kenny
    • 2
  • Bryan S. Turner
    • 3
  • John K. Prince
    • 2
  1. 1.Deakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Social InquiryDeakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Cambridge UniversityUK

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