A Historical Guide to NGOs in Britain

Charities, Civil Society and the Voluntary Sector since 1945

Authors: Hilton, M., Crowson, N., Mouhot, J., McKay, J.

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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.

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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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'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


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Historical Guide to NGOs in Britain
Book Subtitle
Charities, Civil Society and the Voluntary Sector since 1945
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02902-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137029027
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30444-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33859-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 399
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