In the UK today, the current Coalition Government is championing what it calls the Big Society. Yet the authors of this occasional Paper argue that this overall concept is not widely understood, even amongst inhabitants of the Westminster village.
In this personal contribution, they acknowledge that some of the rationale put forward in favor of the Big Society is unhelpful. They also argue that the ideas behind the Big Society have many valuable attributes and that, especially at a time of such eye-wateringly tight public finance settlements, the concept would benefit from clarifying and reinvigorating. The authors identify 10 steps that could be taken, by Government and by individuals, businesses and civil society, to achieve this.
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