The “Big Society” and legal paradoxes

James Hand, Pat Feast

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Abstract

The core themes of the big society have been summarised as ‘empowering communities, redistributing power and promoting a culture of volunteering’ (Kisby, The Big Society: Power to the People? The Political Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 4, 484). It can be seen to varying extents in such policies as neighbourhood planning, ‘free schools’ and reform to the vetting and barring system. As the Prime Minister has noted it ‘isn’t one single policy that is being sort of rolled out across the country...[but] a whole stream of things’ in the form of an overarching mission (https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pms-speech-on-bigsociety).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-27
JournalAmicus Curiae
Issue number97
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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