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Big society: a concept in pursuit of a definition

Big society: a concept in pursuit of a definition Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the conceptual and policy underpinnings of the UK Government's “Big Society” programme. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses secondary research: a review and analysis of published sources – official and unofficial. Findings – The “Big Society” concept is unclear but seems more focused upon extending the principle of markets than increasing community cohesion. This may do little to encourage the shared endeavour which is known to be necessary for service integration focused on individuals. Co‐production would be a better concept to underpin the Big Society. Originality/value – There have been few attempts to undertake a broad analysis of the Big Society idea and critically explore the whole programme. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Integrated Care Emerald Publishing

Big society: a concept in pursuit of a definition

Journal of Integrated Care , Volume 19 (5): 8 – Oct 10, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1476-9018
DOI
10.1108/14769011111176716
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the conceptual and policy underpinnings of the UK Government's “Big Society” programme. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses secondary research: a review and analysis of published sources – official and unofficial. Findings – The “Big Society” concept is unclear but seems more focused upon extending the principle of markets than increasing community cohesion. This may do little to encourage the shared endeavour which is known to be necessary for service integration focused on individuals. Co‐production would be a better concept to underpin the Big Society. Originality/value – There have been few attempts to undertake a broad analysis of the Big Society idea and critically explore the whole programme.

Journal

Journal of Integrated CareEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 10, 2011

Keywords: Big society; Empowering communities; Public services; Social action; Policy implementation; Fragmentation; Integration; Strategic planning; Government policy

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