Posts by Alan Walker & Steve Corbett

Alan Walker, Professor of Social Policy, University of Sheffield, and Steve Corbett, PhD student in the Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield

The ‘Big Society’, neoliberalism and the rediscovery of the ‘social’ in Britain

An alternative vision to the ‘Big Society’ is needed and should be based instead on genuinely democratic principles of equality and community Since 2010 the UK Coalition Government has been attempting to flesh out vague election promises to ‘empower communities’ by translating its ‘Big Society’ notion into policy. Its measures thus far include a ‘National Citizen Service’, which encourages children … Continue reading

8 March 2013 by Alan Walker & Steve Corbett
Categories: Inequality, Politics and policy, SPERI Comment, Welfare