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A sea-change or a swamp? New spaces for voluntary sector engagement in governance in the UK

Wilkinson, Mick; Taylor, Marilyn; Craig, Gray; Parkes, Tessa; Warburton, Diane; Monro, Surya; Taylor, M et al

Authors

Mick Wilkinson

Marilyn Taylor

Gray Craig

Tessa Parkes

Diane Warburton

Surya Monro

M et al Taylor



Abstract

In recent years, the emphasis of the New Labour government on partnership and civil renewal has opened up new govemance spaces in the UK. These spaces have provided new opportunities for voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) but also posed new dilemmas. This article draws on research into the role of these organisations in the policy process, exploring how open the new spaces are, who is engaged in them and what scope for influence they offer. It concludes that, while there is room for optimism, operating in these new spaces can be risky and challenging. It welcomes the growing dialogue between North and South and the resource that this offers for negotiating the challenges they pose.

Citation

Monro, S., Warburton, D., Parkes, T., Craig, G., Taylor, M., Wilkinson, M., & Taylor, M. E. A. (2004). A sea-change or a swamp? New spaces for voluntary sector engagement in governance in the UK. IDS Bulletin, 35(2), 67-75. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1759-5436.2004.tb00123.x

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2004
Journal IDS Bulletin
Print ISSN 0265-5012
Publisher Institute of Development Studies
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 2
Pages 67-75
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1759-5436.2004.tb00123.x
Keywords voluntary sector, engagement, governance, UK
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1061472
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1759-5436.2004.tb00123.x

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