[Review] Nick Crowson, Matthew Hilton and James McKay, ed. (2009) NGOs in contemporary Britain: non-state actors in society and politics since 1945

Robinson, Lucy (2010) [Review] Nick Crowson, Matthew Hilton and James McKay, ed. (2009) NGOs in contemporary Britain: non-state actors in society and politics since 1945. Economic History Review, 63 (2). pp. 548-549. ISSN 0013-0117

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Abstract

At the time of NGOs in contemporary Britain going to press, there were 170,000 charities registered in Britain that encompass a paid workforce of 600,000 (p. 2). However, as the editors note, this area has hitherto been little covered by historians. It is one that clearly matters, not just because of the power of the lobbyists and their impact on legislation, but because the rise of NGOs measures changes in individual and collective social and political aspirations. NGOs in contemporary Britain brings together a fascinating collection of case studies through which to contextualize changing understanding of what constitutes political activism. For example, it allows us to put the continuing fall in voter turn-out figures, particularly at the younger end of the potential electorate, into a much more thoughtful and historical context.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2012 11:02
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 12:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/40843
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