Connectivity and conflict in periods of austerity: What do we know about the middle class political activism and its effects on public services?
Principal Investigator: Annette Hastings (Glasgow University)
Our project was a scoping review of middle class community activism – research evidence of the taken-for-granted fact that the middle classes shout louder and get more. Our review identified four causal mechanisms that explain how and why the middle classes benefit disproportionately from the state as individuals and as community groups of activists. Read more
Principal Investigator: Professor Richard Mitchell (University of Glasgow)
From 2010 to 2011
Big Society is a core element of the coalition government’s policy and ideology. It is not easy to define, but in essence a Big Society is one in which citizens and communities take a vastly increased role in managing shaping and delivering public services and the social and physical infrastructure of society. Read more
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