Measuring big society


Principal Investigator: Professor Richard Mitchell (University of Glasgow)
Co-investigators: Dr. Liz Twig, Professor Jamie Pearce
Collaborators: DCLG; The Big Society Network; Volunteering Scotland; TimeBank
Duration: 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. The aim of the Measuring Big Society project is to create a ‘blueprint’ for measuring Big Society, and its progress, in local areas across the UK.