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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

Talking to social entrepreneurs and commissioners about contracts

Date: December 18 2013

Posted by: Anna Davies

“Do social enterprises have the right expertise, or is it just a nice bunch of people who all wish us well?” Housing association commissioner “Commissioners can accept [social enterprises] and think they’re great but if they’re still incentivised on what is the cheapest option, how will the situation ever change?” Employment social enterprise These were... Find out more

‘Slacktivism’ vs. thick and impactful civic participation

Date: June 26 2013

Posted by: Anna Davies

Earlier this year, Unicef in Sweden launched a new campaign with the tagline: “Like us on Facebook and we will vaccinate zero children against Polio”. It was accompanied by a video of a young actor playing a boy whose mother is sick explaining, “I think everything will be alright. Today Unicef Sweden has 177,000 likes... Find out more