SURVEY on ‘Big Society': Tell us what you think

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We are moving into a new phase of our Public Service program.

As part of this we are researching ‘Big Society’ – a set of public sector reforms that redefine the role of public, community and corporate sector organisations in the provision of community services. ‘Big Society’ originated in the UK and we are interested in hearing about what you know and think about it.

The survey only takes minutes to complete and your responses will help inform and guide our research.

Click here to help us out with your ideas.

One Response to “SURVEY on ‘Big Society': Tell us what you think”

  1. Liz Stewart

    The Big Society initiative in the UK does NOT mean “a set of public sector reforms that redefine the role of public, community and corporate sector organisations in the provision of community services.” This is a flawed understanding of the UK initiative, which is about strengthening civil society – community and social relationships outside the public and private sectors. The UK debate is how to strengthen civil society, and how government policy and processes should be changed to achieve this goal. It is fundamentally not about community service provision, though community services delivery can be done in ways which either strengthen or weaken civil society. Much of the UK welfare state tradtition is now accepted to have weakend mutuality, social capital and community over the last 60 years, which is why there is a debate taking place there.

    Your summary of it, I’m afraid, reveals not a lot of knowledge about it.

    Liz Stewart

    The Big Society

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