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Reflections on landscapes of voluntarism

David Conradson and Christine Milligan

in Landscapes of voluntarism

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346322
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302650 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346322.003.0016
Reflections on landscapes of voluntarism

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This book aims to draw out a research shaped by geographical perspectives and to demonstrate what this approach might bring to the work conducted within disciplines such as sociology, social policy, and political science. The conclusion reflects on the works of contributors as a means of responding to two main questions. Firstly, what do the chapters indicate about a geographical approach to voluntarism? Secondly, what does this geographically inflected research reveal about contemporary landscapes of voluntarism? The contributors have examined the nature and dynamics of organisational environments within voluntary agencies, considering the interactions between staff, volunteers, and service users in both service settings and organisational ‘back regions’.

Keywords: voluntarism; geographical perspective; sociology; social policy; political science; back regions

Chapter.  3942 words. 

Subjects: Organizations

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