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Community Groups in Context

Edited by Angus McCabe [[missing key: and]] Jenny Phillimore

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2017 | ISBN: 9781447327776
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9781447327806 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.001.0001
Community Groups in Context

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All change? Surviving below the radar: community groups and activities in hard times

Edited by Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 6784 words.

This chapter critically examines what has changed, and not changed, for below the radar community groups. It highlights the changing fortunes of the idea of community, and the roles...

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‘Almost a whisper’: black and minority ethnic community groups’ voice and influence

Edited by Phil Ware.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 6581 words.

The chapter is an examination of the voice and influence of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community groups in rural and urban areas of England using primary research to analyse the...

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Are we different? Claims for distinctiveness in voluntary and community action

Edited by Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 6972 words.

Below the radar’ has become a short-hand term for small community groups who are either not registered with the Charity Commission or other regulatory bodies and/or lack a regular,...

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Authentic and legitimate? The emotional role of ‘grassroots’ community activists in policymaking

Edited by Rosie Anderson.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 6901 words.

This chapter examines the different understandings of the emotional role played by ‘grassroots’ participants in policy-making, while also considering the relationship between emotion,...

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Below the radar? Community groups and activities in context

Edited by Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 6890 words.

This chapter introduces the concept of ‘below the radar’ community groups. The term is defined as a means of understanding small scale, informal, civil society actions and how these relate...

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Community as policy: reflections on community engagement, empowerment and social action in a changing policy context

Edited by Angus McCabe.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 6974 words.

This chapter explores the debates about 'below the radar' (BTR) community groups and their assumed role in delivering a range of policy agendas from democratic renewal through to community...

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Conclusion: thinking back and looking forward

Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 3836 words.

This concluding chapter reflects on the current state of ‘below the radar’ community groups and calls for further research to be done in this under-explored area. It consolidates the book’s...

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Getting below the radar: micro-mapping ‘hidden’ community activity

Edited by Andri Soteri-Proctor.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 6921 words.

This chapter presents the concept of micro-mapping. This is a technique of identifying ‘hidden’ community groups: those that do not appear on the official lists of regulators, sector...

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Introduction

Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 1437 words.

There is a growing body of literature on the voluntary, or third, sector (Milbourne, 2013). Equally, there is a long tradition of research into communities, stretching back in the UK to the...

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Is there a black and minority ethnic third sector in the UK?

Edited by Lucy Mayblin.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 8322 words.

Can the BME third sector be considered a distinctive sector in its own right? Contributing towards building a foundation of knowledge on the black minority ethnic (BME) third sector, this...

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Learning to sustain social action

Edited by Jenny Phillimore and Angus McCabe.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 6906 words.

There is a growing interest in social networks and the potential that exploring them brings to understanding development and change in communities. Equally, there has been, until recently,...

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Lost to austerity, lost in austerity: rethinking the community sector in Ireland

Edited by Niall Crowley.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 7265 words.

The community sector is going through a period of crisis. Its funding is at risk, its voice is ignored, and its role is increasingly demarcated by the state. This crisis is being...

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‘More than a refugee community organisation’: a study of African migrant associations in Glasgow

Edited by Teresa Piacentini.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 6921 words.

This chapter explores processes of change and development within African migrant, asylum seeker and refugee-led associations in Glasgow from 2004 onwards.In a shift away from social capital...

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The UK Gypsy, Traveller and Roma third sector: a Gypsy industry or route to empowerment?

Andrew Ryder.

Edited by Sarah Cemlyn.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 7373 words.

The chapter analyses the historical and contemporary condition of the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma (GTR) civil society movement, its strengths, achievements, threats and pitfalls and the...

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Understanding grassroots arts groups and practices in communities

Hilary Ramsden, Jane Milling and Robin Simpson.

in Community Groups in Context

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations. 7655 words.

This chapter builds on ideas and findings from research conducted to consider the distinctive elements of grassroots arts activities in communities. It highlights the current critical...

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