Community Self-Help in Visions of Future Political Organisation

  • Danny Burns
  • Colin C. Williams
  • Jan Windebank


In this book, we have shown that with the exception of much of the old left, there is widespread support across the political spectrum for the cultivation of some version of community self-help. But significant differences exist in what activity is supported, why it is supported, who should be encouraged to engage in such activity and the role it is seen to play in work and welfare provision. In this concluding chapter we start by pulling together these threads and analysing how community self-help is conceptualised in alternative visions of the future.


Civil Society Welfare State Welfare Provision Mixed Economy Alternative Vision 
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© Danny Burns, Colin C. Williams and Jan Windebank 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Danny Burns
    • 1
  • Colin C. Williams
    • 2
  • Jan Windebank
    • 3
  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandUK
  2. 2.University of LeicesterUK
  3. 3.University of SheffieldUK

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