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Troubling Tales free pdf Despite the growing significance of the voluntary sector in political planning, and despite increased research into the size, shape and structure of this sector, we still know little about its everyday dynamics. Drawing on detailed case study research into eight organizations in the UK in 1999, this work seeks to fill this gap, providing an account of the working of voluntary sector organizations. It identifies eight key dilemmas of voluntary action and explores how these are experienced and managed within particular organizations. In addressing these issues through practitioners' voices, it highlights the human perspective on policy and practice. The report hopes to improve understanding of how voluntary organizations are structured and evolve, and how they respond to, or resist, opportunities and constraints. Issues covered include: the infrastructure of small- and medium-sized voluntary organizations, and how they achieve much with little- the values and dilemmas of volunteering- the dilemmas of strategic planning- and the issues and tensions associated with external agencies and partnership working.

About Pete Alcock

Duncan W. Scott, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Manchester, Pete Alcock, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Birmingham, Lynne Russell, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Manchester and Rob Macmillan, Department of Geography, University of Durham

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Author : Pete Alcock
Publisher : Policy Press
Data Published : 24 May 2000
ISBN : 1861342330
EAN : 9781861342331
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 64 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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