New 'New Localism' or Emperor's New Clothes: Diverging local social policies and state-voluntary sector relations in an era of localism

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Abstract

This paper aims to examine what the policy, practice and academic implications are of England becoming a container of diverse social policies as a result of the implementation of policies of localism. Through a case study of Greater Manchester (GM), it addresses the implications for the local voluntary sector. GM is a key example of an ambitious local public sector assemblage that is attempting complex, large-scale policy implementation in the context of greater devolution.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-91
Number of pages10
JournalVoluntary Sector Review
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Keywords

  • devolution, governance, localism, voluntary organisations