Landscapes of Voluntarism

New Spaces of Health, Welfare and Governance

Edited by Christine Milligan and David Conradson

Landscapes of Voluntarism

Edited by Christine Milligan and David Conradson

Distributed for Bristol University Press

304 pages | © 2011
Paper $47.95 ISBN: 9781847429063 Published June 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $76.00 ISBN: 9781861346322 Published June 2006 For sale in North and South America only

Landscapes of Voluntarism collects new and innovative work by researchers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom—sites where voluntarism has become increasingly important in the development and delivery of social welfare policy. With a preface by one of the foremost geographers in the field, this book features empirical and theoretical work from both emerging and well-established scholars. These contributors explore the interactions between voluntarism and a range of issues including governance, health, community action, faith, ethnicity, counselling, and professionalization.

List of tables, figures, maps and plates
Notes on contributors
Foreword: Beyond the shadow state?
      Jennifer Wolch

1. Contemporary landscapes of welfare: the ’voluntary turn’?
      Christine Milligan and David Conradson
2. A ’new institutional fix’? The ’community turn’ and the changing role of the voluntary sector
      Rob Macmillan and Alan Townsend
3. Renewal or relocation? Social welfare, voluntarism and the city
      Christine Milligan and Nicholas R. Fyfe
4. Voluntarism and new forms of governance in rural communities
      Bill Edwards and Michael Woods
5. New times, new relationships: mental health, primary care and public health in New Zealand
      Pauline Barnett and J. Ross Barnett
6. Informal and voluntary care in Canada: caught in the Act?
      Mark W. Skinner and Mark W. Rosenberg
7. Competition, adaptation and resistance: (re)forming health organisations in New Zealand’s third sector
      Susan Owen and Robin Kearns
8. The difference of voluntarism: the place of voluntary sector care homes for older Jewish people in the United Kingdom
      Oliver Valins
9. Values, practices and strategic divestment: Christian social service organisations in New Zealand
      David Conradson
10. Faith-based organisations and welfare provision in Northern Ireland and North America: whose agenda?
      Derek Bacon
11. Government restructuring and settlement agencies in Vancouver: bringing advocacy back in
      Gillian Creese
12. Developing voluntary community spaces and Ethnicity in Sydney, Australia
      Walter F. Lalich
13. The voluntary spaces of charity shops: workplaces or domestic spaces?
      Liz Parsons
14. The changing landscape of voluntary sector counselling in Scotland
      Liz Bondi
15. Volunteering, geography and welfare: a multilevel investigation of geographical variations in voluntary action
      John Mohan, Liz Twigg, Kelvyn Jones and Steve Barnard
16. Reflections on landscapes of voluntarism
      David Conradson and Christine Milligan

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