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Spirit of ’45 – A review

The special launch screening of Director Ken Loach’s new film “Spirit of ‘45” was sold out at my local cinema, but this weekend I eventually made it along to watch this documentary charting the creation of the British welfare state.  … Continue reading

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Review: The Ages of Voluntarism – How We Got to the Big Society

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George Campbell Gosling, Oxford Brookes University In recent decades, the history of voluntarism has moved from being a footnote for social historians to a burgeoning and dynamic area in its own right. Offering evidence that the relationship between history and … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Housing and Britain’s ‘New’ Co-Operatives in the 1960s

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Glen O’Hara, Oxford Brookes University The following is an edited extract from Glen O’Hara, Governing Post-War Britain: Paradoxes of Progress, 1951-1973, which was published this month by Palgrave Macmillan. International policy transfer can be seen in many areas of British … Continue reading

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Intercultural Transfer and the History of Social Housing

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Thomas Adam, University of Texas at Arlington History has traditionally been written in the form of national history. From its establishment as an academic discipline at the beginning of the nineteenth century, historians absorbed the romantic notions of nationalism and … Continue reading

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