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Big Society and the ‘new austerity’

Last month the new economics foundation published its report on Surviving Austerity. Since the Coalition took office they have been following the impact of its welfare reforms and public sector cuts in the poorest parts of Birmingham and London, and these … Continue reading

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#VAHS2013 conference online

Last week saw the University of Huddersfield hosting the Voluntary Action History Society’s fifth international research conference. Over the coming weeks we’ll have a series of blog posts commenting on the goings on and some of the fascinating subjects raised. … Continue reading

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Social Investing and the International Context

Here on the VAHS Forum, we tend to focus on the voluntary sector in Britain, past and present. But in this global age, what happens here can have a direct impact on other parts of the world, as Jon Weier writes … Continue reading

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Miliband and humanitarian independence

Thanks to ongoing online and offline commentary, the dust has not settled on David Miliband’s announcement that he is leaving electoral politics to join the International Rescue Committee (IRC). One highly critical take by Michiel Hofman of Médecins sans Frontières … Continue reading

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Feature: The Other NHS

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For our March feature, Clare Hickman of King’s College London writes for us on the National Health Society. She explains how this association of doctors and public health campaigners in the nineteenth century pressed for green spaces to make British cities healthier … Continue reading

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