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Acheson, Nicholas and Harvey, Brian (2008) Social Policy, Ageing and Voluntary Action. Institute of Public Administration. 258 pp ISBN 978-1-904541-73-8 [Book (authored)]

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Abstract

The book examines the role of voluntary and not-for-profit organisations in the welfare of older people in contemporary welfare states. Drawing on research comparing policy on ageing and the development of voluntary action in Ireland's two jurisdictions, it shows that in good times in both parts of Ireland voluntary action among older people is socially pervasive and politically weak. It provides a comparative account of, and proposes a new theoretical approach to,the structuring of voluntary action around an important welfare category in liberal workfare states.

Item Type:Book (authored)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:1223
Deposited By:Dr Nicholas Acheson
Deposited On:01 Dec 2009 09:46
Last Modified:08 Jul 2011 12:30

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