A social quality approach as re-integration of civil society, the market and the state

Herrmann, Peter, and Earles, Wendy (2010) A social quality approach as re-integration of civil society, the market and the state. In: ISTR Conference Working Papers Vol VII, pp. 1-23. From: 9th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research, 7-10 July, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Abstract

This paper provides critical reflections from a cross-disciplinary conversation on the directions of current theory and practice and shares critical thinking on other possible theory and practice outlooks for a (re)integrated civil society, state and market. This reflective process was used to generate critical questions for third sector theorists and practitioners in the (not necessarily new or unique) climate of 'facing crises'. In the quest for such alternative theory and practice directions beyond western welfare states, and attempts to create welfare systems in transitioning social systems, such critical reflection and questioning is central. This means thinking from society rather than from sectors. With this it is future and challenge oriented rather than functionalist.

Item ID: 15380
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: social quality, civil society
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Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2011 23:34
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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